Mindfulness & The Menopause

For many lucky women the menopause can come and go without a hint of a hot flush but for a larger majority it can spell total misery. This passing of time and a realisation that you have reached another milestone can create all sorts of mental health problems as well as the physical effects. Feelings […]

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MindfulnessUK Hosts Its First 5 Day Silent Retreat

MindfulnessUK will be holding its very first 5 day silent retreat starting on Wednesday this week. The venue is a stunning country house high in the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Devon and promises to be a wonderful haven of peace and inspiration  for all those attending. This retreat is for Mindfulness Teachers and is being […]

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Workplace Mindfulness

Mindfulness is now offered within a number of UK Workplaces and Organisations as the benefits of introducing Mindfulness practices and skills to staff has been recognised by a wide range of employers. There is significant research which highlights the value to both employer and employee.   The ‘Mindful Nation UK’ Report (October 2015) by the […]

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8 year olds having huge problems sleeping and this is impacting on their health and ability to learn in classrooms

Since rolling our our Minding Your Health In Education programme we have learn’t first hand how much pressure and stress our children are under from as little as 8 years old. Hearing first hand from Head Teachers and Teachers the positive effects our programme is having confirms to us that never has there been a greater […]

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A Poem For National Poetry Day…Lost By David Wagoner

Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you […]

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How Mindfulness Helps You Cope With Chronic Pain

When we are experiencing pain we just want it to go away immediately. Chronic pain is frustrating and totally debilitating and changes lives and changes who we are and how we think and feel about everything. When we experience pain our brains typically launch into a litany of judgements and negative thoughts. We start thinking […]

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Diageo..A Global Company Looking After Their Employees Mental Health With Mindfulness

Our Director Karen Atkinson was thrilled today to be hosting a morning of teaching Mindfulness to staff from the global drinks company Diageo. This forward thinking and caring company knows how important it is for their staff to be happy and healthy, not only their physical health, but their mental health as well. The setting […]

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Are you looking to deliver John Kabat-Zinn’s Gold Standard MBSR Course? New #London Dates Announced

We are thrilled to announce new dates in London for our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Courses that are in addition to our Taunton Courses. This MindfulnessUK 12 month training pathway is in accordance with the UK Network Regulations, Good Practice Guidelines and MBI-TAC. Pre-requisites: Applicants must have completed the MBSR course in a group […]

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Learn How to Teach Mindful Movement As A Meditation Practice

As part of our Continuous Development (CPD) for our Mindfulness Teachers we have introduced a workshop on Mindful Movement. The first workshop will be held on Friday 6th October in Taunton and runs from 10-4.30 at a cost of £75 per person. This workshop will help you to develop the skills and confidence to teach […]

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What does “Process Of Enquiry” mean?

Just what does “Process Of Enquiry” mean and how does it impact on you and your clients in a therapeutic setting. Having guided a mindfulness meditation practice, the teacher will then inquire into the participant’s experience in a skilful and compassionate way. It is as a result of verbalising what we noticed during the practice that […]

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