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Dr. Patrizia Collard
Stress Management Consultant and Psychotherapist

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Forthcoming workshops

Our training organisation is a participating member of the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations. Our trainers adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers and we encourage the teachers we train to adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines for Teachers

 

 

 

16.09.2017
30.09.2017
14.10.2017
15.10.2017
04.11.2017
(one course)
 

MBCT Introduction for Stressreduction (9-Part)
Honor Oak Park (London)


We are pleased to announce an upcoming MBCT (9-part) course. Please be aware this is a multi-part course – attendance is required on all dates.
Information

Dates:

Session 1&2: 16th September
Session 3&4: 30th September
Session 5&6: 14th October
Silent Meditation: 15th October (All day silent)
Session 7&8: 4th November

ALL DAYS START AT 11.00 AM AND FINISH AT 5 PM. 54 HOURS OF TRAINING. REFRESHMENTS BUT NOT LUNCH INCLUDED.

Fee: £285 (Early Bird Fee: £235 if paid by the end of August).
Two Booking Together Discount: £400
Book Now: workshopsstressminus@yahoo.co.uk
Inquiries: contact@entermindfulness.com
We strive to get back in touch within 48 hours.

Introduction to MBCT

This course offers those with an interest in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy an opportunity to explore the Eight Step MBCT programme developed by Williams, Segal and Teasdale within a 5-day format at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23. Each day covers two classes of the MBCT programme, with meditations to practice at home between sessions (approx. 40 minutes daily).

The intention of this course is to provide participants with an experiential understanding of MBCT . In each session, participants will encounter a number of meditation practices and cognitive-behavioural exercises to explore on a direct, personal level. The course is accompanied by a handout and CDs to support the home-practice.

This course does not equip participants to teach the MBCT programme, but will help to establish or deepen a personal meditation practice, which forms a necessary foundation for training at a later state to become a trainer in Mindfulness-based Approaches (UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers, Good Practice Guidelines).
 

 

22.09.2017
28.10.2017

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24.09.2017
29.10.2017
(one course)
 

MBCT Teacher Development - Part 1:
Honor Oak Park (London)

We are pleased to announced revised dates. Please look over the details and contact us if you require any information. We welcome all contact. Please be advised that this course requires attendance on both weekends.

Upcoming Dates:
1st Dates: 22, 23, 24 September: (Meet as group in London for weekend)
<Interim> Thereafter create groups that meet a couple of times a week (live or via Skype) and practise together guiding meditations and Inquiry! During these weeks you get a weekly 1/2 hour supervision by one or the other teacher.
2nd Dates: 28, 29 October: (Meet as group in London for weekend)

(Here you will be expected to demonstrate at least one Meditation practice and one Inquiry.)

Price
Early Bird Fee: £995 – if paid before August 31st
Regular: £1150 (If paid by Employer: £1250)

You must have a regular mindfulness practice of 40 minutes a day, attended a recognised 8 week course, prepare a journal and have access to a computer and Skype.

Book Now: workshopsstressminus@yahoo.co.uk
Inquiries: contact@entermindfulness.com
We strive to get back in touch within 48 hours.

MBCT Teacher Development (Part 1)
A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr Collard and assisted by experienced movement teacher Helen Stephenson).

This non-residential* five-day training workshop at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23 will facilitate the deepening of your personal mindfulness practice. The main focus will be on developing sound teaching skills in MBCT and skills in inquiry and dialogue. The course is largely interactive and experiential, and you will be required to demonstrate teaching skills in small groups and discuss your experiences with one another, as well as doing meditation homework.

*Between 1-3 rooms may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for one night or £30 per night for two or more nights (approx).

Participants must also submit a brief journal (up to 2000 words), one month prior to the start of the course, containing:

  1. A summary of your regular practice (including difficulties that came up and how you dealt with them).

  2. Retreat experiences; dates and nature of each retreat.

  3. Insights gained through reading the two main text books (‘Full Catastrophe Living’ by J Kabat-Zinn and ‘MBCT for Depression’ by Williams, Teasdale and Segal).

