Integrating Mindfulness in Psychotherapeutic Work

Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Karunavira (aka ‘KV’) holds an M.Sc. in Mindfulness-based Approaches with Bangor University, an FdSc in Person Centred Counselling (BACP), and a Dip Ed. KV is a senior trainer and tutor on the CMRP Masters Programme, and is a founding director of Mindful health Llp, which delivers Mindfulness Teacher Training programmes within the NHS, he is also a part-time NHS psychotherapeutic counsellor.

KV was the SpiritualDirector of the Brighton Buddhist Centre from 1999 to 2009, and has been a teacher of meditation and Buddhist Studies since 1989. KV’s teaching specialisms include carers, young people, staff groups, and international training and workshops. Publications: ‘The eye of the storm’: NHS staff well being MBCT feasibility study: The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (2014).

The session will give an overview of what Mindfulness is, and introduce 3 dimensions of integration of ‘Mindfulness in Therapeutic Work’:

  • ‘The Mindful Therapist’
  • ‘Mindfulness-informed Therapy’
  • ‘Using Mindfulness-based approaches within one to one and/or group therapy’

The afternoon will incorporate teaching, discussion and experiential activities which are aimed to be of benefit to therapists both personally and for consideration within their client work.