Managing Anxiety with Mindfulness: An Introductory Course

Four Wednesdays evenings

5th, 12th February, 4th , 11th March 2020

7.15pm – 9.15pm

Managing Anxiety with Mindfulness is a short course suitable for anyone seeking ways to better handle their anxiety, worry and stress.
This is a largely experiential course. It utilises elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based approaches.

Each session offers guidance and input from the facilitator, group discussion on core themes, and experiential exercises. You are encouraged to practise new skills between sessions.

In a supportive, small-group environment you will:

  • discover how to identify and better handle anxious states when they arise.
  • explore creative and effective ways of breaking free from habitual cycles of anxiety.
  • acquire practical skills for better resilience and psychological flexibility.
  • experiment with different ways to better take care of yourself.
  • investigate what gives life meaning and purpose for you.

What you will learn:

  • common features of different types of anxiety
  • creative ways of managing stress and worry
  • how to embrace uncertainty in helpful ways
  • how you might cultivate a richer and more nourishing life

This course offers a partial introduction to mindfulness-based practices, which can be learned in depth on the eight-week Mindfulness for Everyday Living course offered by BTC.

This course may be a useful companion to one-to-one therapy. It is not necessarily a substitute for individual work best carried out with a trained therapist. If you are unsure as to whether now is the right time to do this course, please note this on your application form and/or talk to your therapist and/or talk to us.

Who is our facilitator?

Richard Gilpin mindfulness courses

Richard Gilpin is a mindfulness teacher, counsellor and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist. He has trained extensively in mindfulness-based practices since the 1990s and has been facilitating regular Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses since 2007. He is registered with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations, which regulates a directory of teachers who adhere to the UK Good Practice Guidelines. He is the author of two self-help books: Mindfulness for Black Dogs and Blue Days (2012) and Mindfulness for Unravelling Anxiety (2016). His academic research on MBCT was published in 2008. You can find more information about Richard on his website:



£90 individuals. Paid in advance in full (when you book your place).

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Pay only £80 when paying for the course before 22nd January 2020

Our Room


All our rooms at BTC have been designed to create a warm and comfortable environment for our practitioners and clients. We have windows in each room allowing plenty of light to come in with double glazing and central heating for the winter and ventilation for the summer. Befriending Anxiety is run in Room A2 which is on the 1st floor of our building.


To apply or enquire, please call  01273 626444 email including your name, contact number and a convenient time we can call you.

Your booking will  be confirmed on receipt of the application form and course fee paid in full.

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