  4. Insights gained when teaching the three main practices to cohorts/friends.

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com for more information or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT Teacher Development 1).

The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards and consists of 46 hours of teaching to a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1). The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).

NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:

• Have attended an eight week course in MBCT/MBSR.
• Have professional training and experience in the context within which they plan to teach/integrate mindfulness.
• Have a real commitment to engage in this style of learning (non-fixing, letting things evolve, suspending habitual ways of thinking, engaging into a process of ‘being’ and ‘unfolding’, working from the heart and with compassion).
• Have experience of daily mindfulness practice over at least one year and sufficient depth of personal experience of mindfulness practice to begin the development of competency in teaching. (Having practiced with cohorts or friends the various aspects of teaching required for delivering the eight-week course).
• Have in-depth personal experience of the main practices taught in mindfulness-based approaches (body scan, sitting practice and mindful movement practice – at least one of the following: walking, yoga, tai chi or qi gong).
• Have attended at least one week silent retreat and a few one-day or two-day retreats where mindfulness or insight meditation were experienced.
• Have studied ‘Full Catastrophe Living’ and ‘Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression’ in depth.

Book Now: workshopsstressminus@yahoo.co.uk
Inquiries: contact@entermindfulness.com
We strive to get back in touch within 48 hours.
 

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to be announced
 

Evening meditation 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm
Honor Oak Park (London)

A short, focussed meditation session that takes place once a month at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23. The meditation evening is suitable for people with a basic knowledge of mindfulness meditation. We practise walking meditation, sitting and meta meditation. We finish with tea and snacks. Each evening meditation takes place on a Wednesday (unless otherwise stated), beginning at 7.30 pm and ending at 9.15 pm. Kindly let us know at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend once you have reserved a place.

Fee: £20 – Book 4 evenings in advance for £60 (one evening free)!

Upcoming Dates: to be announced

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place (subject line: Evening Meditation).
 

 

 


 

to be announced (Summer 2018)
 

MBCT: Teacher Development - Part 2:
Honor Oak Park (London)

A teacher development training course designed to introduce and develop MBCT teaching skills (lead by Dr Collard and assisted by experienced movement teacher Helen Stephenson).

This non-residential* five-day training workshop at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23 is designed to respond to the growing need for practicing mindfulness-based teachers to take their development and learning process deeper. Participants will therefore have developed their teaching practice to the point of being able to explore ways to refine their existing skills, further develop understanding of the teaching of MBCT and its underpinning themes drawn from the different worlds of science and dharma. They will also delve into the ‘person of the teacher’ – the way in which each of us relates to ourselves, the individuals, the group and the teaching process itself.

* Between 1-3 rooms may be available at the venue on a first come, first served basis: £38 for one night or £30 per night for two or more nights (approx).

Each course day begins at 9.30 am and ends at 6.30 pm.

Fee: to be announced (Summer 2018)

Participants will be presented with a certificate upon completing the course.

Upcoming Dates: to be announced (Summer 2018)

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com for more information or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT Teacher Development 2).

The training is in line with established MBCT trainer training standards and consists of 46 hours of teaching to a maximum of 12 participants (thus ensuring a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1). The course fee includes basic refreshments but not meals. There are several cafés and shops nearby where you can purchase food, which can also be stored at the venue (within reason).
NOTE: All participants are required to take part in a one-to-one telephone interview with Dr Collard in order to assess their suitability prior to taking part in the workshop. Participants will need to provide evidence of possessing the following essential attendance criteria:
 
• Have previously attended an MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1 course, either with Enter Mindfulness or another reputable institution.
• Have experience of teaching at least three 8-week mindfulness-based programmes (or equivalent).
• Have participated in guided silent retreats (including at least one 7-day retreat).
• Have a regular practice and some awareness of recent research and have read at least two recent publications in the field of MBCT.

