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Mindfulness for Health

January 2022

8 week specialist Mindfulness training
for people living with a
chronic health condition, pain or fatigue

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, 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 in Kate's home 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.

I also offer this training in a 1:1 format for those that would prefer not to work in a group setting (just email me for details)

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.

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

  • A highly experienced teacher to answer your questions and guide you through any difficulties week by week. For more information on Kate 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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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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