Breathworks Mindfulness For Health
This eight week course based on the book "Mindfulness for Health" by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman offers a wide range of mindfulness skills to ease the suffering associated with persistent pain, fatigue and ill health, and the stress that often arises as a result.
“Whether you suffer with chronic pain or illness, treat those who suffer, or care for a loved one who does, the Breathworks methods could radically change your life for the better.” Lance M. McCracken, PhD, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, King's College London
Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress Course
This eight week course is suitable for people with any kind of stress, whether associated with health, work, relationships, finances, loss or other factors outside your control offering a wide range of mindfulness skills to ease the suffering associated with stress.
One to One
Instruction is available for those who would prefer to learn in this way or for times in between scheduled courses. Bespoke courses, one day workshops and taster sessions are also available. Please contact us for further information.
Introduction to mindfulness - half/one day workshop
These workshops ofer an opportunity to explore what mindfulness is and how it is currently being used in modern healthcare when working with stress, chronic pain and illness.
Introduction to Meditaton Classes/Mindful Movement Classes/Workshops
These teach the basic meditation and mindful movement components of the eight week courses and are suitable for those who are keen to know more about Mindfulness without committing to an eight week programme. It is also suitable for those who would simply enjoy practicing with others.
Meditation - Anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability have all been shown to decrease with regular sessions of meditation. Mindfulness has also been proven to enhance mental and physical wellbeing as well as reducing chronic pain.
Mindful Movement - Learning Mindful Movement is not simply an exercise programme, getting you to stretch further or hold poses for longer. Equally important is the emphasis on developing the quality of your awareness as you move by becoming mindful. By becoming sensitive to your body's sensations you can inhabit it more deeply and feel more relaxed, grounded and alive. This course is suited to people with chronic pain, illness and stress, as well anyone interested in Mindfulness training. It provides a new alternative to the more formal ways of Mindfulness training such as sitting meditation.
"I cannot recommend enough the Breathworks course run by Steve Smith. As a cancer and treatment survivor who also used to be a successful national manager of a major financial services company, I am familiar with pain and stress. I confess that I was sceptical about the idea of Mindfulness. How glad I am that I undertook such a practical, positive and transformational experience. I only wish I had learned to practice this powerful way to handle anxiety, stress or pain many years ago. Thank you Steve".
Peter S - Participant on Mindfulness for Stress Course
"I very much enjoyed Steve’s training. His style is warm and clear and it was helpful to discuss the concepts, to illustrate them and to experience a number of guided Mindfulness experiences. It was good to be reminded of the value of noticing without judgement and to deploy all the senses to do this. Thank you for a memorable day Steve."
Mia K - Participant on one day workshop