Courses Pages Banner

Mindfulness for Stress Courses - London


Tap into your own inner resources

"Loved the course. Wish it was every week forever."

Who is the course for?

This Mindfulness for Stress course is for anyone dealing with stress of any kind, whether associated with work, relationships, finances, loss or other factors outside your control. On this course you will learn mindfulness strategies and approaches within a supportive and friendly group setting. You can find out more in our stress course overview.

How will mindfulness help me with stress?

Stressful things happen and often we can't do very much about them. However, we can do something about the way we deal with them.

We often cause ourselves extra stress by reacting to those experiences, with unhelpful thoughts, feelings and judgements. These kinds of reactions tend to escalate - one thought leading to others, leading to more feelings, leading to more judgements, leading to more thoughts ...etc. Before you know it you're drowning in a sea of despair!

Mindfulness helps us to deal with stressful situations by continually coming back to our direct experience in the present moment. OK, so you might still be under pressure to get that job done, or you may still be stuck in that traffic jam, or the weather may be awful (again!), but that's all. You don't have to cope with all the extra unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds tend to throw up.

Mindfulness also helps by allowing us to tap into our own inner resources. This happens naturally through meditation and mindful movement, where we develop a still serenity. From this place, our problems are much easier to deal with. Mindfulness practice doesn't get rid of problems - while we're alive we'll always have problems - it helps us to change our relationship with them. 

Next Courses 


Starts:  Wednesday 17 January 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led by: Karen Liebenguth 

Dates The course is covered over eight Wednesday evenings - dates and times below:

  • 17 January - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 24 January - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 31 January - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 7 February - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 14 February - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 21 February - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 28 February - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 7 March - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


Starts:  Monday 5 March 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led bySinghashri Gazmuri 

Dates The course is covered over eight Monday evenings - dates and times below:

  • 5 March - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 12 March - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 19 March - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 26 March - 7 - 9.30pm
  • NO CLASS ON 2 APRIL - BANK HOLIDAY
  • 9 April - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 16 April - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 23 April - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 30 April - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


Starts:  Wednesday 9 May 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led byPascual Quiles 

Dates The course is covered over eight Wednesday evenings - dates and times below:

  • 9 May - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 16 May - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 23 May - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 30 May - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 6 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 13 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 20 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 27 June - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


Starts:  Monday 11 June 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led byDonna Brown 

Dates The course is covered over eight Monday evenings - dates and times below:

  • 11 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 18 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 25 June - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 2 July - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 9 July - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 16 July - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 23 July - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 30 July - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


Starts:  Wednesday 19 September 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led by: Tina Stallard

Dates The course is covered over eight Wednesday evenings - dates and times below:

  • 19 September - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 26 September - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 3 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 10 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 17 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 24 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 31 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 7 November - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


 Starts:  Monday 22 October 2018, at the West London Buddhist Centre

Led byMariangela Towner

Dates The course is covered over eight Monday evenings - dates and times below

  • 22 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 29 October - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 5 November - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 12 November - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 19 November - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 26 November - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 3 December - 7 - 9.30pm
  • 10 December - 7 - 9.30pm

register booking


Costs: the course fee is £300, which includes a handbook and a set of CDs or MP3 files. 

There are a limited number of concessionary places at £220, which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a year, or less than £20,000 if you live in London. If your annual income is higher than this and you would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

The organisational fee for the course is £360.

 

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please click here to download a booking form which can be printed and posted to us with your cheque.

  Course Fee Concession Organisational rate
Mindfulness for Stress Course in London
£300 GBP £220 GBP £360 GBP

 

  • We have found that some employers will release people from work to attend our courses, and in some cases will pay for them.

    If you wish to approach your employer for time off or for funding, we will be happy to provide a letter to verify your course arrangements and attendance, and make suitable payment arrangements if required.

  • "I've learned how to let go of the negative, stressful unhelpful thoughts and be more loving and accepting of myself in the present moment. The audio CDs were brilliant at giving me a structure in my meditations. I feel that now at the end of the course I'm in a place of non-judgment and acceptance of myself."

    "I generally feel calmer. I have developed an awareness of myself and my emotions and my tendency to react in certain ways to particular situations and am now able to take a step back and choose how I respond to stress and certain events. I have more control of situations and my thoughts. I have learnt how to actually sit with my emotions instead of trying to push them away. My partner says I am easier to be around!"

    "It is making a huge difference to my resilience as I continue to go through a very stressful time. My objective for coming on the course was to learn how to use mindfulness when things are not going well and I have certainly achieved that!"

    "It's been fantastic. The simplicity of the course has meant it's not been overwhelming and felt manageable. It has enabled me to utilize skills I didn't know I had ... to bring about a greater sense of pleasure in pleasurable things and has reduced my tendency to escalate on anxiety states and worries by focusing on the present and focusing on experiencing the experience! Brilliant course, fantastic teaching. Certainly recommend it."

    "I have got some techniques which I can use and which suit me. They also help with the kind of negative / debilitating kind of thinking to which I am prone."

    "I think I was feeling very stuck in my life, especially after some major events in the last couple of years that challenged my sense of identity, and where I thought I was "going" in life generally - it seemed that thinking wasn't really helping, but the course has given me a fresh perspective and sense that I can move forward with new insights into my self, and live in a different way that will ultimately be more fulfilling."