Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for those who have been affected by Cancer

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Ca) is a specialist mindfulness intervention that has been designed to help participants or their carers who are living with an experience of cancer. The programme will help us to develop a series of mindfulness and compassionate practices that are simple and straightforward, but offer us a radically different way of approaching our difficult emotional and physical states.

Participants need have no previous mindfulness or meditation practice, we just ask for a willingness to explore our experience with gentle curiosity and a little patience.

Mindfulness practice offers us a different way to relate to our fears and struggles. Learning to be gently present with our experience may not make our difficulties go away but it can paradoxically lead us to a place of greater contentment and ease.

The course consists of 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours and a ‘follow up’ session one month after the end of the main programme.

A one to one telephone meeting with Maitridarshin before the start of the programme will help to establish whether this course is right for you at this particular time.

Mindfulness Course in Brighton with Maitridarshin maitridarshin mindfulness course

Maitridarshin (Ronnie Gower) has had a personal mindfulness meditation practice for more than 30 years. During the last 15 years he has led many meditation courses, workshops and residential retreats.

He is a practicing Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, having trained in Psychological Therapy, (CBT), at Sussex University. He has a Master’s Degree in, MBCT from Oxford University where his tutor was Professor Mark Williams. He has specialist training in both MBCT for cancer and MBCL, having trained directly with the developers of each of these approaches at Bangor University.

His personal practice and clinical background together with his academic studies in Buddhist Psychology at London University give him a broad perspective of both traditional and secular meditation practices.

Maitridarshin is registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, (BABCP), and engages in regular supervision for all aspects of his work with senior clinical supervisors.

He works for the NHS and Macmillan / Sussex Cancer Centre.


Please read this information before booking the course.


‘this course has been brilliant, given me great practical skills  that actually seem to work for me! Thank you’     ClaireMc.

‘Maitridarshin has an open and empathetic style that put me at ease immediately’  Dave A.

‘the course is actually simple and practical , you need to be a bit brave sometimes but its worth it’  Ray D.

‘thank you for your support, warmth and humour’   May G.

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