Level 1 Mindful Resilience Enhancement: Workshop 1: An Introduction to Mindfulness

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 17 Jun 2017 until 18 Jun 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust: Rehab Unit

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Please Note: Please use the booking link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-mindfulness-mre-workshop-1-june-2017-tickets-29778256567. The MRE Teacher-Training is proving to be very popular and workshops are becoming fully booked more than 6 months in advance. We therefore advise early booking. Please contact Linda Orrett at the Christie (0161 446 8236 linda.orrett@christie.nhs.uk) to make your booking.

Fee: £165

This course provides an introduction to the concept and practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness-based approaches are being used in an ever increasing range of fields particularly after NICE recommended their use for preventing relapse in people with recurrent depression.

 

Please be aware that MRE training is designed for professionals with membership of a professional body that has a code or practice or ethics to provide a framework for accountable practice. If you do not belong to a professional body or are still in training please contact us to see whether you are eligible to undertake the MRE training course beyond Level 1, Workshop 1. Those without a membership of an appropriate professional body may still be able to do the training if you can clearly demonstrate how you will be working in an accountable way when offering MRE. We will need to discuss this on an individual basis.

So although this workshop is open to any students, trainees, professionals and practitioners working in health, educational, social and complementary contexts, Workshops 2 & 3 may not be open to you if you cannot demonstrate how you would be teaching mindfulness in an accountable context.

The mindfulness-approaches you will have the opportunity to learn have been specifically developed to be integrated into both one-to-one professional practice as well as delivered as a course: they form a very safe set of approaches called Mindful Resilience Enhancement (MRE). These approaches are designed to be quickly and easily taught to clients in the session and then the client can practice them between sessions. In our experience professionals find that when their clients start to practice mindfulness it enhances the client’s responsiveness to the other interventions being offered.

This workshop is essentially a 2 day version of the model Level 1 MRE 8 week course and so provides a crucial foundation in the MRE approach. The underpinning philosophy of MRE emphasises accessibility and the incremental development of mindfulness and self-compassion. As such there is a focus on starting to cultivate mindfulness in a focused and structured way but, unlike many mindfulness based approaches, to do this initially in the context of existing daily routines. Once the principles of mindfulness and a framework of mindfulness in daily life are established there is a firm foundation to explore longer practices to further develop the capacity for mindfulness and self-compassion.

Around the experiential aspects we will explore the theoretical framework underpinning MRE and how mindfulness can be integrated into professional practice.

MRE is supported by an extensive set of free to access audio files (see www.resilience.plus) and information sheets. This ensures that you or your clients using these approaches are not burdened by additional expenses.

 

This weekend forms the first part of a professional teacher-training programme in MRE. MRE teacher-training is in 2 levels and a pathway to a competency certificate is available after each level. Level 1 MRE teacher-training focuses on teaching clients to stabilise their attention and self-soothe. Level 2 MRE teacher-training focuses on teaching clients how to turn towards difficulty they are experiencing with self-compassion.

Please see www.mre.re for further details of this approach.

 

Booking Information

For bookings please contact Linda Orrett at the Christie.

Tel: 0161 446 8236 (email is best though)

Email: linda.orrett@christie.nhs.uk

 

The full range of excellent training programmes offered at the Christie are available here.

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