Core Process Psychotherapy is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapies which recognises Western psychological theories and the science and art of Mindfulness.

Core Process Psychotherapists are trained to support depth awareness and presence in relationship. This generates a non-invasive, open, compassionate and safe space in which the client can bring their fears, wants and needs.

Therapist and client work together to reveal and process conditioning and unhelpful strategies that limit and block the flow and fullness of experience in the present.

Difficulties are not seen as necessarily negative, unwanted or insurmountable - instead these edges of resistance are welcomed as opportunities for realisation and areas for growth.

Appointments are available in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

Patricia Taddei, M.A.
Registered UKCP Psychotherapist
T 01573 225372
M 07796 530 119

1 - 7 August 2017 on the Holy Isle
with Vee Freir and Patricia Taddei

This retreat offers an opportunity to step out of the daily routine and be immersed in mindfulness practice.

It aims to deepen our sense awareness of the mind/body, revive our intention and commitment to personal practice and orientate us to a kinder way of relating to self, others and the world.

7.00 – 8.30pm 14 June 2017
The Butterflies Café, Marchmont St Giles' Church Centre, Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2DW

Core Process Psychotherapy is an innovative psychotherapeutic approach which integrates mindfulness practices and insights from Buddhist psychology with western psychotherapeutic approaches and developmental psychology.

  • Enhances mental and physical well-being, resilience and stamina
  • Improves working memory, creativity, attention span
  • Lifts mood - less likely to experience psychological distress
  • Reduces anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability
  • Enhances brain function - increases grey matter in areas associated with self-awareness, empathy, self-control and attention
  • Improves reaction speeds
  • Reduces pain and the emotional reaction to it
  • Improves mood and quality of life in chronic pain conditions
  • Reduces addictive and self-destructive behaviour
  • Improves control of blood sugar in type II diabetes
  • Improves heart and circulatory health by reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of hypertension
  • Improves the immune system

A summary of benefits from a taken from a number of reasearch findings. For more about Mindfulness research see