Monday 17 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 18 February

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
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 Lenora


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020

Wednesday 19 February

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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us on a six week journey of self-exploration using a combination of arts and mindfulness techniques. In the safety of a closed group you will learn tools for your self-regulation and have an opportunity for self-expression and discovery in a community with others.


In Progress: 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020

Thursday 20 February

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020

Monday 24 February

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 25 February

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
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 Lenora


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020

Wednesday 26 February

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Event type: Recovery, Healthy Eating – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 08/01/2020)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Eating well is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, but the ability to eat well can suffer when on a tight budget. Come along and learn to cook delicious dishes on a budget and enjoy eating together.


In Progress: 08/01/2020, 15/01/2020, 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Recovery, Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 17:00 (started on 22/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Join us on a six week journey of self-exploration using a combination of arts and mindfulness techniques. In the safety of a closed group you will learn tools for your self-regulation and have an opportunity for self-expression and discovery in a community with others.


In Progress: 22/01/2020, 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 19/02/2020, 26/02/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"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 joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated 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: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 27 February

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020

Monday 2 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 3 March

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.

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Event type: Recovery, How to be Assertive – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

This 6 week course is designed to help you to communicate effectively by identifying what assertive behaviour is, expressing your needs and rights whilst respecting others in everyday life.

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness based cognitive therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 14/01/2020)
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 Lenora


In Progress: 14/01/2020, 21/01/2020, 28/01/2020, 04/02/2020, 11/02/2020, 18/02/2020, 25/02/2020, 03/03/2020

Wednesday 4 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"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 joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated 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: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 5 March

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 6 March

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020

Monday 9 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 10 March

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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – 12:30 – 14:30
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

Meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing and making sure these stay positive and healthy is very important to us all. During this course you will have a better sense of what relationships are and have an overview on what a healthy relationship is and what its boundaries are. This 4-week course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions, establish boundaries and effective communication. This is done by identifying emotions and developing a feelings vocabulary. We will develop tools to practice healthy boundaries with oneself and with others by looking at personal anxiety as a helpful emotion and distinguishing it from sometimes unhelpful ways of responding. We will also be looking at a range of strategies to enable you to distinguish healthy relationships from unhealthy ones.

Wednesday 11 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"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 joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated 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: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 12 March

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Friday 13 March

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Event type: Recovery, Dramatherapy – Group Course – 11:00 – 12:00 (started on 24/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"Dramatherapy is a form of arts psychotherapy that invites people to explore their feelings, experiences, hopes/difficulties or relationships using drama, movement, play, games, storytelling and other creative arts. There is no need to be ‘good’ at drama - the group is inclusive - anyone can engage with dramatherapy."


In Progress: 24/01/2020, 31/01/2020, 07/02/2020, 14/02/2020, 21/02/2020, 28/02/2020, 06/03/2020, 13/03/2020

Monday 16 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 17 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 18 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"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 joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated 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: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 19 March

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Monday 23 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 24 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 25 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding and Managing Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

"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 joined MIND in City, Hackney, and Waltham Forest in May 2018 as the High Intensity IAPT Therapist. Currently offering 1:1 therapy sessions and carrying out clinical assessments for the Psychological Therapies Team, Pedro supported and co-facilitated 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: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Understanding Anxiety – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/01/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN


In Progress: 29/01/2020, 05/02/2020, 12/02/2020, 26/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 11/03/2020, 18/03/2020, 25/03/2020

Thursday 26 March

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Event type: Recovery, Managing Anxiety – 12:45 – 14:45
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Recovery, Creative Writing – 15:00 – 17:00
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
15a Homerton Row

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 06/02/2020, 13/02/2020, 20/02/2020, 27/02/2020, 05/03/2020, 12/03/2020, 19/03/2020, 26/03/2020

Monday 30 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 31 March

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Thursday 2 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Monday 6 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Self-Compassion – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 17/02/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This course will lay foundations for understanding mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion. The course supports understanding and experiencing of these methods through practice, reflection and discussion. Benefits of the course potentially include: • Reductions in: anxiety, depression, stress, rumination • Increases in: wellbeing, resilience, sense of self-acceptance and self-worth Participants will learn: • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease • how to motivate themselves with encouragement rather than criticism • how to deactivate threat system and activate care-giving system to support wellbeing when experiencing psychological distress The course will support: • Understanding the role of mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion as key factors in mental and emotional wellbeing • Improved emotion regulation and management of thoughts and difficult emotions • Developing participants mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practice and tools for home and everyday life • Exploring behaviours and activities that nourish and enhance capacity for wellbeing Sessions consist of: - guided mindfulness, self-care and self-compassion practices - information and suggested practices for participants for the week in between - psychological education related to mindfulness and self-compassion - exploring skills, tools and activities that enhance capacity for wellbeing - reflections in pairs, small groups and whole group on the practices (it is not necessary for participants to speak in the larger group at any point during the course if they choose not to).


