01273 417997

Begin 2018 with a positive state of mind

Mindfulness and family constellations course
Beginning Sunday 14th January
Everyone is welcome!
Our new course will take place each Sunday for 8 weeks at the Heene Centre, Worthing, BN11 4PL.
The day’s program consists of 4 individual sessions:
9.15 – 10.15am: Optional meditation
10.15 – 12.45pm: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course
12.45 – 1.30pm: Lunch (bring your own food, kitchen available)
1.30 – 4pm: Family constellation group to heal your family patterns
4 – 5pm: Optional meditation
You are welcome to attend all day or simply pick the sessions you feel you’d benefit most from.
All sessions are facilitated by our fully qualified mindfulness teacher, John Kapp.
If you choose to commit to the full 8-week course (attending every session), we suggest a contribution of £150 (prepaid by cheque made payable to John Kapp and sent to 22, Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE or brought with you on 14th January).
If you prefer to drop in some Sundays and just attend a selection of sessions, we ask for a contribution of £8 per session or £15 for a half day. This cost covers the hiring of the venue.
For further details, please contact John at [email protected] or 01273 417997

About Our Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) sessions
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurring depression. It combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching, with elements from cognitive therapy to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression.
MBCT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for people who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression. Evidence shows that MBCT can, on average, reduce the risk of relapse of recurrent depression by 43% (Mark et al, 2014).
Research also suggests that it’s particularly effective for groups who are more likely to relapse (Teasdale et al, 2000), as well as being a cost-effective and accessible treatment for individuals and providers, due to its psycho-social approach to staying well (Williams & Kuyken, 2012).
MBCT teaches people to pay attention to the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future, and to let go of the negative thoughts that can tip them over into depression. It also gives people a greater awareness of their own body, helping them to identify the signs of oncoming depression and ward off the episode before it starts. (Information taken from www.bemindful.co.uk)

The sessions we will run incorporate some of the concepts from the .b programme for Mindfulness In Schools (www.mindfulnessinschools.org)
Facilitator, and SECTCo founder & secretary, John Kapp, completed the MBCT course in 2008, and the teacher training in 2009. He has facilitated more than 20 courses since, of which more than 10 have been facilitator training. He is also qualified to teach adults the .b foundation course.

Family constellation meditation
Family Constellations is a therapeutic method that focuses on elements of family systems therapy, existential phenomenology and Zulu attitudes to family.
Family Constellation is a powerful method to help you recognise difficult entanglements, both in your family of origin as well as in your present family or relationship. Solution-oriented interventions bring understanding, which is followed by a deep relaxation that allows love to flow again between members of the family system.
(Information taken from www.family-constellation.net/trainings/family-constellation/)
We advise that prior to attending your first sessions, please visit the website above to read information. Also, watch this suggested video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ1oYiR5VpM