MBCL is a mindfulness-based programme in the form of an 8 week course that supports the development and training of compassion to enhance mental and physical health. MBCL supports individuals to cultivate a friendly and compassionate attitude toward themselves and others. MBCL exercises also help individuals to experience key aspects of emotional well-being including warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with oneself and others.
During the course, individuals are also introduced to some of the background information underlying compassion training, as well as the ways in which it can be anchored in everyday life. A further theme is nurturing compassion with oneself and others in the face of difficult emotions and challenging living situations.
The MBCL course is suitable as a follow up course for all those who have completed an 8 week MBSR or MBCT programme. It consists of 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours and a silent, all-day practice session. Course materials and guided recordings of the exercises are included in the course fee.