Mindfulness based cognitive therapy and Breathwork (online version)

In the comfort of your home 

  • 9 four hours Group Zoom meetings.

  • + Over 25 live sessions of Mindfulness, Breathwork and yoga classes 

  •  2 * 30 min personal consolation and followups    

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based therapy developed by Seagal, Willaims and Teadsdale, 2013. Although originally developed specifically for people recovering from depression, it has since been expanded and shown to be effective for a range of other diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MBCT is a type of psychotherapy that integrates cognitive therapy, meditation, and the cultivation of a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude called "mindfulness” and is highly focused on practicing and experiencing concepts rather than just learning about them in a theoretical way. The type of breathwork mostly used in the program is a gentler variant of the original Holotropic Breathwork developed by Stanislav Grof, typically lasting about 60 minutes. After a sharing circle the individual is guided through regular breathing to build coherent heart rate variability and increase parasympathetic arousal. The person is then guided to breathe more deeply as music builds, which causes a safe level of respiratory alkalosis. When charging music stops and breathing is encouraged to slow the individual typically experiences a sense of wellbeing and emotional release. In this stage the individual is instructed to observe their experience with mindful awareness and curiosity. Relaxing music encourages safe recovery and grounding. The process is fully supervised and supported by an experienced and certified practitioner for participants during and after the breathing. 
The combination of these two modalities helps to:

- Cultivate awareness and focus.
- Cultivate non-reactiveness and acceptance towards what we choose
 Builds mental and physical stamina and resilience to stress. 
- Helps to become more compassionate for your self and others.