MBCL - Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living Program (Spring 2020) Thursday Evenings (ONLINE)
Due to the current Covid-19 health precautions, this group will meet ONLINE via the ZOOM video platform. If at any time during the progression of the course, public safety concerns change, we can consider to meet in-person in the later weeks.
MBCL (Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living)
This mindfulness program was developed in The Netherlands by Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster for graduates of 8-week mindfulness courses (MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent). Building upon the personal practice base established in the earlier mindfulness course, a deeper exploration is engaged to learn more how to deal in a healthy way with pain, stress or suffering, in whatever form it presents – physical, mental, emotional or relational. It is a way one can deepen the healing effects of mindfulness with the help of this program, which offers practices in cultivating compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others.
The course structure engages with themes about compassion, kindness, self-care, behavioural patterns, growing happiness, gratitude and weaving wisdom and presence into daily life. As a group we read chapters from the workbook, discuss topics, journal our experiences, practice insight dialogue and learn new forms of guided meditations.
Week 1 – Being Human: “Wired to survive rather than thrive” – what threatens us? What drives and motivates us? How can we engage in soothing to restore balance?
Week 2 – Exploring Inner Landscapes: “Identifying threats and self-compassion” - how can we compassionately relate to resistance & challenges?
Week 3 – Treating Habits Kindly – what to do about those old patterns and discovering new ways of relating.
Week 4 – Embodying Compassion – what are different ways to cultivate this?
Week 5 – Self & Others: “receiving and giving in every breath” – how to deepen our relationships with kindness and compassion.
Week 6 – Growing Happiness – exploring joy, happiness, friendship, values, forgiveness, kindness, appreciation.
Week 7 – Heartful Mind, Mindful Heart: “weaving wisdom and compassion into daily life”.
Week 8 – Healing Life: “living with heart”
Week 9 - Reviewing the course material and preparation as the journey continues.
NOTE: prerequisite of this course is past completion of an 8-week mindfulness course (ex. MBSR/MBCT or equivalent) and an ongoing regular personal practice. A personal dialogue with the teacher is required beforehand to discuss intentions and course particulars.
• 9 x Weekly Sessions (2 hours each) - program includes workbook, handouts and audio recordings.
• 4-Hour Session (Silent) included in the course curriculum (between week 6 & 7)
• Home Practice – 30+ minutes daily practice throughout the course
INFORMATION SESSIONS (free of charge ONLINE)
Please contact the teacher to make an appointment for this - Cathy Ziengs
COURSE DATES (Thursday Evenings ONLINE)
Weekly Meetings (7 – 9:00 pm):
Apr 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
4-Hour Silent Session: Jun 4, 7 – 11 pm
NOTE 1: Class limited to 10 persons
NOTE 2: It is important that the participant and teacher dialogue about the emotional depths and practice in this course experience. Enrolment is considered after meeting with teacher (in person, by video or telephone).
HKD 4,200 (includes workbook, audio recordings, readings)
• PAYPAL (credit card payments)
• Bank transfers, cash deposits, cheque deposits:
The Bank of East Asia – # 015-51468019597 (MBH Advisory Limited)
(please provide copy of receipt of transfer or deposit)
Cathy Ziengs, MBH Advisory Limited
mob: +852 9156 2222
Cathy's MBCL teacher training has been completed in the UK with Erik van den Brink and Bridgette O'Neill.
She is also a Certified MBSR Teacher from the Brown University Mindfulness Center, USA.
8-week Mindfulness course(s) attended, with whom, and date:
This is a list of the questions that you may anticipate on the Application form: What do you wish to come out of this training, regarding how you…
1. Relate to yourself?
2. Relate to others, such as family, friends, neighbours, colleagues?
3. Deal with current difficulties in your life?
4. Engage with other areas of your life that are important to you, such as education and work, health and lifestyle, social activities, nature and spirituality?
5. Work towards valuable goals in your life, short term and long term?
6. Deal with future challenges?
Is there anything you are not comfortable sharing or disclosing to the facilitator?
Any comments or questions for the facilitator at this time?
Would you like a course application form sent to you?
Not at this time
Perhaps after the Information Appointment
Thank you very much for your interest in the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) course. For attendance to the Information Sessions, a ZOOM Meeting ID will be e-mailed to you.
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