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COURSES

Mindfulness practices can help reduce stress and improve mood. This brings about a more open-minded and open-hearted way of being.

 

What can I expect from a course?

You will:

  • be guided by a qualified mindfulness teacher.

  • learn to use mindfulness practice and theory to relate to stress and difficulty in your life. And to find more fulfilling ways of being.

  • find support in developing and maintaining your own home practice.

  • find a friendly and open atmosphere to encourage sharing and relationship building. 

We hold some of our courses online using the Zoom app. You will find help with joining a Zoom class here.


Any questions?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here - but do feel free to contact us if you wish.

Concessions*

We offer places at a concessionary rate to anyone with genuine need and 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 installments or discuss your needs.

Please contact us to arrange a concession or discuss options.

*This does not include our Long Covid course, which is already subsidised.

"Supportive, safe space. Incredibly valuable opportunity to explore things with others. Inspiring leader. The group was really great. Lots of trust and good level of sharing."

Mindfulness
 

Our current focus is providing courses on Compassion, Wise Awareness and Long Covid Recovery. (We show these below.) Mindfulness courses are a necessary precursor to these. We recommend:

  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Breathworks 8-week Mindfulness courses

They provide training in understanding the basics of mindfulness. They also teach essential practices for gaining skill in mindfulness.

"Attending the class began to feel like coming home"

 

"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"

Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
 

This 8-week course is a further development from the Mindfulness Courses. It complements our Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness Course.

 

Research shows that training in compassion can bring healthier and happier relationships. We know the negative affects of anxiety and stress are detrimental to health. But it is now known that positive emotions can boost our body’s immunity. People with greater compassion, including self-compassion, are less fearful and have better relationships. They are better able to cope with adversity and take good care of themselves. Compassion benefits both oneself and the people around us.

We ask all 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.

Upcoming Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living 8-week courses will appear here

Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness
 

We draw on ancient teachings, research into wisdom and Carolyn's science background in this new course. These, together with mindfulness, lead to a wise awareness that illuminates our experience. The course broadens our perspective by looking at how our our views affect our lives. We learn how deliberate self-reflection leads to emotional intelligence. How seeing the bigger picture helps when making decisions that affect others as well as ourselves. How we can better manage change and uncertainty.

 

Chichester University have evaluated this course with positive results.

Upcoming Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness 8-week courses will appear here

Mindfulness to support Long Covid Recovery
 

This course is a gentle journey into mindfulness. It shows how the ideas and practices support recovery from long Covid. It aims to reduce stress and support wellbeing and health - including mental health. Tune in with your body's needs and make better decisions to manage the wide range of symptoms.

The course is suitable for newcomers and those with prior experience. Sessions last 90 minutes, with a break part-way through.

Sessions are accessible and we encourage an approach of self-care - feel free to join from bed if needed! You are free to engage at whatever level is manageable at the time. Rest and take time out when needed but enjoy being part of a supportive community.

The course includes accessible guided meditations. There is support for home practice if you wish to bring mindfulness into your daily life. We include a course handbook and 'catch-up' videos of the Zoom sessions in case you miss a session. Contact us for information and bookings.

Chichester University have evaluated this course with positive results. This research is due for publication in the summer of 2024.

Upcoming Mindfulness to support Long Covid Recovery 9-week courses will appear here

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