Note on Teacher Development – Part 3
In order to complete Teacher Development Training Part 3, you must complete 3 of the modular courses offered through Enter Mindfulness, though you may choose any combination of courses to do this.
 

application form

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Introduction to MBCT:
Honor Oak Park (London)

This course offers those with an interest in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy an opportunity to explore the Eight Step MBCT programme developed by Williams, Segal and Teasdale within a 5-day format at our venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23. Each day covers two classes of the MBCT programme, with meditations to practice at home between sessions (approx. 40 minutes daily). The course includes a full day of guided silent meditation on Day 5.

The intention of this course is to provide participants with an experiential understanding of MBCT . In each session, participants will encounter a number of meditation practices and cognitive-behavioural exercises to explore on a direct, personal level. The course is accompanied by a handout and CDs to support the home-practice.

This course does not equip participants to teach the MBCT programme, but will help to establish or deepen a personal meditation practice, which forms a necessary foundation for training at a later state to become a trainer in Mindfulness-based Approaches (UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers, Good Practice Guidelines).

Each course day begins at 10.30 am and ends at 5.30 pm.

Fee: £550 (concessions for full-time students or unemployed available)

Upcoming Dates: TBA

ONE-TO-ONE: Dr Collard is also able to offer one-to-one tuition, either in person or via Skype, which will cover all the material present in the Eight Week Programme over a flexible period of time.

     via Skype: £390

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place, having filled out and attached the following application form (subject line: MBCT 8 Week).

The course fee includes three meditation CDs, course hand-outs and one half-hour post-course tutorial by telephone or email (to be arranged in person with Dr Collard at the end of the course and taken within two months). Attendance certificates (CPD) and invoices can be provided. Participants are invited to arrange a telephone interview with Dr Collard prior to booking.

NOTE: This course is not recommended for people who have recently been bereaved or are presently suffering from clinical depression, psychosis or suicidal ideation.
 

 

     

Live Your Life

This course is designed for individuals who wish to explore the possibility of change and freshness in how they are presently living their live.

Dr Collard's personal message:
Have you ever wondered about what your life is really about? What keeps you getting up in the morning (or not)? Have you identified what your purpose, your roles, your joys may be? I recently had a lovely conversation with one of my sons who is in a creative profession and loves it, but also has to do some other activities, maybe less satisfying, in order to support what he really feels called to do. As a mother I am very pleased to see that at least in this respect he follows in my footsteps. Being flexible and open-minded is one of the keys.
I have created a one-to-one course of 7 coaching sessions which include interventions and practices to help you stay focused, resilient, mindful, compassionate, flexible, curious and creative. The sessions can be arranged to fit your time frame and can be taken in person (London or Vienna) or via Skype. The goal is to learn and really 'LiveYourLife'. Time and venue are flexible.

Should you be interested, please email me at

stressminus@yahoo.com

7 Coaching Sessions (1.5 hours each)
Cost:
£500
 

 

 

 

to be announced

CBT Elements in MBCT
(Teacher Development – Part 3 Module):

Honor Oak Park (London)

The primary focus of this course will be on how to utilise the CBT skills that are developed as part of the Eight-Week MBCT Programme.

While this course is designed for those wishing to further their teacher development, it can be just as useful for any mindfulness teacher who simply wants to increase their skills as part of their CPD (i.e. this is a module of TD3, but you can take part without intending to complete TD3).

This course will take place at our London venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23.

The course begins at 10.30 am and ends at 5.30 pm.

Fee: £125

Upcoming Dates: TBA

Please email us at contact@entermindfulness.com to enquire further or to book your place (subject line: CBT and Mindful Movement).

NOTE: All participants are required to provide evidence of their mindfulness teaching experience in order to take part on this course.
 

 

 

 

 

Note on cancellations:
If you cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the booked event, we will refund your fee minus a charge of 15% to cover our administration costs. We regret that no refund can be made for cancellations within 14 days of the start of the booked event.
If you wish to postpone a confirmed booking, we will accommodate you provided you notify us at least 14 days prior to the start of the event and if there is enough space on a subsequent event to do so. There will be an administration charge of £15 per change. Any difference between the fee for the postponed course and a future course will also be payable.

