An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

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This workshop will allow participants to explore the use of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in their professional practice.


Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular method of increasing self-awareness and gaining more control over a modern tendency for mental busyness and negative thinking.  Cognitive Therapy (CT) is similar to mindfulness in that the goal of treatment is an increase in awareness of maladaptive thinking that leads to changes in the thought process, which in turn results in behavioural change.  The principle difference between mindfulness and CT is that the former focuses on ‘being with distress,’ with an attitude of acceptance, while CT is more active in attempting to change the causes of distress. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy combines the above modalities by using mindfulness to encourage the client to sit with unpleasant thoughts and feelings while using cognitive techniques to address those difficulties.


Who is this course for?  

This is a CPD workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapists or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training. BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy students in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of their studies are all invited to apply for this CPD workshop. No previous experience of mindfulness or CBT is required but any existing knowledge/experience can inform your learning. This training can help you in your work with others and also as an approach to your own self-care.


What are the benefits of doing this course? 

Both mindfulness and cognitive therapy are evidence-based approaches to improving your self-care and working therapeutically with others. They work well together and are easily adapted to fit with your existing way of working, or to help you to develop in a new direction. You will benefit yourself on the day by engaging in a range of mindfulness exercises and learning about the power of our thoughts to influence our feelings and behaviours. You will learn about a range of exercises which you can immediately bring to your client work.


What will you learn?  

You will receive an overview of both areas of mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy, looking at their development, key principles and theories. However, this is an experiential day so you will also engage in various ways with the approaches individually, in small and large groups. Key areas addressed will include as breathing and body scan exercises, as well as exploring the thought cycle and cognitive distortions. We will then look at integrating these aspects into the working model of MBCT, particularly around how to extend the days learning into self-care practices and to apply to your own client work.




Course Details




TIMETABLE: Saturday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live Online



Entry Requirements



This is a CPD workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training. BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy students in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of their studies are all invited to apply for this CPD workshop.


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: £85

PCI College Graduate Price*: £75

PCI College BSc/MSc Student & Alumni Member Discount Price: £65 - Join Alumni group on LinkedIn here to avail of discount.

*PCI College Graduate rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only.




Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


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