Are there any other terms and conditions?

By booking this course you are indicating that you have read and accepted the following Terms and Conditions: You are over 18 years of age and are booking this course for yourself. The instructor reserves the right to refuse access to the course where there is reason to believe that the terms and conditions have been breached, or where threatening, bullying, harassing or disruptive behaviour occurs. The instructor will not be liable for any losses or expenses (including the course fees and consequential damages) incurred by anyone attending the course. You are agreeing to the cancellation and refund policy.
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What is the cancellation and refund policy?

A full refund will be given for cancellations made before 08/01/21. 25% of the fee paid will be refunded for cancellations made from 08/01/21 to 18/01/21. No refunds will be made for cancellations made after 18/01/21.
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How many people will be on the course?

The course typically has up to 10 participants to allow us to get to know one another. It’s not too big that we can't connect with one another, or too small that we don’t have a range of individuals and experiences.
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What if I’m taking medication?

This should not affect your attendance. Please discuss any changes to your medication with your GP. I will ask all participants to complete some simple screening questions before confirming your place on the course to ensure that the course is suitable for you.
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Do I need to bring anything with me or prepare in any way?

Please simply bring yourself and a curious attitude. Given this is an online course, it will require that you have a reliable internet connection and a private space to speak. Using headphones can help to protect privacy. To help us connect, I ask that you attend with your camera turned on so that we can see each other. Should you need to take a break you can turn your camera off temporarily as needed, but generally I ask that you keep your camera on during the session. I will also ask that you refrain from eating (as if we were in person), but you are welcome to have a drink with you. We will take one short break during each session. It is helpful to wear comfortable clothing and to…
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Do I need to attend all classes?

Each session builds on the last and you will gain most benefit if you are able to attend all 8 weeks. If you know that you will miss more than one session, I advise that you book at another time when you will be able to attend all sessions.
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Can I attend if I’m depressed, anxious or stressed?

This course is often beneficial in managing mild-moderate anxiety, stress and depression. Compassionate mind training is an evidence-based approach for the treatment of depression and anxiety. If you face significant challenges in your life, such as severe mental health symptoms or recent life events, please contact me before booking. I would be pleased to discuss the suitability of the group and/or other treatment options with you.
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Who is this course for?

This course is open to everyone. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to reduce self-criticism, manage low mood or anxiety, develop a more supportive and encouraging internal voice and feel positive towards themselves.
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How is the course different from individual therapy or mindfulness?

Individual therapy can allow you to go into the detail of your experience and situation. In this group course, we have the benefit of being focused on the practice and skills that we want to develop to cope more effectively. The group structure helps us to stay focused on covering these skills and ideas, giving you a comprehensive training in compassion-focused mindfulness. The course is not a group therapy. You will not be expected to share personal information if you do not wish to. The group is a supportive place to share your experience of practising the self-compassion skills. You will be invited to work with other group members to discuss your thoughts and experience of the ideas we cover. Compassionate mind training incorporates mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is the act…
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