One Year Training

We are delighted to announce that from 2020 we will begin offering the immensely popular and successful One Year Mindfulness and Compassion training programme initiated by Rob Nairn and developed by the Mindfulness Association UK.   In these courses we hope to show you that practicing mindfulness can become a way of life which increases our capacity for happiness and allows us to deal more effectively with difficulty.   Recent scientific evidence shows that meditation and compassion-based mindfulness practices positively affect heart rate and blood pressure, relieve stress, anxiety and depression, and help to build resilience to cope with our daily lives.



The 8 Week Course

This is an eight week course consisting of eight classes, which are typically two hours long. It is sometimes preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins and may conclude with a follow up class after the eight week course ends. A day of Mindfulness practice is typically included between weeks 6 and 7.

The weekly themes are:

Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?

Week 1 – Start Where We Are
Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4 – Working with Distraction
Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer
Day of Practice
Week 7
 – Self-acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life