Jo Augustus.     Cognitive Behaviour Therapist


Bespoke Training: I regularly run specialist workshops for individual therapists and organizations with an interest in wellbeing. The following is a recent example;

Present Moment: Using Mindfulness in Therapy Workshop


Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally


Jon Kabat-Zinn

Workshop Overview

Present moment is central to mindfulness-based practice. There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of mental health difficulties. You will be guided through different mindfulness examples and encouraged to work through these, both individually and in small groups, in the same way you could with your clients. The presenter will supply you with handouts that are jargon free and accessible, so you can integrate mindfulness principles into your therapy practice.


Workshop Aims

• Learn about the evidence base for mindfulness

• Develop specific mindfulness skills play in the present moment of the client’s distress

• Learn how to use present moment interventions: from ridged to flexible responses

• Practice skills from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

• Plan ways to integrate mindfulness into your treatment plans now!


Workshop Schedule:

Mid-Morning Break (11am)

Networking Lunch (1-2pm)

Mid-Afternoon Break (3.15pm)


Who is the course for?

This introductory experiential workshop is designed for therapists, coaches and anyone working therapeutically with individuals experiencing emotional distress. You may have some experience of mindfulness, however, this isn't expected.


Further Information: What is Mindfulness?

Jon Kabat Zinn describes mindfulness as bringing your complete attention to the present moment. It is paying attention with a non-judgemental attitude and fostering an attitude of curiosity, exploration, kindness and basic friendliness to everything we experience. The 8 Week MBSR course is a practical and experiential course. It is a highly acclaimed and evidence based stress reduction programme used in medical centres across the world to help people deal with the stress of modern day living, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. A range of Mindfulness practices will be taught, including gentle stretching and mindful movement, exploring stress reactions and mindful stress responses, hand-outs, audio practices and guided home practice.

               Saturday 6th July 2019


               The Old Rectory Clinic, High St, Iron Acton, BS37 9UQ

                Introductory Workshop

                Trainer: Jo Augustus



The Course is Facilitated by;


Jo Augustus

BSc Hons, MSc, BA Hons, Cert, MA, MBACP (Accred.), BABCP (Accred.)

Jo Augustus is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with mental health difficulties, in both the NHS and independent sector. She has delivered mindfulness-based interventions for over 10 years and has undertaken mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University. She is also full time lecturer at the University of Worcester and passionate about delivering accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. She is the lead author of ‘An Introduction to Mental Health’ book published with Sage in 2019.



Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea, with a delicious locally sourced buffet Lunch, all included in the fee.



Early bird rate: £85 – ends 25th May. Standard rate: £90 – starts 26th May.


How to Book a Place

Please contact Jo to secure your place.


E-mail: jo@ithinkcbt.co.uk or jofear1@gmail.com

Tel: 07583 148476


Terms and conditions:


  1. Course fees are payable upon booking.  I reserve the right to cancel any booking if payment is not received within 7 days of booking.
  2. You may cancel your booking at any time.  You have the right to cancel your booking and receive a full refund within 14 days of booking.  If you cancel your booking at any time less than 7 days in advance of the first date of the course, you will not receive a refund.  You may substitute delegates at any time provided that you notify me of the name of the replacement as soon as practicable.
  3. I reserve the right to make changes to the course content, to the location and dates of the course and to the presenter(s).  Should it be necessary to cancel the course for any reason then you will be refunded in full.  However, I cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage that arises as a result of cancellation.
  4. I cannot accept responsibility for delegates’ actions resulting from their attendance on this course nor for their or others actions resulting from reliance upon or interpretation of the course materials.
  5. I have a data protection registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office.  By making a booking you consent to the storage and processing of your personal data for the purposes of course administration and for occasional future marketing.



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