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Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Tutor: Maitridarshin
Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR

Next start date: Monday 16 April 2018

Compassion is the capacity to feel concern with the pain and suffering of both ourselves and other people accompanied by the wish to offer and feel relief.  Compassion training allows this natural human potential to develop and deepen.

What is MBCL?

MBCL supports the development and training of compassion  - and mindfulness  - to enhance mental and physical health. The course will help you to experience key aspects of emotional wellbeing including warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with oneself and others.   A further theme is nurturing compassion with oneself and others in the face of difficult emotions and challenging living situations.

MBCL can be particularly supportive for people living with depression, anxiety, illness, traumatic experience, and low self–esteem.  

The MBCL course can be an emotionally challenging programme, so is best suited to participants with an existing meditation and mindfulness practice.  It is suitable as a follow-up course to an MBSR / MBCT programme.

About the tutor

Maitridarshin (Ronnie Gower) has had a personal mindfulness meditation practice for more than 30 years. During the last 15 years he has led many meditation courses, workshops and residential retreats. 

He is a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, having trained in Psychological Therapy, (CBT), at Sussex University. He has a Master’s Degree in, MBCT from Oxford University where his tutor was Professor Mark Williams. He has specialist training in both MBCT for cancer and MBCL, having trained directly with the developers of each of these approaches at Bangor University.

His personal practice and clinical background together with his academic studies in Buddhist Psychology at London University give him a broad perspective of both traditional and secular meditation practices.

Maitridarshin is registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, (BABCP), and engages in regular supervision for all aspects of his work with senior clinical supervisors.

He works for the NHS and Macmillan / Sussex Cancer Centre.