Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness Classes & courses for Wellbeing. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other courses in Sussex: Brighton, Hove & Lewes.

These mindfulness courses are relevant for anyone wishing to increase their general sense of wellbeing and appreciation of life, and manage it’s difficulties and challenges. The courses also provide and approach to life, and tools, that people have reported finding very helpful in their work roles, and personal relationships.

I run mindfulness courses in the venues below three times per year. My Winter courses start in Jan or Feb, my Spring courses start in April or May and my Autumn courses start in Sept or Oct. For more on the difference between MBCT and MBSR click here.

 

8-WEEK MINDFULNESS COURSES (MBCT & MBSR)

SATURDAY MORNINGS in Brighton, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Wellbeing 11am-1.10pm for 8 weeks. This course starts 13th January and ends 3rd March. Venue: Anahata Health Clinic, 119/120 Edward Street, BN2 0JL. Cost – £175 (£125 concession).

The course includes a substantial Course Handbook and a wide selection of guided meditation tracks.
This course is preceeded by a free introductory talk – see side panel for dates. The course is accompanied by an All Day of practice – see side panel for date – which is an integral part of the original MBSR syllabus although I charge separately for it to keep costs down.

Advanced booking required: To Book on this Course Click Here

MONDAY EVENINGS in Lewes, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Wellbeing, 7.30-9.40pm for 8 weeks. This course starts 22nd Jan and ends 19th Mar (no class 12th Mar). Venue: Lewes Rugby Football Club, Stanley Turner Ground, Kingston Road,
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3NB – £175 (£125 concession).

The course includes a substantial Course Handbook and a wide selection of guided meditation tracks.
This course is preceded by a free introductory talk – see side panel for dates. The course is accompanied by an All Day of practice – see side panel for date – which is an integral part of the original MBSR syllabus although I charge separately for it to keep costs down.

Advanced booking required: To Book on this Course Click Here

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS in Brighton, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, 11.00am-1.15pm for 8 weeks. This course starts 17th January and ends 14th March (with no class on the 14th Feb). Venue: Dyke Road Natural Health Clinic, 274 Dyke Road BN1 5AE. Cost – £175 (£125 concession).

The course includes a substantial Course Handbook and a wide selection of guided meditation tracks.
This course is preceeded by a free introductory talk – see side panel for dates. The course is accompanied by an All Day of practice – see side panel for date – which is an integral part of the original MBSR syllabus although I charge separately for it to keep costs down.

Advanced booking required: To Book on this Course Click Here

THURSDAY EVENINGS in Hove, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, 7.30pm-9.40pm for 8 weeks. This course starts 11th Jan and ends 1st March. Venue: The Tree of Life Centre, 143 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QJ. Cost – £175 (£125 concession).

The course includes a substantial Course Handbook and a wide selection of guided meditation tracks.
This course is preceeded by a free introductory talk – see side panel for dates. The course is accompanied by an All Day of practice – see side panel for date – which is an integral part of the original MBSR syllabus although I charge separately for it to keep costs down.

Advanced booking required: To Book on this Course Click Here.

 

GRADUATE COURSE: DEEPENING MINDFULNESS 4-Week Course:

(Open to anyone who has already completed an 8-week MBSR or MBCT course)

Thursday evenings  in Hove, Starts 8th March and finishes 29th March 2018. Venue: The Tree of Life Centre, 143 Portland Road, BN3 5QJ. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Cost: £90 (£65 conc).

This course will be an opportunity to refresh and deepen our practice of mindfulness – and will be for anyone who has completed an 8-week mindfulness course. It will cover all the main themes of the 8-week mindfulness courses (MBCT and MBSR) and look at ways in which we can strengthen and consolidate mindfulness in everyday life.

In this course, I shall also be introducing two other practices:

  • ‘Formless Meditation’  (using an open, receptive awareness without any particular focus)
  • Loving Kindness meditation

The course will also include a variety of different home-practice exercises not included in the MBCT or MBSR course aimed at invigorating our mindful curiosity as we go about our daily lives.

