Mindfulness based approaches are not offered as an alternative to traditional medical and psychological treatments rather as a complement to these approaches.
It is advised that those wishing to attend the courses below come to a ‘taster’ session before the course begins. These sessions are free and give a first hand taste of mindfulness, an opportunity to better understand the course and explore whether the course is right for you and a chance to meet the teacher.
This course offers some very effective mindfulness skills to ease the suffering associated with stress e.g. anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. These skills are developed over the duration of the 8 week programme.
This course will benefit people who suffer from stress relating to work, school, family, financial, illness, grief, and uncertainty about the future. It may also benefit high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, asthma, and many other conditions.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression, the course was originally designed specifically for people who experience recurrent bouts of depression.
“The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for prevention of relapse.
Mindfulness for Pain and Illness
This 8 week course offers a wide range of mindfulness skills to ease the suffering associated with persistent pain, fatigue and ill health, and the stress that often arises as a result.
Mindfulness can help you develop a new relationship with pain, you develop the skills and confidence to get your life back instead of the constant and often debilitating and exhausting battle that can accompany such health conditions. The Breathworks approach teaches that ‘the key is to pay attention to your experience and choose to respond mindfully rather than to react in a habitual way. Instead of distracting yourself from your pain, you are able to live alongside it and broaden out your awareness to allow more pleasant experience into your life’.
Finding Peace in a Frantic World