Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
As human beings we have 50,000 thoughts per day sometimes they can feel overwhelming. Mindfulness helps us to gain control of our thoughts.
Mindfulness-based therapies and courses in Surrey & London covering Wimbledon, Mitcham, Sutton, Croydon, Kingston.
The Mindfulness bandwagon, with Mindfulness becoming the buzzword and evermore popular, more and more therapist are training in or offering Mindfulness therapy. You can qualify in Mindfulness with a 2 day course or a few hours of online training costing as little as £50, then charge anything from £200 to £500 per head for a group course so you can see the attraction. If you want to manage or even prevent further episodes of Depression or Anxiety see a professionally qualified and experienced Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Adrian Sonnex, Mindful Therapist since January 2009
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. The present is the only time that any of us have to be alive- to know anything – to perceive – to learn – to act – to change – to heal. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (MBCB)is a group of therapies that use meditation techniques with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques to change our way of thinking, feeling and behaving it includes:
Mindfulness-based therapy and courses in Morden, London Borough Merton covering Wimbledon, Sutton, Croydon, Kingston, Surrey.
The core skill of Mindfulness is how to exit and stay out of negative (wonky) ways of thinking. ‘Letting go mindfully’ means freeing yourself from the constant striving of succeeding or achieving happiness, status or our hearts desires.
We all have times in our lives when we feel unhappy. We want more, we wish we were further along in our lives, we desire better relationships, we try to push ourselves to achieve more, to move beyond where we are at the moment. Sometimes, all that is needed is a change of mind, a change called “acceptance”. With this change there comes a sense of peace and a realization that a “change in our thinking “ has brought about the very things we were looking for all along !
The techniques of Mindfulness use meditations “The Body Scan“, “The Sitting Meditation“, “Walking Meditation” and “Mindful Movements” as well as other therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” to cause this shift in thinking (cognition).
Frequently Asked Question
Do I need to become a Buddhist or religious to practice Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapies? No not at all.
Do I need to keep on paying for therapy for the rest of my life? No we will give you all of the resources, training and techniques that you will need for the rest of your life.
How difficult is it to learn Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction? Every session we will teach you new mindfulness techniques that you must practice and learn.
Mindfulness is a part of Buddhist philosophy, but it is not a religion unto itself. You do not have to hold any religious beliefs or give up your particular religion or beliefs to practice Mindfulness-based Cognitive-behavioural Therapies. I always inform my clients that “You do not have to shave your head, take a vow of celibacy, live the rest of your life as a vegetarian or become a Buddhist as part of your therapy sessions with me”. I myself would make a terrible Buddhist as I do not believe in reincarnation and am a confirmed meat eater.
I discovered Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in 2007 when I was introduced to Traumatic Incident Reduction as part of my Professional Course, Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. I was awarded my Diploma in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapies January 2009. To be a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapist you must maintain and develop your Mindfulness Practice. Mindfulness is not like Mathematics where you learn the principles, rules, theories and fractions then parrot-teach them to others. Please ensure that if you are seeking a Mindfulness-based Therapist or Teacher that they are properly qualified and they themselves are still developing and continuing their Mindfulness practice, building on their knowledge, experience and insights into Mindfulness.
My Mindfulness practice has helped me deal with serious illness, bereavement and so many more of the catastrophes of living. It has enriched and changed my life for the better.
By Adrian Sonnex, MCBT, Mindful Therapist since January 2009
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Adrian was excellent in helping me with to start my journey in dealing with anxiety. I really felt the ability to learn mindfulness tecnquies in a calm environment was very nice. I would highly recommend him.
