• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for the general public and those living with cancer

    These courses guide you through mindfulness and cognitive therapy-based practices that focus on teaching you how to make simple yet radical shifts in your relationship to thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations, even if we can do little to change the experiences themselves.

    The courses develop the skills to gently turn towards what is present in this very moment within our window of tolerance. Skills are also developed so that when needed, you can redirect the attention, as best we can, cultivating curiosity and kindness asking ourselves "what is called for now?" "how can I be kind to myself?" which is compassion in action.

    Empirical evidence show increases in self-compassion are one of the main pathways through which MBCT has its beneficial effects (Kuyken et al., 2010)

    Please note: The courses are not intended for treatment of medical or psychological disorders or those newly diagnosed with cancer. They are also not suitable for those who are currently experiencing severe problems in these areas. 

    These courses are usually only available on a 1-1 basis. If you would like to arrange a group or be added to a waiting list for the next group, then please contact us at [email protected].

    Each week you will take part in either a 1-hour or 1.5-hours session via Zoom or Skype with Kathy Ward, Senior International Mindfulness Trainer, Teacher, and Supervisor, or depending on locations, one of the accredited International training team. 

    We will guide and support you through the learning of the MBCT or MBCT ca course. Practice mp3's and our extensive Participants workbook will either be handed out to you at the start of the course or be emailed to you.

    1-1 sessions supported by home practice includes -

    • Listening and practicing using the supplied mp3 recordings
    • Reading the Participants Workbook
    • Reflecting and optional journaling of your direct experience
    • Include some informal mindfulness practices in your daily life, making the practices come alive supporting resilience, health and wellbeing

    Cost of the private MBCT or MBCT ca courses with Kathy Ward

    Option one: 

    • Introductory call
    • 8 x 60-minute calls
    • 1 x 60-minute call one month after the course finishes
    • Mindful Academy International MBCT or MBCT ca mp3 meditation recordings and extensive participants workbook 
    • One to One cost 650 euros

    Option two: 

    • Introductory call
    • 8 x 90-minute call
    • 1 x 60-minute call one month after the course finishes
    • Mindful Academy International MBCT or MBCT ca mp3 meditation recordings and extensive workbook 
    • One to one cost 935 euros


    Courses can usually be organized to take into consideration your schedule and time zone. Email support is also included during your course, so that we can support your learning.

    The 8-week MBCT course for the general public is based on the original work of Zindel V. Segal, J. Mark G. Williams and John D. Teasdale.

    The 8-week MBCT for Cancer Gently Turning Towards course is based on the original work of the wonderful Trish Bartley.