Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
for Stress are structured group programmes that teaches mindfulness practices,
such as meditation and yoga, to alleviate the suffering associated with stress.
The programme is non-religious and is based upon a step-by-step personal development
framework that develops enhanced awareness of our moment-to-moment experience
in everyday life.
MBCT for Stress combines approximately ninety-five
percent of the MBSR course and also utilises cognitive therapy exercises to look
more closely at individuals' negative thought patterns and self-talk.
The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and an optional practice
Arkless is the owner and founder of The Mindful Road. Shelly has completed
the work for a 5 year Master's degree in teaching mindfulness-based courses at
the Centre for Mindfulness
Research and Practice at the University of Bangor and also holds
a Post-graduate Certificate of Competence to teach mindfulness-based courses.
She has passionately delivered mindfulness courses for the last 5 years and has
personally benefited from her own steady mindfulness practice. Shelly enjoys teaching
MBSR/MBCT courses and workshops but has also designed and implemented successful
mindfulness courses and workshops for specific business needs such as resilience
and leadership. Shelly moved over from the United States just over 20 years
ago and lives in the Midlands. She has mentored many of the mindfulness teachers
in the midlands area..
Snowden is a mindfulness trainer studying for a Master’s degree in
Mindfulness-based approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice,
Bangor University. She has a degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology from
Keele University,and a BSc in Occupational Therapy from Derby University. Hazel
also has a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills for Occupational
Health Professionals from Brunel University.
Hazel has many years NHS experience
as a clinical case-manager and occupational therapist in mental health, CFS and
other life-changing health conditions.
Mindfulness is integral to Hazel’s
personal and work life and she appreciates the benefits that daily practice brings.
She is passionate about sharing mindfulness with others.