In this course you are introduced to mindfulness skills and approaches to manage any chronic pain or illness, fatigue and associated stress you may be experiencing, within the setting of a small supportive group. It provides both formal & informal mindfulness practices, the use of an activity diary and teaching on pacing guidelines to improve quality of life and sense of wellbeing.
Who is the course for?
People who have been helped so far by these courses have included those living with chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, stress, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, neuropathies, Parkinson’s disease, ME, diabetes, post-operative pain and many other conditions that involves persistent pain or regular painful episodes. Carers have also found the course useful and inspiring.
The intention of the course is not to make pain disappear (although most people who complete the 8 week programme report a substantial reduction in pain, tension and fatigue) but to transform one’s relationship with it, such that it no longer is a continual debilitating factor in one’s life. It allows one to get on with life and not be restricted by one’s health condition, as may have been the case before. This is done through learning new mindfulness strategies and meditations as in:
How to manage pain, illness and stress in daily life
Breath and body awareness meditation
Gentle mindful movement and relaxation
How mindfulness can help to retrain our thoughts and emotions
Mindfulness meditations practices including fostering kindness
to self (before self-blame) and empathy towards others
We will also look at the issues that arise when dealing with on-going health difficulties, assess the impact our daily activities (or non-activities) have on our health, learn how to pace ourselves and to enjoy a more balanced lifestyle.
What does this course include?
22 hours of mindfulness tuition by an accredited trainer
Full use of all meditation equipment during sessions
Mindfulness for Health Book (the main reading material for this course) that includes the main course CD
A course handbook
4 CDs containing several mindfulness meditations to support your practice
Additional support assistant to provide extra assistance during sessions
Email support between sessions
For joining the course there is a commitment to practice 30-40 minutes daily meditations learned in class at home, supported by the CD from the course book and a workbook to record your experiences.
Please note: This course is not suitable if you are suffering from acute depression and mental illness, nor is it a substitute for counselling or group therapy. Please contact us to discuss your situation.
Telephone: 01803 862653
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Cost: £195 (or £180 when booked and paid before booking deadline)
Booking and Payment
Advanced booking is essential. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to confirm your place. The balance is required by two weeks before the starting date of the course.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
A limited number of concessions are available on each course for those receiving benefits or on low wages. These places are likely to fill more quickly.
Please contact us for further details:
For a full overview of the Mindfulness for Health course:
“Whether you suffer with chronic pain or illness, treat those who
suffer, or care for a loved one who does, the Breathworks
methods could radically change your life for the better”
(Lance M MacCracken - Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Kings College, London)
"Worrying does not stop
what we fear from happening. It just stops us from enjoying whatever good is happening now" ~ Anon