8-week Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing course

At the "Old Garage", Athlone Road, SW2 2DT.(easy parking in street or 5 minute walk from bus routes).

£220 for the 8 week course.

On this 8-week course you will learn mindfulness strategies and approaches to help with long-term health & well-being. You will particularly benefit from this course if you are struggling with stress or have a long-term health difficulty such as persistent pain, chronic fatigue or stomach disorders.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and experienced in working with a range of health difficulties that Mindfulness has been shown to assist people with.

I do not have a date for another group yet but do contact me if you are interested in being kept informed.

I am interested in your Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing course, please send me further details.

Outline of the Mindfulness for Health course

Mindfulness means being aware of what is happening in your experience - in your mind and your body. It is not so much a technique as a particular stance or attitude to life that we can all develop. You will learn mindfulness meditation and gentle mindful yoga, with teaching elements around working with stress in everyday life.  You don't need to have any previous knowledge or experience of meditation to come on this course. Whilst it takes place in a small group of up to 8 people which I hope you will find supportive, you will not have to reveal anything you do not want to. 

The course will aim to help you develop a new relationship with emotional or physical difficulties:

      - learning to live in the present moment and breathe into your experience, rather than tensing against it;

      - noticing and changing the cycle of tension, reaction and suffering;

      - learning to respond rather than react to our life's circumstances

      - replacing resistance with kindness, awareness and choice

The course is not a quick fix and you will find greater benefit the more you are able to do some home practice as it takes time to learn the skills you need to break patterns of thinking and behaving that may be long-held. You will be given audio files with guided meditations to practise regularly between the course sessions. You will also be invited to do a few brief daily exercises and keep a simple diary of what you have been doing.

The course is based on the internationally recognised  ‘Breathworks’ model, with which I am an accredited practitioner. I am also listed on the recognised teacher website - Be Mindful.

The founder of mindfulness in medicine, Jon Kabat-Zinn, calls mindfulness work 'participatory medicine'. People who attend mindfulness courses do not sit passively while 'experts' treat them. Instead they participate in their own healing by practising mindfulness. In doing so they tap into their own inner resources, their own wisdom, and discover how to live well, even with a painful condition.

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