​MBCT for Doctors & Allied Health Care Professionals 

February 2020: Course Information

MBCT for doctors and dentists wishing to enhance their general

physical and mental well-being.


CPD 19 hours

Is the course for me?

If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, recurrent depression or feel generally 'dissatisfied' with your life, this course could help you develop skills to better respond to the 'ups and downs' of life. Mindfulness can also lead to improved job satisfaction, enhanced professional-patient relationship and increased compassion.


Mindfulness is not a panacea for all problems and it is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing very severe psychological or physical problems. It is not appropriate for acute depression, psychosis, recent grief or substance misuse problems. On booking, we will ask you for some confidential information pertaining to your general well-being and state of mind to ensure the course is suitable for you at this time.


This is not a training course for healthcare professionals to learn how to teach mindfulness skills to patients.

What will I learn?

You will learn to deal more skilfully with the stresses and strains of daily living. Practicing the skill of deliberately paying attention to what happens in mind and body we become more familiar with the workings of our own mind patterns and habits, some habits that may no longer be helpful for us. You can learn to spot your own 'warning signs' early, before the stress or depression become too overwhelming and then make plans for how best to respond, rather than react in our old familiar, often unhelpful ways. Learning to do this in a way that suspends judgement and self-criticism can have surprising results.


There will be a combination of guided meditation practices and cognitive exercises. In between sessions, there will be home practice for participants. This takes approximately 1 hour per day.

Who will facilitate the course?

Dr Lucy Harrison



Quaker Meeting House

1 West Avenue


Newcastle upon Tyne



Course Dates


This course will run on Monday evenings

7 - 8.40 pm

Session 1: 03.02.20

Session 2: 10.02.20

February 1/2 term no session

Session 3: 24.02.20

Session 4: 02.03.20

Session 5: 09.03.20

Session 6: 16.03.20

Session 7: 23.03.20*

Session 8. 30.03.20


*There will also be an essential 'Day of Mindfulness Retreat' on Sunday

22nd March 10 - 4pm, venue:


Newton Bywell Community Hall, Stocksfield, NE43 7UL


How many people on each course?


Limited to 15


How much does the course cost?

Early bird rate £340 (if you book before 15/12/19)


Fee £360

This includes course materials and day of mindfulness retreat

Some hospital trusts and the GP Health Service have assisted in funding some of the places on these courses

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