Teaching from the Heart: Compassion Masterclass with Colette Power, Ph.D

Compassion masterclass

"I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness"
Walt Whitman


Compassion is one of the most powerful tools we can bring to our practice of mindfulness.

It has the power to transform our relationship to suffering and our understanding of the world.

In this one day masterclass we'll be deepening our understanding of compassion and taking a closer look at some of the obstacles to being kinder towards ourselves and others. We’ll also explore some of the challenges that may arise when we practice compassion and when we teach compassion skills to others. We’ll practice together the four compassion-based meditations delivered on the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Course, and through them explore four aspects of kindly awareness; loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.

This class is suitable for those wishing to enquire more deeply into the possibilities of compassion-based approaches, and for those whose personal or mindfulness-based teaching includes a significant emphasis on kindness and compassion.

What's Included

As well as the masterclass content delivered throughout the day, lunch and refreshments are also included in the price.  Certificate of attendance with 7 hours CPD will be available on request.


Sunday 13th May 2018,

9:30am - 10am Registration and refreshments.

10am - 4.30pm Masterclass

(lunchbreak 12.30-1.30pm, afternoon refreshments 3pm)



Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
M4 1DZ


£100 including lunch and refreshments.
There are a limited number of concessionary places at £60, which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of £17,000 per year or less.

One place remaining, please email karen.levin@breathworks.co.uk to request it.  This page will be updated as soon as possible after the last place has been taken.

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Colette PowerColette Power Breathworks Compassion Masterclass

I'm a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher/supervisor and a guest MSC teacher for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP). I trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Kristy Arbon and Michelle Becker in 2014. I deliver the MSC Course in 8 week and Intensive formats and I lead silent MSC retreats.

I’ve been teaching mindfulness-based courses since 2011. I trained with Vidyamala Burch and I’m a senior Breathworks Mindfulness teacher/trainer. I trained to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Rebecca Crane & Sarah Silverton. I deliver training across a range of sectors including education, health and business, also working with people on a one-to-one basis using mindfulness, self-compassion and enquiry skills. I’m an experienced retreat leader and offer meditation and mindfulness-based retreats in the UK and Europe.

I hold a doctorate from The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy and have lectured in sociology, research methodology and women's and gender studies. I have also worked as a social researcher commissioned by the National Health Service. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and have worked with people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, low self-esteem and depression. I also taught counselling skills in Liverpool for many years.