Compassion Courses 

Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

These are open to people who have done an 8-week mindfulness course (MBCT) or have a regular meditation practice.

Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

With Annie Akasati McAuley ONLINE

Weds 13 Oct 7.00-9.00pm 

8-week course, Cost: £120 / £90 concessions

Book Here

We ask all MBCL participants to buy the MBCL course handbook: 

A practical Guide to Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart by Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster.

The cheapest places we found to buy the book are Blackwells bookshop or on Amazon.

Joining the online course

Our courses are conducted via 'Zoom'. This is easy to use on a desktop, laptop or smart phone. Full details will be provided on booking and support will be given in setting up where needed.


We offer places at the concessionary rate to anyone with genuine need. For example, if you are a student, in receipt of state benefits, on a low pension, low wage, or financially impacted by Covid-19. We will not question your circumstances. 


Please bear in mind that to make our courses viable we need people to pay the full rate. If paying up front is difficult, you may arrange to pay in instalments.




Please contact us to arrange a booking at the concession rate or discuss options.

"an essential follow-on from the

8-week course"

"I loved the more imaginative practices...and looking at the science of our brains: why react as we do to things"

"I appreciated the way the course leaders remained non-judgemental and compassionate throughout"

"The course allowed me to fill

my own cup"

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Why train in compassion?

Research is showing that training in compassion can bring us healthier and happier relationships, with ourselves as well as with others.

While the negative affects of anxiety and stress are known to be detrimental to health, it is now being shown that positive emotions can boost our body’s immunity.


People with greater compassion, including self-compassion, are less fearful and better able to cope with adversity and take good care of themselves.

What can I expect from a compassion course?

  • The Compassion Course is a further development from the Mindfulness Courses and complements our Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness Course.

  • You will discover how learning to respond with kindness to difficult emotions and actively cultivating positive emotions enhances your mental health and wellbeing.

  • You will learn to use meditation and the power of the imagination to develop qualities of kindness, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude .

  • There will be encouragement and support to maintain a home practice for the duration of the course.

  • Sessions are conducted in a friendly and open atmosphere to encourage sharing and relationship building. 

  • The course is based on the work of Erik van den Brink and Frits Koster and uses their course book 'A practical Guide to Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart'