Training Course:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

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What is the MBSR Course?

Our eight-week evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is taught by our experienced teachers and is a good introduction to mindfulness and compassion.

Based on the gold standard, Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training, this course will give you the tools to manage stress, anxiety and pain.  During the course there is also the opportunity to attend a half-day retreat. 

This course is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to start the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training pathway.

Reasons to Enrol

  • Based on the gold standard, Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
  • Gain tools and techniques as well as live mindfulness practices and group discussions.
  • 8-week course with the option to attend a half-day retreat.

This comprehensive course includes:

Practical tools

You will gain tools and techniques, learn the theory and neuroscience behind mindfulness and experience live mindfulness practices and group discussions.

Awarded credits

By completing this course you will gain 16 CPD credits.  This course is a prerequisite for anyone wanting to start the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training pathway.

4 practices

We will explore the mind:body connection, mindful movement, breath awareness and loving kindness practices, which will be provided as MP3's.

Course breakdown

Week 1 & 2:  Beginning with Mindfulness and what it is.  The body scan, mind and body connection.  Looking at how to build mindfulness into daily life.  Stress and stress response.

Week 3 & 4: Continued learning relating to stress, stress responses, reaction versus response.  Movement meditation and continued focus on mind and body.  Neuroscience behind mindfulness.

Week 5 & 6: Continued focus on neuroscience.  Working with the breath
Managing difficulties and challenges in day-to-day life.

Week 7 & 8: Self-care, compassion for self and others and a loving kindness awareness practice.

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We all learn in different ways and we are committed to providing a variety of ways that you can develop your mindfulness training. To help you find the learning process that suits you we have created several e-Courses. An e-Course means that you can learn at your own pace, easily access all relevant learning materials, and each course uses a number of learning methods from text to video and audio.

MBSR e-Course

Experience the benefits of this MBSR e-course. Karen has taught in excess of 100 MBSR courses to groups and developed this e-course with all the practices, modules and course content to access in your own time, at your own pace.


Meet your Tutors

Angie Ward


Angie is an experienced and supportive tutor with a sensitive approach to leading students through the transformation of learning.  As the Head of Teacher Training, Angie delivers the IMC Qualification, as well as supporting all new students as they start their training at Mindfulness UK. Angie leads our partnership projects with the Mental Health Foundation and develops and delivers Mindfulness and Compassion Programmes in Education, Health and Social Care for Teaching & Support Staff, Children and Young People.

Dilya Mavlanova


Dilya is a certified Mindfulness Teacher, a Life Coach and trained to teach Mindfulness-based and Compassion-based practices for greater wellbeing and personal growth. She has completed a number of mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats, including MindfulnessUK Teacher Training, Advanced Coaching Course, and Mindfulness for Leaders training.  Dilya’s teaching is secular, inclusive and accessible, yet enriched with the philosophies of Zen and Dharma teachings, Pranayama tools, neuroscience, and psychoanalysis.  

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.

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Choose your start date

All our MBSR courses will be delivered online via Zoom.

NOTE: Bookings close the day before the start date

12th Apr
19:00 - 21:00
Then continues on 19th Apr, 26th Apr, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May
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1st Nov
19:00 - 21:00
Then continues on 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec, 20th Dec
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