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Assessment & Orientation to a Mindfulness-Based Course
Assessment & Orientation to a Mindfulness-Based Course

Ethical and professional practice in delivering mindfulness requires an assessment of each participant's expectations of the course which will help define it's suitability for you at this point in your life. What the course offers and demands will be explained to help orientate you to what to expect.  I like to do this on a one to one basis, informerly and comfortably at a time of your choosing.  I check at registration if you have suffered or are suffering from any physical or mental ill-health; also any previous experience of meditation or yoga and current level of support network if relevant.

I have created a pro-forma that will be supplied to you upon application that deals in greater depth with the following content:

  • Contract and Boundaries between myself and each client including confidentiality within group work and professional disclosure.
  • What brings you here? An exploration of health and experience of this work.
  • Description of the approach - what the course is and what it is not.
  • Information on course content emphasising commitment needed to home practice and a discussion of reactions that could arise within practise.
  • Discuss the challenges of the course - turning towards, increased awareness, being with and commitment to the process. Working with the demands of the course. Working with difficulties that may arise, support systems to call on if necessary.
  • The course is a life change - best to deal with only one of these sort of things at a time.
  • A course can be taken for professional as well as personal reasons.  It is important to understand this work needs a personal exploration albeit helping you professionally.
  • How MBSR may work in relation to difficulties presenting.
  • Comfort in group work? An explanation of the values of participation, expectation, process, group size.
  • Is this the right time for you to be taking the course?

Please contact me at any time with any questions you may have.  I will be delighted to help.

                          PHONE NUMBER                                            EMAIL
                           01724 345402                                              stuartsyoga525@gmail.com

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