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Fri, 14 Jun


Eight Friday mornings + a Saturday, on Zoom


Learn clinically-proven methods for alleviating for low mood, stress & anxiety in eight x 2hr sessions. Based on the NICE recommended Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) curriculum for treating depression. 10 Places. MBCT-qualified instructors.

Time & Location

14 Jun 2024, 09:30

Eight Friday mornings + a Saturday, on Zoom

About the Event

Teachers: Connie Au-Yeung &  Simon Jones 

Fridays: 14 June  - 02 August 2024

Time: 09:30 - 11:30 (Session one ends at midday)

Dates:  June: 14, 21, 28  July 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 02

Plus Day Practice: Saturday 13th July, 10:00  - 16:00

The course is an interactive, online experience following the evidence-based Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme. It is suitable for those who wish to improve their general physical and mental wellbeing through the cultivation of mindful awareness. 

Watch: What is mindfulness?

Watch: NHS Sussex programme graduates discuss their MBCT training experience.

During each weekly, two-hour, online session, you will practice exercises designed to increase your body and mind awareness and develop your capacities to detach from reactivity and unhelpful thinking habits such as worry, rumination and self-criticism.  If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, general dissatisfaction with life or low moods (but currently not in an active depressive episode), this course can offer you some tools to meet these everyday life challenges more skilfully. 

This course includes:

  • Meditation practices
  • Short talks
  • Discussion groups
  • Audio recordings for home use

You are eligible to attend this course if you:

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • Can commit to attending all 8 sessions of the programme
  • Can dedicate up to 45 minutes of daily home practice
  • Have access to the device, space and privacy to join via Zoom

Is this the right time for you to take this programme? 

Connie and Simon are trained trauma-informed Mindfulness teachers. They are not therapists or medically qualified professionals. This programme is unsuitable for people currently experiencing severe mental health issues or emotional disruptions. It's advisable not to enrol if you have experienced bereavement, trauma or significant life events in the past six months. Please read 'Is This Course Right For Me' before registering.


Connie Au-Yeung, MA, MBCT & Deeper Mindfulness Teacher

Connie is a British Hongkonger, passionate about bringing secular mindfulness practices to diverse and multicultural communities. With experience in language teaching, medical communication and science research, she has worked in London, Tokyo, Doha and Cairo, before settling in Devon and raising a bilingual family. Connie firmly believes in mindfulness's ability to cultivate a sense of belonging and enrich presence.

  • Masters Degrees in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Leicester) and Neuroscience and Developmental Biology (Cambridge).
  • Practitioner of Insight meditation since 2011, Insight Dialogue, pilates and Qigong.
  • Teacher Training undertaken at The Mindfulness Network, Sussex Mindfulness Centre and the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation.

Simon Jones, FIOEE, MBCT Mindfulness Teacher

Simon began practising meditation over 20 years ago. However, in the last 5 years, he's undergone extensive training with organisations like the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, Breathworks and Sussex Mindfulness Centre to become a mindfulness teacher. He's experienced the benefits firsthand and is passionate about sharing them with others, drawing on both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience. 

  • Chartered Management Institute Mentor and Royal College of Psychiatrists-accredited instructor certified to deliver practitioner mental health training.
  • Qigong Practitioner and meditator for over 20 years.
  • Teacher Training undertaken at The Mindfulness Network, Sussex Mindfulness Centre, Mindfulness Self Compassion (MSC) and the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation.

YARDO is a non-profit company that develops affordable "mental wealth" programmes through fundraising, donations and the generous support of volunteers and facilitators offering pro bono hours. Thank you for inlcuding us as part of your 'mental wealth' journey.


  • 2 hours 30 minutes

    Session 1: Automatic Pilot

  • 2 hours

    Session 2: Living in Our Heads

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