 

Recent conference presentations

Mindfulness at Work, 1st Annual Conference. 10th February 2012, Robinson College, Cambridge UK
Brain based approaches to improving employee resilience and productivity
For more info. www.mindfulnet.org
Dr. Collard organised and lectured at “Mindfulness and Well Being: from Spirituality to Neuroscience”
20th and 21st November 2009
at University of East London
About the Conference
Date: 20th and 21st November 2009
Venue: UEL Stratford Campus
Medical and psychological research and interventions have been integrating mindfulness tools since the late 1970s and to date there are more than 900 publications supporting the validity and breadth of this healing approach.
Thus one could argue that the time is ripe to look at mindfulness interventions in more detail and from a number of different viewpoints.
The conference at UEL on 20th and 21st November, 2009 aims to introduce both specialists working in healthcare, psychological and preventative care, as well as interested individuals who wish to inform themselves of cutting edge health interventions, to the field and applications of Mindfulness.

http://www.uel.ac.uk/mindfulness/index.htm
 
‘When Einstein Met the Buddha
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Coaching (MBCC) and its value in Leadership and Executive Coaching’
  Keynotes & Workshops - Executive Coaching
March 13th 2008

Session 2: 12:00-1:00pm (booking code EC2)
Speaker: Patrizia Collard & Gladeana McMahon




Embracing Excellence
International Conference 2008


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Coaching is a powerful new development synthesizing what at first appear to be diametrically opposed philosophies (that of Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching and Buddhism). MBCC improves personal awareness, reduces stress and creates a sense of well-being and personal fulfilment. Research also suggests it increases corporate profitability.
 

 
Introduction to Holistic Stress Management
Fight stress by using your head, changing your behaviour, learning new skills such as relaxation, and improving your lifestyle. {1 day}

Advanced Stress Management
(Including the above and Assertiveness Training & Time-Management). {2 days}

Assert Yourself Today
(Improving self-acceptance, setting goals, coping with criticism, learning to say no, doing what you want and not what others want you to do, putting your point across, effective communication, etc.). {1 day}

Maximum Performance at Work
How to become more effective at work (overcoming fear of failure, creative risk-taking, overcoming fear of criticism, overcoming procrastination, overcoming anger and workaholism, reviewing your life-skills, effective communication, rational thinking, decision taking, recognizing your boundaries, relaxation to improve performance). {1-2 days}

Relaxation and Imagery Workshop
(Starting with basic imagery exercises, developing a favourite relaxation place and a ‘body and mind’ relaxation exercise, Yoga breathing, self-hypnosis, basic information on why relaxation helps your body to stay healthier). {1/2 day}

Relaxation for Children Workshop
Teaching children about their body, how being calm can improve friendships and school-results, how to learn to believe in yourself and handle anger, basic relaxation and imagery skills. {ideally 5 times 1½ hours or one day with plenty of breaks}

Coping with Transition
How to cope with moving from place to place, changing life-style and jobs, how to prepare your children, what to watch out for when looking for new schools and homes. Furthermore acknowledging this stressful period in one’s life - thinking skills, how to adjust physically and emotionally, life-skills such as friendship-making and communication-skills, relaxation skills. {1 day}

SAMT - Sensory Awareness Mindfulness Training
How to be still in the here and now and get back in touch with all your senses. By tuning into our right brain we will re-learn to use our senses in order to lead a more relaxed, satisfied and fulfilled life. {1 day workshop} ...read on

Course Methodology
The activities in this course are intended to develop awareness, understanding and skills in the following areas:
causes and symptoms of stress
thinking skills
assertion and time management
life style
mindfulness
The approach to learning is participatory and experiential:
You will reflect on your own experience and needs
take responsibility for your own learning
review short- and long-term consequences of your present choices

 

Contacts
Telephone
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Address
45 Lowther Hill, London SE23 1PZ
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