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8-week MBCT course

  • The Shoe Factory 23B Fitzwilliam Street Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 9YW United Kingdom (map)

The 8-week MBCT course is a well-established and scientifically-proven way of training your ‘meditation muscles’ by offering a programme which helps you understand and develop the wellbeing benefits of mindfulness. It provides a structured process with a group of people supported by regular practice. Just like training your physical muscles, your meditation muscles need to be trained at home too to get the most from the course.


Session 1 - Awareness and automatic pilot – stepping out of ‘doing’ mode into ‘being’ mode

Session 2 - Dealing with barriers – living in our heads – paying attention in each moment without judgement

Session 3 - Mindfulness of the breath and body in movement

Session 4 - Staying present – recognising aversion, becoming aware of how we might respond mindfully

Session 5 - Acceptance, allowing and letting be – working towards developing acceptance and kindness towards our experiences

Session 6 - Thoughts are not facts – ways to see thoughts differently

Session 7 - How can I best take care of myself? Using skilful action to take care of ourselves, even when our mood lowers

Session 8 - Acceptance and change – maintaining and extending new learning!

Prior to joining, your MBCT mindfulness practitioner Nicola Smith will arrange a 1-2-1, so that she can establish your individual aims and requirements of the course and assess your suitability for taking part.

“More energy and enthusiasm. A greater capacity for relaxation and calmness. Enhanced self-confidence. Increased ability to handle stressful situations. More focus. More self-awareness. Greater sensitivity to others.”
— Mindfulness programme results

Dates and times

Each session will take place on a Wednesday evening starting at 7.15pm and finishing at 9pm (excluding 29 May). It is important that you commit to attending all eight sessions.


£275 for eight weeks (includes initial 1-2-1), payable in advance. £225 Early Bird rate if booked by 3 April. The fee includes:

  • all handouts and resources, and a USB memory stick or CD of guided practices for use during and after the course

  • a pre-course individual meeting (30 mins) with each potential participant to discuss the course, any questions you may have and any other relevant information. The course is a commitment, so it's important to consider whether it’s right for you, and whether you would have time to practice the mindfulness skills in between sessions, as this is an important part of the course

  • an optional post-group individual meeting (included in the price)

How to book

Simply complete the form below and we will call you back to arrange your initial consultation and answer any questions you may have. Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll send you bank details for the full payment to be made. Until then, you are under no obligation whatsoever.

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This course is run in conjunction with the Ashgrove Clinic.

Earlier Event: 3 April
MBCT Mindfulness taster
Later Event: 6 August
Mindful Pilates