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8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Introductory Session (2023 Round 1)
12月29日 (Thursday)|7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Free
Target group:Members with moderate to severe emotional distress who are interested in practicing mindfulness

About

Different research studies continue to show the benefits of mindfulness practice, e.g.: improving sleep quality, enhancing focus and memory, relieving stress, depression, anxiety, physical pain, etc. 


In this 8-week MBCT group, a clinical psychologist will guide you through different mindfulness practices (including sitting meditations, mindful stretching, mindful walking, and more). It will help you become aware of habitual response patterns, develop an open, accepting attitude, relieve distress and find peace of mind. A certificate will be awarded to members who complete the 8-week course. For more details about the 8-week course, please scroll down to bottom of the page.


Members interested in self-care via mindfulness are cordially invited to join the introductory session. For those who are interested in joining the 8-week group therapy, it is a prerequisite to attend the introductory session. During the session, an overview of the course content and details about application will be provided.

Content


  • Introduction to mindfulness 
  • Mindfulness practices
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Overview of the 8-week MBCT group(content, format, time, location, fee, etc.)
  • Course application details

Instructor profile


Connie has been practicing mindfulness since 2012. She has completed the Foundational Training in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy by the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre & HK Center for Mindfulness (Module 1-4), and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Foundations and Teacher Advance Intensive Training by Brown Mindfulness Center, Advanced Teacher Training in Mindful Parenting, and Teach Paws b Teacher Training. She has delivered many 8-week MBCT and MBSR courses as well as mindfulness workshops to the community in the past. 


Connie has strong faith in the life transformational power that is hidden inside every single individual---everyone is the expert of his/ her own life. Through mindfulness practice, we can be more aware of the connection between ourselves and the universe, cultivating a compassionate and wholesome mind to live with the constant uncertainties in this changing world. 

Remarks:


1. Upon successful application, you will receive the event Zoom link via email. 

2. Application will not be processed if the submitted information is incomplete.

3. Those who have previously attended any of our MBCT introductory sessions will not be required to attend this introductory session again. You will receive a link to apply for the 8-week MBCT group via email.

4. Application deadline for this introductory session: 28 December 2022

Details about the 8-week MBCT group 


Content: Different mindfulness practices (including sitting meditations, mindful stretching, mindful walking, and more) to help you become aware of habitual response patterns, develop an open, accepting attitude, relieve distress and find peace of mind.

Target group:
Members with moderate to severe emotional distress who are interested in practicing mindfulness (If necessary, the instructor will call to see if the applicant is suitable to participate in this course at this stage)


Dates and times:


Week 1:  21st January (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Week 2:  28th January (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Week 3:  4th February (Sat) | 9:00am – 11:30am

Week 4:  11th February (Sat) | 9:00am – 11:30am

Week 5:  18th February (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Week 6:  25th February (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Full-day retreat:  26th February (Sunday) | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Week 7:  4th March (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Week 8:  11th March (Sat) | 10:00am – 12:30pm


Fee: HKD2,800* (A refund of HKD800 will be given to participants who attend the full-day retreat, together with 6 or more weekly sessions.)


Venue: 

8 week course: CUHK CMRT Thomas Jing Centre, 1701, 17/F, Far East Consortium Building, 121 Des Voeux Road, Central(May be held online depending on COVID prevention measures)(Google Map)

Full-day retreat (26 February): InnoPort, Inter-University Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin (2-minute walk from Exit A of University Station) (Google Map)


Language of delivery: Cantonese


Quota: 15


Inquiries: info@jcthplus.org


*If you have financial difficulties, please contact our staff via the above email.

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