In Progress: 17/02/2020, 24/02/2020, 02/03/2020, 09/03/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/03/2020, 30/03/2020, 06/04/2020

Tuesday 7 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 8 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 9 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Tuesday 14 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 15 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 16 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Tuesday 21 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 22 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 23 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Monday 27 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 28 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 29 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 30 April

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Monday 4 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 5 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 17/03/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 17/03/2020, 24/03/2020, 31/03/2020, 07/04/2020, 14/04/2020, 21/04/2020, 28/04/2020, 05/05/2020

Wednesday 6 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 7 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Monday 11 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Wednesday 13 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 14 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Monday 18 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 27/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 27/04/2020, 04/05/2020, 11/05/2020, 18/05/2020

Tuesday 19 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Wednesday 20 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Thursday 21 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 02/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 02/04/2020, 09/04/2020, 16/04/2020, 23/04/2020, 30/04/2020, 07/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 21/05/2020

Tuesday 26 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Wednesday 27 May

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/04/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/04/2020, 15/04/2020, 22/04/2020, 29/04/2020, 06/05/2020, 13/05/2020, 20/05/2020, 27/05/2020

Tuesday 2 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 4 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Monday 8 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 9 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 11 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Monday 15 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Thursday 18 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Monday 22 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 23 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 25 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Monday 29 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 08/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The ACT for Resilience approach is based on the principles of ACT, an evidence based model that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment to values based actions to increase psychological flexibility and resilience. ACT for Resilience LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on the lived experience are taken into account in terms of mental health challenges, and their potential contribution to feeling unsafe, unwelcome, not accepted or respected. The course will consist of psychological education, discussion, reflections and exercises which will take place both in small groups and the larger group. The facilitator will guide participants through experiential practice and exercises. They will make use of metaphors and scenarios to illustrate the core skills, including inviting participants to practice becoming aware of towards and away moves from what matters to them. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises if they do not wish to do so. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in between sessions. The group runs for 4 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 08/06/2020, 15/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 29/06/2020

Tuesday 30 June

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 2 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Tuesday 7 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 9 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Tuesday 14 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 19/05/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 19/05/2020, 26/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 09/06/2020, 23/06/2020, 30/06/2020, 07/07/2020, 14/07/2020

Thursday 16 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Thursday 23 July

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 04/06/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 25/06/2020, 02/07/2020, 09/07/2020, 16/07/2020, 23/07/2020

Thursday 10 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 14 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 15 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 17 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 21 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 22 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Monday 28 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 29 September

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 1 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 5 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 6 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 8 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 12 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 13 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 15 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 19 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 20 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 22 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Saturday 24 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Monday 26 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Tuesday 27 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 29 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020
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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – General – Group course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 10/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The RadSec courses are delivered by practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence-based methodologies that the course is founded on. The group consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 10/09/2020, 17/09/2020, 24/10/2020, 01/10/2020, 08/10/2020, 15/10/2020, 22/10/2020, 29/10/2020

Tuesday 3 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – 18:30 – 20:30 (started on 15/09/2020)
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 Lenora"


In Progress: 15/09/2020, 22/09/2020, 29/09/2020, 06/10/2020, 13/10/2020, 20/10/2020, 27/10/2020, 03/11/2020

Thursday 5 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Monday 9 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Radical Self-Care – LGBTQ+ – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 14/09/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

The Radical Self-Care approach has been designed to support people with the possibility of becoming more accepting, caring and reassuring in their relationship to themselves when life feels challenging. The theoretical underpinnings are evidence-based approaches such as Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassion Focused Therapy. The course supports individuals to enhance their natural capacities for mindful awareness and caring and compassionate responses, towards themselves. RadSec for LGBTQ+ is for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and have lived experience of gender and sexual relationships diversity. The context and lived experience of being LGBTQ+ is taken into account in relation to mental health challenges, for example, the impact of internalised shame and LGBTQ negativity on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-worth. The RadSec for LGBTQ+ courses are delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners with experience of and training in the evidence based methodologies that the course is founded on. The content will support understanding of difficult emotions, for example anger and shame, and supports participants in managing difficult emotions in more helpful ways. The course supports understanding and enhancing emotion regulation through psychological education and experientially through practices and reflections. The course will utilise psychological education, mindfulness and compassion practices, exercises and reflections. Participants will work on their own, in pairs or small groups as well as in the larger group. Participants are free to not participate in the exercises or group discussion if they do not wish to do so at any given point. Practices and reflections will be encouraged in their own time between sessions. The group runs for 8 weeks and consists of 10-14 participants.


In Progress: 14/09/2020, 21/09/2020, 28/09/2020, 05/10/2020, 12/10/2020, 19/10/2020, 26/10/2020, 09/11/2020

Thursday 12 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 19 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 26 November

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 3 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 10 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020

Thursday 17 December

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Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 29/10/2020)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

This is an eight week group to enhance understanding of our anger and other strong emotions. It will offer you some practical tools/practices to manage these in your everyday life and is 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 8 week course and feel comfortable enough to work together with others in a group.


In Progress: 29/10/2020, 05/11/2020, 12/11/2020, 19/11/2020, 26/11/2020, 03/12/2020, 10/12/2020, 17/12/2020