Next cohort starts soon!
May 3-June 21, 2023
Location: Efrat, Gush Etzion
What is "Mindfulness"?
"The awareness that emerges through paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment" (Kabat-Zinn).
About the Program
The Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Workshop is an 8-week program that integrates mindfulness with traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
This system encourages an intentional and skillful relationship with our thoughts and feelings, moods and triggers with the purpose of improving our emotional and mental wellbeing.
This evidence-based program is shown to increase:
-stress and anxiety relief
What You'll Be Getting in the Program
-8 sessions of mindfulness education
-Group dialogue and discussions
-Guided mindfulness meditations
-Customized home practice tailored to you
Who This Program is Designed For?
-if you'd like more intentionality in your thought patterns, behaviors, relationships or life
-you're interested in managing emotions and ruminating thought patterns
-you want to increase your skills of self-awareness, empathy, communication, and more
-you want to help alleviate your low or flat moods, anxiety, chronic worrying, depression, frequent mood changes, anger or other*
-you have a chronic pain or health condition
-you want to better manage stress
*Please see disclaimer at bottom of page
Research and History about MBCT
The MBCT program was originally designed by Segal, Teasdale & Williams and initially used for prevention of depression relapse.
Research demonstrated that depression relapse rates (for those with 3 or more episodes) were cut in half by attending the 8-week MBCT program.
The populations for MBCT expanded with time to include other populations: stress and anxiety, chronic pain, cancer patients, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and children.
"Participating in an 8-week mindfulness program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress" (www.sciencedaily.com).
Brain scans of children in the MBCT-C program demonstrated statistically significant changes.
The findings demonstrated that the prefrontal cortex area of the brain thickened.
Numerous research studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of MBCT programs on emotional well-being (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.700916/full).
Structure of the Course
Taught by certified yoga & mindfulness instructor and psychotherapist Sarah Friedlander.
Learn more about Sarah and her background, education, certifications and trainings here.
How Much Does it Cost?
This workshop is offered according to a sliding-scale/suggested donation-based system.
A 350₪ deposit is required to secure placement in the course.
The deposit is refundable upon cancellation until 14 business days of the course beginning.
At completion of the course, participants may choose their contribution towards the teacher.
Suggested range of contribution is 900-1400₪ (but this is by no means meant to be a lower and upper limit and participants may go lower or higher than these numbers).
The intention of this flexible suggestion is to promote your free will and autonomy according to your individual financial situations as well as your desire to contribute to the livelihood of the teacher, and to support and continue the material for others to enjoy.
*It is a firm belief that money/financial circumstances need not prevent anyone from attending.*
After signing up, an intake form will be sent to you.
Upon completion of the intake form and 350₪ your placement in the course will be reserved.
This workshop is limited to only 10 people so please reserve early!
Looking so very much forward to learning and growing with you!
Have any questions?
Feel free to reach out [email protected]
Emotional Health Disclaimer
Though therapeutic in nature, this workshop is not intended to be therapy.
If you are currently experiencing severe depression, suicidal ideations, substance or alcohol abuse, psychosis, or severe symptoms of PTSD, this workshop may not be recommended for you.
Feel free to reach out to Sarah if you have any questions about your individual circumstances.
If you need more personal attention with the course material, private one-on-one sessions with Sarah are also available.