Mindfulness Courses in Portugal

A five-day rejuvenating Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The programme aims to teach you the essential Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) skills to cope better with life’s many challenges. Whether you want to learn how to overcome problems with depression, stress and anxiety; or whether you want to work on preventing any of these problems happening to you:


The Programme

The programme consists of an introductory evening and ten sessions of 90 minutes of training mindfulness and CBT techniques. The sessions are convened in the mornings (9.30 AM-11 AM & 11.30AM -1PM), leaving the afternoons free to engage in self-directed practice, switch off completely and enjoy the environment or select any of the other optional healing activities: horse riding, therapeutic massage, individual CBT-session, individual mindfulness session or mindful walking.

Course dates: 26 February – 3 March 2010




1. Friday 5.30am - 7.00pm Welcome and focusing the mind on the week
2. Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm Recognising your own automatic pilot
3. Sunday 9.00am - 1.00pm Dealing with barriers to inner peace and thoughts are not facts
4. Monday 9.00am - 1.00pm Mindfulness of breathing & panic mind versus rational mind
5. Tuesday 9.00am - 1.00pm Staying present, allowing and letting be
6. Wednesday 9.00am - 1.00pm Maintaining a balance in life: mental hygiene!

The Location

The location for this course is the beautiful Algarve, on the Atlantic coast in the Algarve (Southern Portugal).

The Accommodation

Monte Rosa, a Rural Guesthouse (more info) 10 km from Lagos and about 1 hour drive from Faro airport.

Monte Rosa is ideally located in the heart of the unspoilt Portuguese countryside, away from mass tourism. It consists of various renovated rustic buildings, in which cosy and comfortable accommodation is offered. The complex is situated amidst 4 acres of rural countryside - with an abundance of old almond, olive and fig trees. The accommodation varies in size and facilities.

In the winter we offer heating facilities (evenings get a bit chilly), either wood- burning or electrical heating.


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