upaya.pt/mbcl the course Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) is an 8 week program created for past participants of MBSR/MBCT or other Mindfulness Based Interventions, who have a personal practice and are looking to add more kindness, hearfulness and compassion in their life as well as deepen their awareness practice. It was developed by Erick van den Brink and Frits Koster 2014 who found a a need for people who after having attended a Minfulness Based Intervention wanted to deepen their awareness practice with compassion. program This 8 week MBCL course is an experiential program where in every session we practice and inquire about our experience practicing with kindness and compassion to alleviate suffering as well as understanding our common humanity and the brain patterns and conditioning that drive our behaviours. During this program, your mindfulness practice is important to allow you to be with and allow whatever shows up moment to moment, as we practice offering kindness and good will to ourselves and others. In this compassion training we make good use of the power of our new brain capacity for language and imagination so that it will work for us to cultivate compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others instead of working against us in rumination, catastrophising and worrying through our natural negativity bias. duration The group meets each week for a 2-hour and 30-minute session. For one week we will meet twice, January 29th and Saturday 1st February.The course also includes an intensive 3.5-hour silent retreat on Saturday, 8th February. teaching material Course worksheets, audios recording of weekly home practice meditations. teacher MaryAnn Voli has been practicing meditation since 1997 (although her first experience was when she was 9 years old with TM) and teaching mindfulness in the corporate world since 2015 with the Potential Project, teaching MBSR since 2017 after attaining her Teacher Training Certification with the Mindful Academy in 2017, and teaching MBCL since 2018 after attaining her Teacher Training Certification with the Center for Mindfulness Based Compassionate Lliving. She has also run 1 day and 2 day retreats for executives to bring a sense of space and meaning in their work and lives. registration & prices Please complete your registration via this website. certificate A certificate of attendance will be given only to participants who attend all sessions, a requirement for those who wish to follow the MBCL Teacher Training pathway.