Mindfulness – Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

8 Week Course

Course Overview :

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.

Course Details :

Course teacher: Gwennie Fraser

8 week course

Dates for next course in 2018: to be announced

The Grainger Suite, Mercure Newcastle County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DF (immediately opposite Central Station

Cost: £225 (£150 Concessions)

CosCourse teacher: Gwennie Fraser

  • Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.45 pm
  • Next course starts:  23rd JANUARY 2018
  • The Grainger Suite, Mercure Newcastle County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DF (immediately opposite Central Station)
  • Cost: £250 (£180 concessions)
  • Places available on this course

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The support was absolutely the right level for me. The options for speaking outside of the session or booking a time to talk over the phone was very reassuring. I also found the non-judgemental style of support and facilitation so freeing particularly at times of challenge when I was being quite unkind to or judgemental of myself.

Also, the emphasis that the challenges are part of the process and practice, and provide opportunities for learning somehow helped to engender a sense of acceptance; subsequently I didn’t beat myself up so much. This too was very liberating”

The time passed so quickly and I certainly felt very positive each Tuesday at the thought of going to the class. Sharing experiences in the small groups was always really helpful to get a sense of my own practice and to be encouraged by others.

I loved the day of practice and although I could have thought it was a  real indulgence, I have reflected how important it is to create time in my busy life and how re-charged I can feel with just a s mall amount of time stepping out of the norm. Having this foundation enables me to have something now to build upon and the word of “beginning again at this moment” makes me smile and do just that.