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The Heart of Mindfulness

Public Talk by Maura Sills:

Co-director and founder of the Karuna Institute and the innovator of Core Process Psychotherapy.

Date:
June 28 2016 - 7 - 8:30pm

Cost:
£10.00 (Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine or juice after the lecture)

Profits go to:
‘Wellspring’ - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (therapeutic work with children fund)

Venue:
Butterflies Café, Marchmont St Giles' Church Centre, Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh,EH9 2DW

Tickets:
Available through John MacFadyen at 07788976022, or email johnmacf@morham.org

“The Wounding of the Knowing Heart of the Child”

Core Process Psychotherapy is an innovative psychotherapeutic approach which integrates mindfulness practices and the insights from Buddhist psychology with western psychotherapeutic developments and developmental psychology. Within Core Process Psychotherapy there is a deep and fundamental belief in ‘intrinsic health’ and a fundamental appreciation of the importance of relationship, both within the earliest developmental ‘attachment’ holding environment for babies and children, and the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist. In this talk Maura will explore how children, in their fragility and vulnerability, attempt to protect themselves against feelings of overwhelm by accommodating and adapting to the suffering of others on whom they are dependant. She will explore how intrinsic health and the therapeutic relationship can function to help restore health, expansiveness and freedom within the life seeking impetus of people of all ages.

Maura Sills is a Co-director and founder of the Karuna Institute and the innovator of Core Process Psychotherapy. Maura has been a significant promoter and developer of contemplative psychotherapy within the UK over the past twenty five years. She is an Honorary Fellow of UKCP and has played a significant role over many years in the promotion of high professional standards within Psychotherapy training and post accreditation frameworks to support both clients and practitioners.

Karuna Institute was founded in 1982 and is based in Devon. Maura grew up in Scotland and brought the Core Process Foundation training to Scotland in 1990. There is now a thriving community of Core Process Psychotherapists in Scotland. The Karuna Institute Psychotherapy trainings are accredited through Middlesex University.

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