The discussion and sharing in these graduate courses can be particularly rich because we start the course already having a shared understanding of the practices. So, we then are free to directly, from the outset, explore the way that mindfulness can help us live life more fully – embrace and befriending this remarkable journey of life that we all share as human beings.
Here’s a testimonial from someone who did my last Graduate Course

“Thank you for a brilliant graduate course. It was my favourite one yet! It has refreshed my practice enormously and it was a pleasure to practice with you again.”
Charlie

ONE-TO-ONE MINDFULNESS COURSES

This is an option for those unable to attend a group. The course consists of nine 50 minute sessions plus an ‘orientation’ session.

These courses are the same as the group-based courses (either following the MBSR program or the MBCT program) and they include all the same materials and themes. However, they are delivered one-to-one over the phone (or on Skype). It may alternatively be possible to do the course face to face at the Anahata Health Centre.
It is considerably more expensive to do a course this way and it also misses the learning that comes from the group interaction and shared discovery. However, it does have the advantage of an in depth one-to-one tutoring and guidance, and can be set at a time of day (with some flexibility too) to suit the needs of the individual. For more information please contact me.

MINDFULNESS ‘ALL DAY’ EVENTS

Mindfulness All Day (for people currently on a mindfulness course or who have previously completed one), Sunday 19th Nov (next one after that will be Sunday 25th Feb), 10.30am – 4.30pm . Community Base 113 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3XG. Cost for the whole day 10.30am-4.30pm, £30 (£20 concessions). Cost for just the morning 10.30am – 1pm, £15 (£10 conc). To book please contact me via the contacts page or give me a ring.

These events are an extremely valuable accompaniment to the 8-week course and are also for people who have already completed a course. They are an integral feature of the original MBSR course though I charge separately from them to keep costs down.  Many people report that attending an ‘All Day’ mindfulness event substantially deepens their experience of mindfulness.

What the All Day Involves

The ‘All Day’ mindfulness event runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm with a one hour break for lunch. I’d recommend coming to the whole day if you can. The day will include a selection of mindfulness meditations, mindful movement practices and inspirational poems and stories to help us touch the stillness, spaciousness and inner ‘wholeness’ that are our true nature. There a mixture of guided and entirely silent meditations and a balance of difference practices none lasting more than 40 minutes (and the freedom to change posture during the practices if necessary). The day will be mostly in silence with an opportunity to talk and connect with others at the beginning and at the end of the day.

Please bring a packed lunch or alternatively you can go to one of the many lovely local cafe’s for lunch if you prefer.

“I just wanted to say thank you for a great session last Saturday. I had become a bit lax about my meditation practice and your session has really helped to kickstart it again so I’m back on track. It was also very enjoyable. And nice to see you again. Many thanks”  Candy

 

OTHER GRADUATE CLASSES

If you have already completed a mindfulness 8-week course you can attend one of my mindfulness graduate classes. Details of events for course graduates can be found on this website which I created for mindfulness teachers who are on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers to upload their courses onto.

I usually lead Mindfulness ‘All Day’ events four times per year, as well as numberous 2-hour practice sessions for course gradutates – and details of those classes can be found on that website
http://mindfulnessalldays.wix.com/sussex

Venues

I teach at five different venues. If you’d like to check out the websites of the venues

Anahata Health (for my Saturday morning 11an-1pm MBCT courses).
http://www.anahatahealth.com

Subud Centre (for my Friday morning 11am-1pm MBSR courses).
http://www.lewessubudcentre.co.uk

Tree of Life Centre (for my Thursday evening 7.30-9.30pm MBSR courses).
http://www.tolcentre.com

Dyke Road Clinic (for my Wednesday morning 11am-1pm MBSR courses).
http://www.dykeroadclinic.co.uk

Pelham House (for my Monday evening courses) Pelham House, St Andrew’s Ln, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UW
http://www.pelhamhouse.com/rooms/the-terrace-room-2/

For some years I also taught at teaching at Equilibrium’s Studio in Lewes http://www.equilibrium-clinic.com/classes_workshops.htm