Bird | Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life Mindfulness Course

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L)

8 Week Programme, developed by Oxford Mindfulness Centre

The MBCT-L (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life) is an 8-week mindfulness programme developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. It combines mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural exercises to guide participants to apply these learnings to manage difficulties skilfully and also cultivate joy, compassion and wisdom in everyday life 

Free information session

To find out more about the course, we highly recommend you to sign up to one of our free online information sessions. These sessions include a brief introduction to mindfulness practices, course content, and will answer any questions you may have.

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Course details

The course consists of 8 weekly sessions, each of 2 hours with home practices and an all-day retreat. Note: The first session is 2.5 hours long*

Time and venue

The course consists of 8 sessions, each of 2.5 hours with home practices and an all-day retreat.

Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Venue: Bird Devon House studio



Your teacher

Ralitsa Ivanova is an MBCT-L teacher in training with Oxford Mindfulness Centre and a qualified MBSR teacher.

How does this course benefit me?
This course can help:

Develop present moment awareness
Respond wisely v.s. React automatically
Breakaway from negative thought patterns
Manage stress and difficulties more skillfully
Cultivate joy and compassion

This course brings about sustainable and lasting changes to your wellbeing. It offers a different way of living that helps people work with distress and difficulties, but also savour what's already good in their lives; by opening up to moments of joy, contentment and gratitude.
Who is the MBCT-L course suitable for?
MBCT-L course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn mindfulness practices and cognitive techniques to improve their wellbeing and live life with more awareness, appreciation and joy.
What should I expect?
Held in a group setting, you will learn mindfulness practices guided by an experienced teacher to cultivate awareness of the mind and body.

With greater awareness, we begin to recognise the reactivity in our thoughts, feelings and impulses when the mind is caught up in the past or the future. We learn how to bring more kindness and compassion to these automatic reactions and to understand them as normal human experiences.

During the weekly sessions, students engage in experimental practices, group discussions and awareness exercises. Home practices and exercises, which are assisted by MP3 recordings, comprehensive Participant Handbook and home practice sheets are assigned.
What’s included in the course?
8 weekly sessions, 2 hours each (First session is 2.5 hours)
All-day retreat
Participant handbook
Guided meditations
Home practice and exercises
Certificate of completion

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