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Mindfulness for Health

October 2021

8 week specialist Mindfulness training
for people living with
chronic health conditions and pain.

Is your health or pain condition controlling your life? 
Learn how to use Mindfulness and self compassion skills to successfully navigate your health challenges and get back to being you. 

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Led by Breathworks Mindfulness teacher and former physiotherapist Kate Beynon, with the support of experienced movement therapist Anna Dagnall, this carefully crafted program will teach you how to use Mindfulness, meditation and self compassion to successfully manage pain, illness, anxiety & fatigue in your daily life.

 

You may not be able to change your circumstances but with Mindfulness training, you can change how you respond to whatever your health condition throws at you and significantly improve your quality of life.

This is a small group course (intentionally limited to 8 participants) based in a private studio nestled in the beautiful Kent countryside. The tranquil setting and limited group size helps to provide a safe space in which we can share in each other's experience whilst also meeting individual learning needs.

Clinical trials have shown that Mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers, and can enhance the body’s natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness.

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On this Breathworks accredited course you can be confident that you are learning some of the most effective evidence based skills to manage whatever your body throws at you.  For more information on Breathworks click here.

"I am calmer and I feel I can listen better to myself and others. I have learnt to release the physical tension, the holding of my breath and body, just by giving up to gravity. All of the concepts have been so interesting and enlightening and I feel this is just the beginning of a long journey with Mindfulness"

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More about the course...

Who is the training for?

The course is open to people with all kinds of health challenges including chronic back pain, arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, cancer, MS, Parkinsons and any other non-specific pain or suffering.

What will I learn?​

  • A mixture of mindfulness, meditation and modern pain management strategies that have been developed from the personal experience of Breathworks co-founder Vidyamala Burch who has lived with severe pain for over 40 years following two major spinal injuries

  • Personalised pacing strategies to help with energy levels and reduce feelings of overwhelm

  • Deep breath and body awareness to help you relax and release tension

  • Supportive mindful movement practices to help you regain trust in your body

  • A range of simple meditation techniques including body scans, breath based meditation, mindful movement, compassionate acceptance and connection meditations.

  • How to build your own personal toolkit of mini-practices that you can apply to your daily life to help significantly reduce the suffering caused by pain & illness as and when it arises.

What will I get with the course?

  • 8 weekly lessons - 20 hours teaching time

  • Guided meditation recordings to assist you with 20 minutes of daily home meditation practice

  • Highly experienced teachers to answer your questions and guide you through any difficulties week by week. For more information on Kate click here.  For more information on Anna click here

  • Practice Materials including the book 'Mindfulness for Heatlth' by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. The book won First Prize in Popular Medicine in the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards in 2014 and is a useful accompaniment to the course teaching

  • A supportive peer group to learn and share your experience with

"Kate was a wonderful teacher. She has an amazing ability to relax the group. She is so natural and made me feel so welcome and cared for. She has an excellent sense of humour which really helped to pass on the material in a fun way. I always felt accepted and never judged."

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When is the course?

The course is run over 8 sessions starting on Thursday 7th Oct 10am-12.30 and then every Thursday morning until the 2nd December with the exception of Thursday 28th October when we have a break for school 1/2 term.

How much does it cost?

The total cost for the course is £320 (£40 per each 2.5hr session) 

Considerations re Covid

The studio is well ventilated and the reduced number of participants means that chairs/mats can be spaced out as much as is possible. Any equipment will be cleaned prior to use.  Should restrictions be reintroduced before the course starts you will be offered to attend the course 'online' (a format that works well) or have a full refund.  If restrictions are reintroduced after the course has already started we will continue the course in an online format. If you have any questions regarding these precautions or would like to see the space prior to booking please let me know.

More information and booking

If you would like to attend this course or find out more please email Kate. She can then arrange to have a chat to discuss your needs and answer any queries you may have prior to booking you onto the course.

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