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Mindfulness for adopters – online course – eight weeks

Date and Time

Date(s) - 17/01/2022 - 14/03/2022
10:00 am - 12:15 pm

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This Mindfulness training course is informed by Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which is designed to help with low mood, anxiety and stress related conditions. Aimed at adoptive parents, it is an opportunity for individual participants to learn new ways of managing daily life, within in a supportive group of other adoptive parents. We don’t advise that couples should do the course together.

Mindfulness is effective in helping people to manage stress, deal with difficult thoughts and emotions, and live life more fully. Through mindfulness, we can find more helpful ways to relate to what is happening in our life and learn to respond to challenges in a more beneficial way.

MBCT is included in the NHS NICE guidelines and is increasingly used in therapeutic practice.

Complete beginners and experienced meditators are all welcome. The course facilitator is Ollie Frame.

There are eight sessions over nine weeks – breaking for half-term for the week beginning Monday 21 February.

  • 10.00am to 12.15pm on Monday mornings, starting Monday 17 January

How to book: Please book ASAP. For more information and to book your place, please contact us.

 

Notes

  • The course will be paid for by the Adoption Support Fund, and the cost will be deducted out of your child’s Annual Fair Access Limit. However, if you wish to self-fund this is also possible. The exact price will depend on the number of participants and will be under £200.
  • Mindfulness for Adopters is being taught online using Zoom.
  • There is an expectation that participants will be able to do 20-40 minutes daily practice and will commit to attend a minimum of six of the eight sessions.
  • You will need a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed, which is warm and comfortable, and where it is possible to lie down on the floor.
  • You will need a PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet with a webcam and microphone and a stable internet connection.
  • Adopt South West is also delivering the same course, but face-to-face later in the year in Exeter. The first session is at 9.45am on Monday 16 May 2022. If you would like to attend please email adoptsouthwestsupport@devon.gov.uk
  • We are also considering running a shorter course if there is demand, to help previous eight-week course graduates an opportunity to refresh your practice in a supportive group of adoptive parents. Please let us know if this is something you would be in interested in by emailing adoptsouthwestsupport@devon.gov.uk This programme may need to be self-funded.