Mindfulness course  MBCT-short

Mindfulness is a well-researched, secular and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety and depression, and promoting well-being and flourishing.

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The 8-Week ‘Finding Peace in a Frantic World’ Course is a great introduction to mindfulness. The course is based on the traditional eight-week Mindfulness course programs (MBSR and MBCT), but the key learning points and practices have been distilled into a slightly shorter format.

This particular program is based on the best-selling book, “Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World”, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, which is also recommended in this course.

The course consists of eight, 1.5-hour sessions and includes 20 minutes of home practice per day between sessions. Through guided meditations, group dialogue, individually tailored instructions and home assignments, you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness and techniques to build your personal home practice and access the wide-ranging benefits well beyond the course.

It is suitable for anyone who wants a structured, practical, and highly accessible introduction to mindfulness. It is appropriate for people new to mindfulness, anyone who has tried mindfulness apps or perhaps read a book and wants the structure of a course led by a certified teacher.

The key learning points:

  • A variety of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices, which involve using the breath and body as a focus for being aware of our experience in the present moment
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and how to self-regulate our moods, so that we are better able to pause in challenging situations and manage our responses more effectively
  • Recognizing the patterns of worrying and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and how we can relate to ourselves with a more accepting and kinder stance
  • Learning to have more mindful communication, connections, and relationships
  • Developing practical self-care tools to help us thrive, perform at our best, and build resilience

Includes: 8 weekly sessions and a silent retreat day after session 5

Group size: 10-24

Prerequisite: No prior mindfulness experience requires

Where: Online via Zoom

Time: 6-7:30 pm (CET)

Dates & price: Look at the Registration tab

Course book: “Mindfulness: a guide to finding peace in a frantic world”, to be purchased ahead of the course starting

Book Finding Peace

About the teachers

Laura LarssonLaura Larsson is a qualified mindfulness teacher and trained to teach the Frantic World Mindfulness Course at the University of Oxford Centre for Mindfulness. She follows the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses as laid out by the British Association for Mindfulness Based teaching.
Laura is from the UK but moved to Sweden last year. Laura understands Swedish fairly well and hopes this will be supportive to the group. She has been meditating for many years and is regularly attending training, meditation retreats and courses.
Mira SchneidersMira Schneider was first introduced to mindfulness in 2015 during an 8-week MBSR course. Finding that mindfulness practice had an enormously beneficial impact on her life and wellbeing, she has been practicing secular and Buddhist meditation ever since. Inspired to spread the benefits of mindfulness further, Mira trained to become an MBCT mindfulness teacher at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in 2019. Since then, Mira has taught mindfulness courses and drop-in sessions to university students, doctors, and the general public. Mira has a background in Psychology, a doctorate in Population Health and works as a public health researcher at Oxford University.