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      The Grip of Thinking - an introduction to MBCT in Newcastle upon Tyne

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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday   1:00 PM

      71b Westgate Road
      Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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      The Grip of Thinking - an introduction to MBCT

      An introduction to Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy: what is it and how could it be beneficial for me? The Butterfly mind or the Monkey mind is continually strengthening the tendency of the mind to be unsettled. What does it mean that our mind is unsettled? When we have a settled mind we are generally aware of the present moment, we can be in flow, or just sitting and breathing, we can be aware of current emotions or sensations in our body. When our mind is unsettled, our awareness can be anywhere but often not in the present moment, the mind can go to places from long ago, or to places it is longing for. An unsettled mind can chew over yesterdays’ emotions about yesterdays’ encounters or be full of anxiety about the family gathering that is planned for next week. Often we barely know what our mind is up to when it is unsettled, often we experience emotions but are not quite sure why. In times when we experience struggles it can well be that our mind is preparing for flight or fight and we experience a rotten feeling in our body while our mind goes to places we rather avoid. It is this tendency of the mind that we all share and that can sometimes lead to low mood and even depression or anxiety (one in four people in the UK). In this workshop we experience some practices than can help our mind to settle, even if only for a very short moment… Anna is an experienced psychologist (worked in Occupational Health and later the NHS for over 15 years) and a mindfulness and mindfulness self-compassion teacher (since 2012). She has founded and is passionate about health, mindfulness and psychology. Her current interest is heart failure and mindfulness based approaches (Heartfulness project).

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