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Mindfulness for Health Courses

Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain, illness or any other long-term health condition? 

The award winning Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course teaches you mindfulness and compassion to help you improve the quality of your life and your health.

You will learn how:

  • Breath and body awareness can support you to bring compassion to your experience of physical, mental and emotional pain
  • Mindfulness in daily life can help you to pace yourself, so you can do more of what you love
  • Mindful movements can support mindfulness in daily life
  • Mindfulness and compassion can radically change your experience of pain
  • The simple pleasures of life can bring you joy, even in the midst of suffering
  • Compassion towards yourself and others can help reduce isolation and support deeper connection to the common human experience of suffering
  • Mindfulness and compassion can help you in choosing to respond, rather than react


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"Attending the Breathworks course has helped completely turn my life around." MH, muscular pain

"Vidyamala and her team of well-chosen instructors deeply embody a well understood, insightful and highly developed mindfulness practice tailored to the needs of pain and illness. The beauty and efficacy of her teaching lies in the masterful balance of simplicity, clarity and gentleness combined with perfectly skilful care for the needs of all her participants. The embodiment of this deep authenticity is mindfulness and it is what was shared and absorbed. I have been richly fed by this training and my health and sense of wellbeing has vastly improved. I know that I will continue to be nourished and grow from this training for a very long time." Susan

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Choose below from the range of Breathworks Mindfulness for Health courses to support you and your path to mindfulness.

Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Local Course

An eight week course where you will learn strategies and approaches within a supportive, friendly group setting with a qualified Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher. This course is an expanded version of the course in the Mindfulness for Health book, written by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. It includes longer meditations, a wider range of mindful movements and extra input. Perfect if you can travel to a location and participate in a group for two and a half hours once a week and complete 35-45 mins meditation at home six days out of seven.

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Online Mindfulness for Health in a World Wide Web-based course

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One to One Coaching by Telephone

A certified Breathworks Teacher will guide you through the Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course of led meditations where you will learn mindfulness skills to ease your suffering associated with persistent pain, fatigue and ill health and the associated stress. During each week you will follow the course at home and have an hour long phone call with the teacher to deepen your learning and answer any questions you might have. For more information, please contact the office +44 0161 834 1110

Course in a Box

A complete eight week course in a box for you to use again and again at a time that suits you. This is based on Vidyamala's Living Well with Pain and Illness  book and complements the courses above which are based on the Mindfulness for Health book. You could consider completing this course if you wish to go deeper in your mindfulness practice.

Contents include:

  • Living Well with Pain and Illness book
  • Four accompanying CDs - Body Scan, Mindfulness of Breathing (double CD), Kindly Awareness (double CD), CD of additional mindfulness enquiry exercises
  • Mindfulness of Daily Life booklet
  • Mindful Movement pack (including DVD, CDs and mindful movement booklet)
  • Instruction booklet outlining the full Breathworks programme, including diary pages and scheduling information, forming a complete self-management training package

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