Wise Awareness

Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness (MBWA) 8-week courses

These courses are open to all who have previously completed a mindfulness course, or for experienced meditators​.

We would like to offer this as an in-person course at Shieldsman Houseboat in Shoreham by Sea under covid-safe guidelines for educational activities. Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Should it not be possible to continue on an in-person basis, the course will revert to being held online, on zoom. 

We are offering this at the lower rate we normally charge for online courses. 

You can contact us if you would like more information.

Mindfulness-based Wise Awareness

With Annie Akasati McAuley & Carolyn Drake

8-week course

A socially distanced course at:

Shieldsman Houseboat, Shoreham by Sea

Tuesday 25 May 7.00-9.15pm

Cost: £120 or £90 concessions / low wage.

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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.

Comments from our course participants:

"overreached my expectations"

"a journey of real discovery...a mind-expanding and connecting experience that will stay with me for a long time"

 I can recommend this course very highly. Annie and Carolyn are wonderful teachers and they have developed a unique course and it has been (for me) a hugely beneficial experience.

"Gratitude & contentment... thank you."


Annie and Carolyn have drawn on their many years of mindfulness practice and teaching, as well as Carolyn's background in neuroscience, in developing this exciting new course.   

Why train in wise awareness? 

Recent research is showing how wisdom, far from being vague and mystical, can be used in practical ways towards making good decisions in our daily lives.

The benefits can be found in improving our capacity to take a wider perspective, understanding our views and emotional responses to events and how this can help us as we navigate everyday challenges. Training in wisdom helps us to self-reflect more effectively on any situation; make better decisions; & more accepting of change and uncertainty.

What can I expect from a wise awareness course?

  • The Wise Awareness Course is a further development from the Mindfulness Courses and complements the Compassion Course (MBCL).

  • The course draws on the Buddhist roots of mindfulness and the new field of wisdom science and has been developed by Annie Akasati and Carolyn together.

  • You will discover how the emerging science of wisdom is opening up new ways of working effectively with the challenges and flux of life.

  • You will learn to use meditation and practices designed to develop greater awareness and confidence in approaching difficulties more effectively.

  • 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.