Psychotherapy (Mindfulness-based)

psychotherapy

Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy is suitable for those suffering from:

• Anxiety and depression
• Trauma (chronic and current)
• Gender and sexuality issues
• Difficulties in relationships and family issues
• Work-related stress
• Overwhelm
• Addiction
• Isolation and alienation
• Grief and loss
• Spiritual emergency
• Or it is suitable for those simply wishing to find a safe space for deep self-exploration and spiritual development.

Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy is the most established Buddhist-inspired transformative therapy: at its heart is a belief in the intrinsic health, beauty and interconnectedness of all human beings. It is through our relationships that we develop into who we are, and it is through inquiring into how we relate to ourselves and others that we can learn how to live happier and more fulfilled lives.

We explore how habitual and defended patterns of relationship, often caused by early trauma and triggered by the current social conditions, can recreate situations that cause symptoms such as anxiety, depression, confusion and overwhelm.

The contemplative method of working provides a safe holding space to re-experience the early years of our lives, even those in the womb, to begin to understand the habitual organising patterns that can block and recreate current patterns of relationship where we can feel stuck and isolated. By paying compassionate attention to what arises in the moment, a space opens up for deep layers to begin to dissolve and create more freedom to make  choices in our lives, rather than being governed by the conditions of our past.

Core process techniques work with aspects of the mind, the body, the energetic field, the archetypal and even the ancestral, understanding that some of these patterns of relationship can go back many generations. The method also draws on Western developmental models and Jungian depth psychology, and the latest methods in trauma therapy.

The client works at their own pace, assisted and guided by the therapist. The client learns how to listen more fully to what is happening for them in their bodies, minds and in the energetic field when they come into relationship. This reveals what blocks relationship and provides them with tools to negotiate their own relationships with more awareness and clarity.

What happens on your first visit

The first visit provides an opportunity to help you decide whether you would feel at ease working in this way, and to find out the sort of work you want to be doing. After this consultation, if both client and therapist want to work together, clients would normally come for an initial six weeks, and then the situation would be reviewed. If you decide not to work, then the therapist may suggest other forms of support.

Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy is a UKCP-registered, psychotherapy practice developed at the Karuna Institute in Devon. Bronwen Rees is their external examiner.