What is Mindfulness? 

Mindfulness is a practice of widening our awareness and insight so that we can live in the present moment without judgment. The ability to watch our minds and the busyness within as an observer rather than through grasping onto thoughts, allows us to experience a greater freedom and peace of mind. The skills of mindfulness can be used in daily life to reduce stress and anxiety, be more productive and develop better relationships at work and at home and lead to a greater sense of physical and mental wellbeing. 

Mindfulness is based on teachings from Buddhist traditions on maintaining a peaceful mind throughout the challenges of daily life. By having a greater awareness of our own mind we can react consciously and mindfully towards situations with compassion and kindness; for our self and others.

There can be enormous benefits to practicing mindfulness meditation within our busy lives. We can learn to live more in the present moment (rather than dwelling on the past or an imagined future), to trust in our intuition, to become more honest and forgiving with ourselves and others and to calm the agitation that so often occupies our minds.

To give mindfulness and meditation a go, try our Monday Meditations on Youtube and subscribe to the Youtube channel for lots of practices to try at home. 

Mindfulness Courses Available

Courses available are listed below with further information.  Availability and booking can be found on the Timetable.

  1. Introduction to Mindfulness 
  2. Eight Session Mindfulness Practitioner Course
  3. Meditation and Mindfulness Workshops – Regular workshops with themed teachings and practice

One to one sessions – aimed at practitioners seeking advice and guidance on developing or furthering their practice; please contact [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

1. Introduction to Mindfulness 

A single session (approx 2 hour) course to introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness. The course will cover: what mindfulness is, how to connect with the present moment through awareness, using mindfulness to calm the busyness of the mind, using mindfulness in daily life and in stressful situations. Participants will try different mindfulness meditations which can be practiced during and after the course. Course materials will be provided.

2. Eight Session Mindfulness Practitioner Course 

The 8 session practitioner course is aimed at assisting you to develop a practice that can change your mind and your life. The course will include teachings, practice and discussion. This course is based on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) with elements of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). It is a prerequisite that an 8 session in-depth course is studied before undertaking any further study to teach Mindfulness.

The course consists of 8 sessions of approx 90 minutes each session. There will be one session per week.

The course will cover themes of:

  • the mindfulness of breathing – what mindfulness is and how to do it
  • body awareness
  • mindful living
  • seeking change – calming the busyness of the mind
  • self-compassion – working with difficulty (physical and emotional)
  • increasing awareness
  • compassion with wisdom
  • a mindful life. 

This course runs once per year, so spaces are limited. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to find out about dates available. Contact [email protected]  

4. Meditation and Mindfulness Workshops

Workshops will cover specific topics or themes in meditation and mindfulness and are an ideal way to learn meditation or further your practice. Suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners.

Workshops will include teachings, meditations and time for questions or discussion.

One to One Sessions

60 minute sessions available at an hourly rate (£40 per hour plus travel expenses) for practitioners seeking advice or guidance.

The Introduction to Mindfulness Course can be delivered on a one to one basis for the hourly rate shown above.

For further details or if you have any questions, please get in touch by contacting [email protected]