Events

We offer a range of meditation workshops, weekly classes, retreats and the traditional MBCT 8 week course, and can structure a tailor made programme to suit your needs. We are happy to travel to your workplace by arrangement.

Our 8 week mindfulness based cognitive therapy programme is based on the original mindfulness based stress reduction programme devised by Jon Kobat-Zinn.

Our attain and retain peace workshop includes techniques to allow you to change the relationship with your mind as well as teaching mindful meditations.

See what our previous participants are saying about us here.

Please see the relevant section below and contact us if you require further details.

MBCT 

8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme, based on the original programme devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

MBCT combines traditional cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness and meditation. MBCT enables the participant to recognise and step out of automatic cognitive processes that can trigger stress, anxiety and depression. Participants recognise that certain thoughts and feelings are mentally destructive and are taught to allow the mind to move from automatic thought patterns to conscious emotional processing.

Scientific research supports the effectiveness of mindfulness for reducing depressive relapses, reducing cravings for substances people are addicted to, combating stress and being an effective tool for managing chromic pain and health conditions.

The MBCT programme takes place over 8 weeks. There is a weekly course and practice is done outside of the class with the use of MP3′s for regular meditation and techniques to integrate mindfulness into daily routines.

Contact us for more information or jump right in and complete our joining form here.

Mindfulness for Addictions

Addiction is something that has had a direct impact upon my family in the past and while there is limited help available to addicts in regard to their mental health and well being, their families are sadly often forgotten. We feel privileged to be able to take part in the Healing Minds Project.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool in the treatment of addictions which take hold in many subtle psychological ways. The programme we will be using for this project combines Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.

Participants will be expected to attend each session as well as carrying out some practice at home in-between sessions, MP3's will be provided for this.

Attain and Retain Peace 

Attain and Retain Peace One Day Meditation Workshops, or via web chat / meeting over 4 weekly sessions.

A course manual and audio meditation recordings.

Alongside meditation techniques (incorporating periods of meditation), the sessions cover theoretical learning to enable you to understand: -
What you truly want from life.
Why we get trapped into cycles of negative thinking.
Why seemingly ‘resolved’ emotional issues can return.
How to free ourselves of judgements.
The impact of emotional stress on our physical health.
How we can learn to observe our thoughts without engaging with them.
The challenges faced trying to establish and sustain a meditation practice and how to overcome them.

“It was an absolute privilege to receive this training! Louise and Tim, we can’t thank you enough. We wholeheartedly recommend The Happy Starfish to anyone”.

The Happy Starfish (2020)