It's ok to pause, come to your senses … And Breathe

Breathworks - Mindfulness for Health

A simple 8-week mindfulness and compassion course to give you the tools and skills to live well with your chronic pain or health condition.

Chronic pain and ill-health can feel unbearable, debilitating, and unfair. Many people at the beginning of these courses say their life feels completely overshadowed by their pain and illness.

Clinical trials have shown that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers, and can enhance the body’s natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion, and insomnia that arises from chronic pain and illness.

Mindfulness for Health is the unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with severe pain and health complications following two major spinal injuries. She is now living a rich and fulfilling life, with more well-being than ever. The course has been backed with huge amounts of research, and changed the lives of thousands of people.

Techniques that Work

These techniques: a mix of mindfulness, meditation, a supportive mindful movement practice, and modern pain management strategies, were created and refined by mindfulness experts who made it their life’s mission to share them, having suffered themselves from chronic pain and health problems.

Research and Testimonials

Here are some of the outcomes from our Mindfulness for Health course evaluations:

Participants’ experienced many other improvements; their overall quality of life increased by almost 50%.

The Course

The course itself requires 20 minutes of meditation per day, in addition to a little reading every week, and a weekly or fortnightly session with your group and teacher. The sessions will consist of 20 hours of class time over the 8 weeks, including guided meditation, in-depth teaching on the practices and techniques, discussion, opportunities for questions, and help with your home practice.

What will I learn?

What will I get with the course?

Pre-booking is absolutely essential due to the nature of the course. Participants will be offered a telephone assessment to ensure the course is a good fit.

Is This Course Suitable For Me?

This course is not suitable for people in acute phases of depression. If you are in any doubt as to whether this course is for you at this time please talk to me or a health care advisor.
This course is based upon a particular teaching model and on the course you will learn and practice skills which can be applied to your individual situation. However, this course is NOT a replacement for therapy and the sessions will not be used for therapeutic group work.

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You can book onto our courses by visiting the Course Booking page.

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