These courses will give you the skills to learn through practice how your body handles, and can resolve, stress. As well as building resilience and the chance to choose to respond more skilfully to life’s difficulties.
Thursday 10th May Programme, 7.30-9.30pm
8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme:
MBSR is a blend of meditation, body awareness, and mindful movement: learning through practice how your body handles, and can resolve, stress.
This course will be 2 hours a week for 8 weeks and includes an all day silent retreat.
Next course starts: Thursday 10th May 2018
Friday 27th April Programme, 10am-12pm
Mindfulness for Parents
This course has been adapted by Eluned Gold (of Bangor University) from the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme and includes an ’all-day’ retreat. It focuses on how we can best take care of ourselves in order that we be the best version of ourselves.
This course will be 2 hours a week for 8-weeks, and includes an all day silent retreat.
Next course starts: Friday 27th April
Deepening Mindfulness Retreat on Sunday 27th May
All-day silent retreat, 10am-4pm
This silent day long retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice, or simply reconnect with it.
This day is ideal for those who have completed an 8-week MBSR programme or if you simply have a regular practice and just want to have the space to practice in silence. It will give you a chance to return back to the practices taught during the programme, as well as a few new ones.
One-to-one awareness coaching
I am available for one hour coaching sessions that will introduce you to mindfulness and give you an oasis of calm in your busy life. I can also do this with a group of friends or family if that is preferred.
Group sessions amongst friends or family can be arranged to suit.
Cost: £60 for a one-one session with discounts available for multiple advance bookings.Book Now
"I really enjoyed it and was so impressed with you.VikkiAttended Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions
You were amazing and so calming.
I could have carried on meditating, listening to your voice for ages!"
"This programme has the potential to transform your life. As a facilitator, you blended knowledge, insight, humour and a deep care and commitment to the work itself."DannyParticipant of MBSR Programme
"Just to let you know, you were amazing!HelenAttended Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions
I didn't know what to expect. I love the fact that you are so genuine and real, not pretending to be perfect after using the mindfulness sessions , your voice is calming and you are very nice and likeable."
"I really enjoyed the session and felt like I came away feeling relaxed and yet energised!"CarlaAttended Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions
“The programme has enabled me to make positive changes in my day to day life and being made more self aware and kinder to myself enables me to be kinder toPhilParticipant of MBSR Programme
those I am close to. Have really enjoyed my 2 hours a week."
“Excellent course and you were very knowledgeable about the material.EmilyParticipant of MBSR Programme
Thank you, it was an amazing course and I got so much out of it."
“The knowledge was invaluable, all info supplied was very clear.LauraParticipant of MBSR Programme
Sessions always started and ended on time, always open to everyone’s experiences and listened attentively to all.
Jo has helped make mindfulness a part of my life."
"Jo is non-judgemental in her approach and is accepting with whatever everyone has done in the week as practice. A great listener."SusannaParticipant of MBSR Programme
“Within a couple of weeks I could feel the difference - husband and colleagues noticed a shift too. Much calmer, in control, confident, resilient - all things that I believe came from being able to breathe, pause and see things differently, which ultimately led to more cautious and conscious responses."Lital, TeacherParticipant of MBSR Programme
“The outstanding part, in addition to weekly practice and form,GlendaParticipant of MBSR Programme
was the day retreat. It was absolutely amazing to consider six hours
of silence. It was busy but phenomenal and i would like to explore it again. My son commented three days later that he could visually see the calmness."
“Scored high marks for me on knowledge of material, clarity, time management and responsiveness to questions."PaulParticipant of MBSR Programme
"The course has totally helped me feel grounded, alive, grateful and happy. Opportunities have happened during the past 8-weeks and I am sure this all goes hand in hand."Lucy, DirectorParticipant of One-One MBSR Programme
"Wish I did this years ago - it's changed the way I see myself and everything around me!"Jen, Palliative Care NurseParticipant of MBSR Programme
"Jo has been an amazing facilitator. Not only does she really listen but she perceives several layers below what I am saying, some of which I am not aware of. her guidance is firm but kind, always at a pace that is appropriate to me."Robert, Political EconomistParticipant of One-One MBSR Programme
"Jo is kind, sensitive, thoughtful and knowledgeable.VinceParticipant of MBSR Programme
She is reassuringly unscary and patiently explains everything."
"It has helped me to take a step back from my life - to pause and to decide:VinceParticipant of MBSR Programme
'in this moment, do i want to carry on as before?'. That perspective is really valuable. And the ‘retreat’ day was very powerful and revealing."
"I though Jo was very warm, friendly and very non-judgemental which enabled me to feel at ease with my honesty and openness. She had a very calming effect on me."Anita, Speech and Language Therapist Participant of MBSR Programme
"The course gave me the opportunity to reflect, assess, action and improve my ability to process my thoughts and feelings, in order to move forward in a positive direction."Ben, Restaurant ManagerParticipant of Couples MBSR Programme
"[the course] is really inclusive and just welcomes you as you are. The timing is achievable and the duration very good as you can learn a lot in 8-weeks, without it being a massive long-term commitment."Cat, Marketing ExecutiveParticipant of MBSR Programme
"Jo had a lot of wisdom to impart and a really non-judgemental and supportive way of listening and guiding us to develop insight."Talia, BarristerParticipant of MBSR Programme
"I have learnt many valuable lessons about myself, the way I interact with others, the way I parent and the type of parent I want to be. You have taught me practices which will keep me grounded when times are challenging; to help me be mindful and appreciate the little joys in everyday life which I often take for granted; and to feel ok about taking care of myself and showing myself daily kindness. I hope to be able to take what I've learnt and develop my practice further, not only for myself but with my son also, and with the families I work with as part of my role as a Social Worker."Nichola, Social WorkerParticipant of Mindful Parenting Programme
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