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Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Course

Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Course in Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Mindfulness based Compassionate Living Course WolverhamptonOur Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) course presents a new way of learning how to face the pressures of modern living by teaching us how to cultivate kindness and compassion - starting with being kind to ourselves. 

Compassion involves both sensitivity to our own and others’ suffering and the courage to deal with it. This course integrates the work of experts in the field such as Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Rick Hanson and Tara Brach.  Erick van den Brink and Frits Koster developed this eight step Mindfulness Based Compassion Living training programme which is supported by practical exercises and free audio downloads. Grounded in ancient wisdom and modern science, this course demonstrate how being compassionate shapes our minds and brains, and benefits our health and relationships.  

All course participants will receive handouts, an audio download of 24 guided meditations, certificate of attendance and 22 hours face to face training with MBCL mindfulness teacher, Teresa Lewis.

The course is delivered over 8 weeks with the option of attending a silent practice session to embed your practice. 

Who Is The Course For?

The Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) course is a post graduate course for anyone who has already completed an 8 week accredited mindfulness course such as:  

  • Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress (MFS)
  • Breathworks Mindfulness for Health (MFH)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

It is expected that you have an established mindfulness practice and would like to deepen your experience of compassion based practices within a solid scientific framework. 

If you have not completed one of the above courses and you would like to learn more about mindfulness please visit our Mindfulness For Stress page. 


A Lewis Psychology certificate of attendance will be provided on completion of the Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living course.

Mindfulness based Compassionate Living Wolverhampton

What Is Covered Each Week?

Week One: The Three Emotional Regulation Systems

  • Understand why we need compassion
  • Learn about the evolution of our brain and our capacity to be compassionate
  • Recognise how compassion can have a restorative effect by strengthening the soothing system
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: The Safe Place; The Breathing Space with Kindness)

Week Two: Stress Reactions And Self Compassion

  • Understand why the fight, flight and freeze response is important to our survival
  • Learn the importance of the tend and befriend response 
  • Learn how to develop self compassion and how we can use our imagination to aid this
  • Explore the pitfalls and misunderstandings in the process of developing compassion including the ‘backdraft’ phenomenon 
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: The Compassionate Companion; Compassionately Dealing With Resistance; The Breathing Space With Compassion; The Self Compassion Mantra)

Week Three: Inner Patterns

  • Explore the inner bully and self-conscious emotions such as shyness, guilt and shame
  • Investigate the inner patterns that dominate us and how we can recognise, name and compassionately deal with them
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: Compassionately Dealing With Desire; Kindness To Onself And A Benefactor)

Week Four: The Compassion Mode

  • Explore the attributes and skills of compassion using the model ‘The Circle of Compassion’
  • Understand how we can cultivate our inner helper 
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: The Compassion Mode; Kindness For The Body; Kindness Meditation To A Good Friend; Kindness Meditation To A Neutral Person)

Week Five: Self And Others

  • Explore the relational aspects of compassion practice
  • Practice compassionate letter writing as a tool to develop compassion for oneself
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: Kindness To A Difficult Person or Inner Difficulty; Compassionate Breathing) 

Week Six: Happiness For All

  • Explore the theme of common humanity and how this is linked to ‘The Four Friends for Life’
  • Discover what contributes to happiness and learn exercises for sustainable happiness
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: Savouring And Revisiting The Good; Kindness meditation To All Beings)

Week Seven: Silent Practice Session

  • Optional silent practice session  

Week Eight: Compassion In Daily Life

  • Learn how we can practice kindness and compassion for different parts of ourselves 
  • Explore how to move from formal to informal compassion practices
  • Practice guided meditation in a small groups setting (meditations may include: Equanimity; Kindness For The Body; Mindful Movement With Kindness)

Session Nine: The Healing Power Of Compassion

  • Explore inner learning and next steps
  • Practice guided meditation in a small group setting (meditations may include: The Stream Of Awareness; The Compassionate Body Scan)

Wolverhampton Based Venue

Lewis Psychology, Deansgate, 62-70 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4TZ

Your Trainer 

Our Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living course is delivered by Lewis Psychology founder and Director, Teresa Lewis. Teresa was part of the first UK cohort to be trained to teach the MBCL programme.

Find out more about Teresa Lewis

Course Fee

The cost of attending the eight week Mindfulness based Compassionate Living course plus a silent practice session is £250. The price includes 

  • Handouts
  • Audio download of 24 guided meditations
  • Lewis Psychology certificate of attendance
  • 22 hours face to face Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) training with MBCL accredited mindfulness teacher, Teresa Lewis

How To Book

To book your place on our Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living course please telephone our Wolverhampton practice on 01902 827808 to request a booking from. Alternatively fill out our online contact form.

Payment Options

  • Bank Transfer (BACS): Details will be given on your booking form.
  • PayPal (Credit or Debit Card)The course fee can be paid by credit and debit cards using PayPal, which is available on our  website. Please note that you do not need to open a PayPal account.
  • Cheque: Please make cheques payable to 'Lewis Psychology CIC' and post recorded delivery to: Teresa Lewis, Lewis Psychology CIC, Deansgate, 62-70 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4TZ.
  • Installments: If you would like to pay by installments please contact the office. 

If you have any questions with regards to payment, please contact our Wolverhampton office on 01902 827808 or fill out our online contact form.

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