Breaking Free from Low Mood and Depression

8 Saturdays | 13th January to 2nd March 2024 | 2.30 - 5pm
Bethnal Green , E2 0HU

A Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Programme

This course is founded on the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme. It offers a guide on how to stay well, and how to sustain positive mental health. When we are in difficulty and low mood, we often use avoidance, denial or overthinking and rumination. This can cause us to spiral into increasing negative states and eventually we might find ourselves exhausted, and in even worse mental health states. On this course, we learn how to break free. We learn the common mind traps we often fall into. We become aware that most folk experience these traps; they are part of being human. We learn how we can begin to appreciate our lives just as they are. By learning how we can come into relationship with a greater compassion and appreciation for ourselves first, we can then begin to develop compassion for others. We can become emotionally liberated by using practical and accessible tools and techniques proven to safeguard and support our mental wellbeing, and enable us to break free of old conditioning.

We learn to reclaim our lives again, and are better equipped to make wiser choices that serve us.

The course gives us new, practical tools which serve as vital circuit breakers to negative thinking. We rediscover a sense of joy and appreciation. We identify positive habits that we already have, and try out new ones. We build up our reserves so that we can have a clearer purpose in our lives, and experience greater joy.

This is a course that is energising and uplifting, with plenty of time for practice, weekly home groups to build up trust, share our experience and offer peer support. Each week, we sustain the momentum with home practice.

  • 8 sessions in cultivating Positive Habits.
  • An award-winning book to keep from the founders of the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme.
  • Experienced leaders to help guide you.
  • Support from an assigned team member in your weekly home group
  • A 15 minute mid-course wellbeing 1:1 phone check-in with Breathing Space
  • Weekly formal guided meditation teaching, and 7 recordings to keep.
  • Accessible home practice tasks, and a workbook for you to complete each week.
  • Summaries emailed to you after each session.
  • Connection with like-minded peers.
  • A chance to meet informally during the tea break over refreshments.

Led by:



Dayabhadra is an ordained Buddhist, lives in a community in East London, and has worked in NHS education and training for a decade. A longstanding teacher for Breathing Space, Dayabhadra enjoys seeing how the tools benefit participants. 

Caro works for Breathing Space and oversees the online programme. She is an artist, a mindfulness practitioner and an accredited coach. She enjoys seeing participants benefitting from the tools, and sharing the tools with their friends, family and co-workers. 

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