Mindfulness Programme (Pilot) Jan- Mar 2020
An 8 week programme developing Mindfulness with
Dr Vidarshi Karunaratne, BSc(Hons), MBChB, PhD, FRCOphth
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist
8 Monday evenings from 4 to 6pm and one full day silent retreat- venue to be confirmed.
This pilot is now full.
Over the last few years, there has been an exponential rise in scientific research and publications on a form of psychological intervention or training known as mindfulness. Mindfulness is now considered to be a well-research, non-religious and effective means to help alleviate stress, depression and anxiety. In 2016, the ever increasing interest in the subject prompted the UK Government to publish a report "The All-Party Parliamentary Group Mindful Nation UK Report. " This report summarizes some of the scientific evidence supporting mindfulness based practices and makes a series of recommendations including the introduction of mindfulness based interventions in the areas of health, education, the workplace and in the criminal justice system.