Group Mindfulness of Body, Speech and Mind

 

Dr Jale Cilasun & Dr Lawrence Ladden

Description:

We are offering a mindfulness inspired group for those who wish to complement their personal or therapeutic work with mindfulness training.  This group mindfulness approach may bring relief from symptoms as well as support ongoing therapy or other treatment. It may also help  maintain benefit once therapy has ended. This offering bridges the internal individual focus of mindfulness training with the sociality of relationships. 

The group will have two major aspects: the learning of mindfulness for self-care, and the use of the group process to explore relational factors which help or hinder coping.  With the group aspect we see how attention moves and changes in resonance with others.  Emotional struggles are amplified in social contexts, thus the group provides a real world exchange for understanding this amplification. It then also strengthens one’s mindfulness skills and gives a chance to let go of habitual patterns.

Initial Consultation:

If a candidate is interested an interview will be arranged. This interview will enable us to evaluate whether the group is suitable for the candidate at this time and for the candidate to clarify any questions they may have before making a commitment.

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Willingness to establish a regular mindfulness practice.
  2. Ability to commit to attend 6 all-day (10am-4.30 pm) sessions held once a month on the last Saturday of the month. There will be an option to rebook every 6 months. 
  3. Willingness to work with others who share similar goals.
  4. Candidates in psychotherapy are advised to confer with their therapist to assure the timeliness of the group.

Fees:

Initial consultation for rightness of this group is included in the fee.

£780 for six whole-day groups (5 hours of groups excluding lunch and breaks) equivalent to  £130 per month 

Groups take place at: 

Bloomsbury Psychotherapy Practice

4th Floor, Hamilton House,  Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD.

When:

Starting in February 2020;

How to contact:

Please email to organise a phone conversation to discuss the group.

Email  [email protected] 

Phone number  07740390389 or 07973212227

Who we are:

Dr Lawrence Ladden is a Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist with specialist training in group dynamics, practicing in the UK since 2013, and for years prior in Philadelphia with expertise in using mindfulness with patients with physical health conditions, such as cancer and chronic pain.  A mindfulness instructor for more than 30 years, he developed contemplative group dynamics which is an integration of mindfulness practice and group processes.

Dr Jale Cilasun is a Psychiatrist with specialist training as a Medical Psychotherapist  and in Group Analysis who has  worked in the NHS for 32 years, last 18 years as  Consultant Medical Psychotherapist. She has extensive experience of using the group as therapeutic medium for a wide range of psychological conditions. She has been working with contemplative group dynamics for the last six years.