I was looking forward to my 6 sessions with Adrian and each time I went I was feeling better each time I could see changes in my thoughts and how I behaved. I felt the changes. I lacked confidence and was negative but am learning to focus which is helping my private life and work… life. I shall be continuing to be mindful in everything I do as I enjoyed giving myself me time and made me realise I deserve it! I recommend Adrian and his work. * Read more “Roslyn M”
I saw Adrian Sonnex at the Morden, Surrey clinic for my anxiety. He really really helped me with a combination of Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. He taught me all of the mindfulness techniques giving me homework every session, also doing an amazing hypnotherapy session each time. I would highly recommend him! ( 5 Stars… ) * Read more “Daniela, Anxiety”
Adrian has helped me come to terms with and overcome anxiety. I noticed the difference after our first hypnotherapy session and am still reaping the benefits. The mindfulness techniques I now practice are quite simply, life changing. My concentration, relaxation and quality of life have all improved tenfold. Thank you so much Adrian.(Five Stars) *
“I was having a hard time moving on from a relationship with, and divorce from, a narcissist. Adrian is attentive and kind, and helped me move on with a combination of mindfulness techniques and hypnotherapy, which proved to be very effective. Focusing the conscious and the unconscious mind at the same time in order to… let go of the past and refocus on the here and now, worked well for me. I highly recommend Adrian’s services.” (Five Stars) * Read more “Relationship Issues, Peter, Borough,”
“I needed some help where I was lacking confidence in giving presentations, running workshops and conducting meetings in a professional environment. I visited Adrian Sonnex who provided expert help and I am so grateful for the quality of service and expertise I received.”
“I asked Joel to help my son who was struggling with extreme anxiety, self doubt and depression during his final year at school. He had received little support from his GP and by the time I found Joel his attendance was below 70% and the exams were looming.
I had some personal experience of… Mindfulness Meditation and also hypnotherapy and did some research into Mindfulness Based Stress Relief and Cognitive Therapy in the treatment of depression. Convinced by the evidence I found Joel and booked him in. After several appointments, and using the tools Joel provided my son was able to focus fully again on his studies and grew and grew in confidence, finally able to sit his exams. Thank you Joel for restoring my son back to health and for giving him the tools to face up to and withstand whatever life throws at him in the future.” (Five Stars) Read more “Sue B, Exam Anxiety”
“I met with Joel after four days of not being able to eat or sleep due to anxiety. He was very understanding and reassured me I could take back control of my life. I felt very comfortable in his presence and confident that he had the expertise to help me. The day after my first… session the knot in my stomach had gone, my chest wasn’t tight anymore and I felt calm and relaxed. The anxiety came back at points throughout the day but I was able to control it better. Joel has provided me with mindfulness techniques to help me, which I practice everyday. I have been recommending Joel to all my family and friends. Thank you Joel.” (Five Stars) Read more “Danielle, Anxiety”
Life was starting to feel pretty overwhelming and I had been starting to become very anxious and suffering from depression. Adrian did some counselling sessions and mindfulness hypnotherapy with me and he’s brought my anxiety levels right down. He’s very easy to talk to and gave me some good techniques to help me manage any… anxiety. Well worth a visit and I’ve recommended him to several friends already. Read more “Mary M, Anxiety Depression”
“Adrian has been an outstanding Mindfulness teacher and team member for the Mindfulness in Sutton Secondary Schools programme run by Progression People. Teachers attending our Mindfulness for Teachers programme have highly benefited from Adrian’s experience in teaching Mindfulness and have therefore started to truly develop their own Mindfulness practice and embody the principles of Mindfulness.… We look forward to working with Adrian further on this programme and other initiatives in the future.” Read more “Tammy McCann, In-house, Corporate Training”
“While suffering from anxiety, depression and lack of confidence after job loss and relationship difficulties, I researched various therapies; having read an article in a peer-reviewed journal that showed changes in people undertaking mindfulness training, I decided on mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy as the combination of approaches I felt would be most effective and appropriate… for me. A web search of therapists showed that Adrian provides this combination. I have found the combination of therapies to be very effective for me, and Adrian’s generous spirit, kindness, non-judgemental attitude and highly ethical approach as a therapist enormously supportive. This good therapist-client relationship helped me also to feel confident in being open about undergoing therapy; I have recommended Wellbeing to colleagues, friends and family.” (Five Stars) Read more “Elizabeth, Anxiety Depression”
