Compassionate Mindful Resilience
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
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.
Exploring Mindfulness and Compassion
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
Feeling Resourced and Connected
Meet your tutors
Karen is the Co-founder and Senior Partner of MindfulnessUK, an author, a trustee of the British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA), a teacher and trainer of mindfulness and compassion skills and practices, and a Bangor trained supervisor of mindfulness teachers. Karen has been teaching mindful movement and meditation for over 30 years, and recently published ‘Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice’. It is fair to say that she takes the greatest pride in having used her unique position to develop the Integrated Mindfulness and Compassion Qualification, a ground-breaking qualification and the first of its kind in the market. As a highly respected, extremely experienced, and well-trained mindfulness teacher with a warm, intuitive, friendly, and professional manner, Karen’s mission is to bring this enhanced enjoyment of life to as many people as possible.
Kate has a background in the corporate world, where she has worked in Campaign Marketing and more recently in Change and Talent Management. 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 wellbeing and it was this insight that led her complete the MBSR, IMC and CMR teacher training courses with MindfulnessUK. As an adoptive Mum to a little girl, Kate knows firsthand the pressures that come with caring for a child with a background in trauma and has experienced compassion fatigue several times. She is passionate about supporting people who work in the health and social care sectors, to equip them with the tools and resilience they need to keep doing the fantastic job they do for society.
Don't just take our word for it...
It was great to see you on the training sessions Karen and be taught by yourself. Your passion and knowledge are so inspiring.
To help you decide whether this is the right course for you take a look at our frequently asked questions for more information.
No, this course is accessible for everybody, and no previous mindfulness experience is needed
The course is 8 hours in total, and we will meet for 2 hours each week for 4 consecutive weeks.
When you enrol for the course, you will receive recordings of 3 practices to download, and a student handbook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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