Meditation has been shown to help with a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions. Learning how to meditate is not a miracle cure that will make these conditions vanish, but participants report that practising mindfulness meditation helps them take a different stance to their conditions and so they get less entangled in them and better able to live with them.
Mindfulness meditation has also been show to be of benefit to anyone wanting to learn how to live life more fully, how to ride the ups and downs of everyday living and be better able to deal with the difficult stuff that life tends to throw at us from time to time.
You can learn to meditate and practice mindfulness meditation at our 8-week course Stress Reduction through Mindfulness which is based on the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course developed by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal for the prevention of relapse in depression.
This course is open to the general public but pre-booking is essential.
This course is taught by Anna Black, who has been teaching mindfulness in central London since 2006. This is the traditional '8 week course' with identical content to the weekly format but it is held over four Saturdays (three morning sessions and one all day session). This format particularly suits people who find it difficult to attend a weekly evening session or live further away. You can find out more about the course here
Saturday 25th March; 8th and 29th April from 9.30am-1.30pm
Saturday 13th May from 10.30am to 5pm
Westminster Quakers, 52 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA
Nearest tube Charing Cross, Leicester Square
The course is £295 which includes all course materials, including guided meditation practices to download. A limited number of concessionary places (£175) are available for each course for full-time students or those on benefits. Please contact Anna if you would like to apply for one of these.
For more information
Please contact me using the form below to check availability and for more information and a booking form. If you would like to have a chat before making a commitment we can schedule a phone call.
Read some examples of how practising mindfulness has helped individuals in their day-to-day life here
Find out what previous participants have learned from the course here
The benefits of learning on a live course
Find out more about the benefits of learning mindfulness meditation on an 8-week course rather than through an app or online here
I am delighted to be able to offer 'graduates' of the 8-week course ongoing support with their practice.
These sessions are an opportunity to meet and practise together with the intention of refreshing, sustaining and deepening our practice and understanding of mindfulness. Some people find it useful to attend regularly whereas others drop in and out depending on what is going on in their life and their practice.
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