Compassionate Mindful Resilience

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What is the CMR Course?

Our unique 4-week CMR course is an introductory course teaching simple, effective, evidence-based practices, skills, and techniques to help manage stress, develop resilience and enhance wellbeing using mindfulness and compassion.

Created by Karen Atkinson, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of MindfulnessUK, it is built from the understanding that to help us navigate the world we live in, we need to strengthen our levels of mindfulness, compassion and resilience.

This is a standalone course, which can be good to complete either before or after doing the 8-week MBSR course.

Reasons to Enrol

  • 4-week course, 2 hours a week via Zoom.
  • You will gain the tools and techniques to develop better self-awareness and to offer yourself higher levels of self-compassion, which will strengthen your levels of resilience.
  • Shorter practices that fit into time poor lifestyle.
  • To care for yourself, especially for those who care for others.
  • This is course has been accredited by the CPD Standard Office.

What we offer

In each session we will explore mindfulness and compassion through a compassionate body scan, affectionate breathing and compassionate mindful movement.   We will also explore emotional intelligence and how to build resilience through a variety of discussions and activities.

Session One

Exploring Mindfulness and Compassion

Session Two

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Session Three

Developing Resilience

Session Four

Feeling Resourced and Connected

Meet your tutors

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Karen Atkinson

Karen has been teaching mindfulness and compassion for over 30-years and is the Co-founder and CEO of MindfulnessUK, an author of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice, a previous Chair of BAMBA, an international trainer and supervisor.


Kate Elliott

Kate has a background in the corporate world, and is passionate about supporting people who work in the health and social sectors. Through her experience and working with a diverse client background (teaching mindfulness and yoga), she became more aware of the pressures we face in today’s world and the impact it has on people’s mental health and well-being and it was this insight that led her complete the MBSR, IMC and CMR teacher training courses with MindfulnessUK.

Don't just take our word for it...

To help you decide whether this is the right course for you take a look at our frequently asked questions for more information.

Do I need a mindfulness practice to be able to enrol on this course?

No, this course is accessible for everybody, and no previous mindfulness experience is needed

How long is the course?

The course is 8 hours in total, and we will meet for 2 hours each week for 4 consecutive weeks.

What resources will I receive?

When you enrol for the course, you will receive recordings of 3 practices to download, and a student handbook.

What will happen during a session?

Your tutor will lead each session, during which they will share information with you about mindfulness and compassion, and you will also take part in some guided practices and activities.  After each activity the tutor will invite participants to share their experiences, if they feel comfortable to share.

What happens if I can’t make one of the sessions?

We do recommend that before enrolling on the course that you can commit to each of the dates.  We are also aware that life does not always go to plan, and so if you can’t make a session then we ask you to contact your tutor.

Who is the course for?

The course was designed to support those people who care for others, and so it works well for people who are time poor and want to learn tools that can fit into their busy schedule.

The course is also relevant for anyone who is looking for tools and techniques to support their wellbeing.  We work with people from across the world, who join the course to learn more about mindfulness and compassion.

What is the commitment for home practice?

All the home practices are 10 minutes long, and we would recommend you do that at least 5 days out of 7.  We also encourage you to bring mindfulness into your daily routine, with shorter practices too.

What is the difference between this course and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course?

The Compassionate Mindful Resilience (CMR) course is a standalone course, but can be a good course to do either before or after completing the 8-week MBSR course. The 4-week course is an introductory course teaching simple, effective, evidence-based practices, skills and techniques to help manage stress, develop resilience and enhance wellbeing using Mindfulness and Compassion.  The CMR course offers a light touch introduction to mindfulness, and introduces shorter practices for the participants to use.

Our next course starts:

17th Apr
10:00 - 12:00
Then continues on 24th Apr, 1st May, 8th May
Tutor: Kate Elliott
Enrol Now

NOTE: Bookings close at 10am the day before the start date

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