I started seeing Adrian Sonnex 6 months ago. I was suffering from very bad stress and anxiety. It was affecting my health, work and home life. Through working with Adrian my stress levels decreased. He gave me the tools to manage and lower my anxiety, enabling me to me to further my career. Adrian also… helped with a fear of going on anything that left the ground and I was able to fly for the first time. Without his help I wouldn’t have even made it to the airport. He has been so supportive every step of the way. Read more “Rachel H, Anxiety, Fear of Flying”
“I went to see Adrian Sonnex for an issue with anxiety. On entering his treatment room, his calm and confident character made me feel instantly relaxed. After only a few sessions of hypnotherapy and Mindfulness I feel so much better and have noticed an improvement in my confidence and levels of anxiety.” (Five Stars)
I have been seeing Adrian Sonnex for about 6 months now and sought his help as I was feeling lost, stressed and anxious. I found him immediately reassuring, professional and safe to talk to. He introduced me to mindfulness (which I had tried with limited success on my own) and over the next… few sessions he taught me various techniques and gave me activities to do at home, which though hard to do initially, certainly got easier with time and practice. I now have a bank of mindfulness resources which I use daily and know they have made a big difference to my over-all happiness and well-being. As regards my stress-triggers, he has used hypnotherapy to divert these. I had thought that I would be too distracted and not open to the idea of hypnosis, but was hypnotised easily and found it an incredibly calming and comfortable experience. Adrian also helped me work through and resolve a personal relationship issue which had over-shadowed my life for the last few years. This has been such a relief to me. The process has also helped me to see things more clearly and deal with other concerns which have cropped up in my life since. I would thoroughly recommend seeing Adrian for help with a whole range of life’s problems – he is friendly, approachable and has many different strategies. I am so glad a chance conversation with a friend lead me to go and see him – thanks Adrian. (Five Stars) Read more “Sally C, Anxiety, Relationships, Mindfulness”
Adrian was recommended by my friend and my friends Mother who have both been clients of Adrian’s in the past. I had been suffering with depression for quite a few years and have tried numerous different methods to try and solve the depression but nothing had particularly worked for a long period of time. As… soon as I called Adrian, he immediately wanted to help and showed his genuine interest in wanting to help and find out what would work for me specifically. Adrian always, always took his time, never allowing us to be within a short space of time and giving his full attention to what we were doing, whether it was talking or practising “Mindfullness Techniques” which I think (for me) was and still is an integral part of feeling positive. After having sessions with Adrain, I have been able to remain within a positive state, having a better outlook on life and having more confidence and self belief. I’d strongly recommend Adrian to anyone who wants to work with someone who genuinely wants to help people to overcome their problems and live life in a positive way * Read more “Abigail, Depression Therapy”
“I saw Adrian for stress and depression following discussion of CBMT with my GP during a period of sickness from work for work related stress. I was somewhat sceptical but was keen to get well and return to work. I saw Adrian for 6 sessions and had CBMT and hypnotherapy. Adrian professionalism and understanding was… exceptional and I am now well equipped with valuable tools to avoid further episodes.”* Read more “Sarah C, Depression, Work Stress”
I have been seeing Adrian for mindfulness and hypnotherapy since April 2018. He has been a wonderful help and helped me reduce my anxiety levels and sleep better. I have felt better during the day and a lot less stressed and tearful. He has also been a great listener in general and I find him… really easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend his services to others. 11/02/20 (Five Stars) * Read more “Thormy, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy for Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia”
I saw Adrian to find a remedy for a debilitating combination of Insomnia aand Anxiety. He took me through an 8-week course of Mindulness and Meditation that proved reassuring, effective and beneficial. As a result I am now sleeping well and the anxiety has gone. I now feel equipped with techniques and disciplines that will… serve me well if these problems present themselves again and so will continue to practise the various techniques he taught me. ( 5 Star Client Review ) * Posted 2nd March 2020 Read more “Insomnia and Anxiety, Richard”
A very dear friend of mine recommended that I get in touch with Adrian after he successfully helped ease the symptoms of her Depression through Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. My own situation was different in that I needed help to address a number of long-standing issues from my childhood. I had treatment over the course of… 12 months for Traumatic Incident Reduction, Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The combination of treatments was extremely effective in helping me overcome my problems. (Five Stars) * Read more “Adrian Sonnex, Morden Clinic”
* Disclaimer : Please Note, the reviews on the page & website are not a guarantee of success. Hypnosis and mindfulness requires motivation and effort on the part of the individual