Monday 19 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 20 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 21 November

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Event type: Recovery, Herb Gardening and Craft – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A practical course that will show you how to grow and use herbs for wellbeing. This hands-on course will teach you the history, properties and uses of herbs and how to make herbal products to take home. organic gardening, using herbs for skincare, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products, boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 12/09/2018, 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 22 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Monday 26 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 27 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 28 November

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Event type: Recovery, Herb Gardening and Craft – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/09/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A practical course that will show you how to grow and use herbs for wellbeing. This hands-on course will teach you the history, properties and uses of herbs and how to make herbal products to take home. organic gardening, using herbs for skincare, making your own herbal tea, applying herbs for first aid, making herbal cleaning products, boosting health with seasonal herbs.


In Progress: 12/09/2018, 19/09/2018, 26/09/2018, 03/10/2018, 10/10/2018, 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)


In Progress: 17/10/2018, 24/10/2018, 31/10/2018, 07/11/2018, 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 29 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Monday 3 December

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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 4 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Thursday 6 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course is an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion suitable for people who may manage a shorter course and sessions better and for those who are more anxious.

Monday 10 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 11 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 12 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Monday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019
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Event type: Recovery, Mindful Self-Care (for Recovery) – Group Course – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

MSeC for Recovery course introduces clients to both mindfulness and self-compassion and supports the development of awareness and self-care in daily life. MSeC for Recovery course is suitable for recovery groups where there are often clients with more complex needs. It is similar to the MSeC for Wellbeing yet a simplified and more accessible version, designed as a gentle introduction, accessible even to clients who may at times feel overwhelmed by their experiences. The practices are even shorter and fewer new concepts and practices will be introduced during the course. The course support understanding of basic mindfulness self-care / compassion concepts including improvement to inner tone and relationship to self, as well as enhancing ways to bring more self-care to daily life after the course.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 03/12/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018

Tuesday 18 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness for Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 30/10/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. Participants are asked to not miss more than two sessions during the 8 weeks, if at all possible, as otherwise it will be tough to keep up with and make the most of the course. The course will develop your innate capacity for present moment awareness and kindness for the benefit of your mental and physical wellbeing. You will be enhancing these capacities as well as learning new skills and ways to integrate these to your daily life. You will learn to recognise unhelpful patterns of the mind and begin to develop new ways of responding. The course supports the development of more helpful responses to our experience, including difficult mental, emotional or physical experiences, and begins to open possibilities for a kinder relationship to self. You will be invited to practice in your own time in the week in between sessions. Suitable for participants on the wellbeing pathway, including newcomers. The sessions include guided mindfulness practices such as the body scan, sitting and movement practices, mindful walking, reflection and learning through group dialogue.


In Progress: 30/10/2018, 06/11/2018, 13/11/2018, 20/11/2018, 27/11/2018, 04/12/2018, 11/12/2018, 18/12/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 19 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model, the aims of this course are to explore an understanding of anxiety via psycho-education, discussion, reflections and exercises. These activities will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The course is designed to encourage development of skills in coping, responding, and managing experiences of anxiety. This will take place through identifying triggers and situations that are likely to provoke anxiety, through identifying thoughts, moods, behaviours and body/physical sensations, and through considering alternative ways of interpreting and responding. The facilitator will make use of examples and scenarios to illustrate CBT principles and to invite participants to practice the above-mentioned skills. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Group Facilitator Pedro Queiroz recently joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supports and co-facilitates the Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course. In 2017, Pedro was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London. The training focused on the acquisition of knowledge and development of clinical skills in the theory and practice of CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, and integrative practice.


In Progress: 14/11/2018, 21/11/2018, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2018, 12/12/2018, 19/12/2018

Monday 24 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 31 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Monday 7 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 8 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Thursday 10 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Monday 14 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 05/11/2018)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is specifically designed to help people who have suffered from bouts of depression and to minimise further episodes of depression. MBCT focuses more on our thoughts and feelings and how we relate to them, and incorporates elements of cognitive therapy. MBCT differs from Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction because it contains specific exercises that enable participants to identify automatic thoughts that lower mood and exacerbate depression, and also supports people in making relapse prevention plans. Regular mindfulness practice enables people to see and understand that certain patterns of mind lead to escalation of emotions; it also allows us to respond and see more clearly what sorts of actions lead to less distress and more nourishing outcomes in everyday life. Group Facilitator Andy Phee is a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy teacher who has trained in Oxford Mindfulness Centres and the Centre for Mindfulness Research in Practice at Bangor University. He has a background in Community Mental Health Nursing.


In Progress: 05/11/2018, 12/11/2018, 19/11/2018, 26/11/2018, 10/12/2018, 17/12/2018, 24/12/2018, 31/12/2018, 07/01/2019, 14/01/2019

Tuesday 15 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Thursday 17 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Tuesday 22 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Thursday 24 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Tuesday 29 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 30 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 31 January

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Wednesday 6 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 7 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Tuesday 12 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 13 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Thursday 14 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self-Care (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course introduces clients to both mindfulness and mindful self-compassion from the beginning of the course. Clients are supported explicitly through psycho education and practices to activate their care giving system for themselves, to support their ability to hold themselves with more care and reassurance in sessions and in daily life. This course is designed for clients who struggle with strong inner critic, self-judgement and shame. For clients with anxiety this course is likely to be somewhat easier due to more support for self-care and for holding themselves without judgement and closing to practices when needed. Also, the mindfulness practices in both MSeC (and MSC) courses are shorter than in MBCT and MBSR courses. MSeC differs from the MBCT and MBSR in its support for relating to oneself with a friendlier inner tone. A key element of the course is general improvements in the inner tone to self, from harshness towards the intention at least to bring a more reassuring and comforting tone to self. The MSeC focuses on enhancing mindful awareness and self-care in daily life.

Tuesday 19 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 20 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 26 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 27 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 5 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 6 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 12 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Wednesday 13 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is a seven week group to enhance skilful understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. We will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life based on Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness. This group will be a confidential and supportive space for you to engage with others experiencing similar difficulties. To get the most value from participating in this group you need to be able to commit to the full 7 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group. 30% Psychoeducation (Learning about the functions of anger – Scientific, Biological, Physiological, Emotional, Spiritual, etc) 30% Practices (Mindfulness / invitational exercises that help us engage skilfully with our anger) 30% Group Process (Sharing in group of how psychoeducation/practices etc meet with experience of participant – this is always invitational and no one is in anyway obliged to share anything) 10% Emerging/new material and process arising from group dynamic (As the group evolves – often new issues arise which require attention)

Tuesday 19 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 26 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 2 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 9 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 16 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Tuesday 23 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.

Friday 5 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (for Wellbeing) – Group Course – 18:30 – 20:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The course supports clients to develop their capacity for awareness of their experience and ability to begin to relate in more helpful ways to challenging thoughts and feelings. The development of awareness supports less reactive behaviour, improving one’s ability to choose more helpful ways for working with stress and daily challenges. The course supports clients to identify their stress indicators and consider more helpful strategies to incorporate into their daily lives. They will learn how to turn towards and relate to stress and difficulty not only through cognitive processes but more holistically within the body. The group is suitable for clients who experience difficulty managing stress and low level anxiety, and general challenges including physical pain and difficulty. It will support client’s ability to better manage challenging feelings, moods, social interactions and physical sensations.