This course is for anyone suffering with pain, illness, fatigue, or any other health condition, who cannot attend a local course or wants to practise from home. The course was designed by Vidyamala Burch, based on over 30 years’ experience of managing severe chronic pain with mindfulness.

Find out more about the content of the Mindfulness for Health Course here.

While this online course offers live weekly learning sessions, it is also accessible for those who need a more ‘in your own time’ approach to learning due to the combination of online learning tools and approaches that are used.

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About the course

  • An 8-week Course delivered in eight, weekly online sessions by an experienced Breathworks teacher (in 2-hour live sessions using easy-to-use webinar software, same time, same day each week)

  • All the content of the 8-Week Mindfulness for Health course on our virtual learning platform, so you can also access learning resources and practice guidance at any time, from any time zone

  • Group discussion forums where you can share reflections and questions with your teacher and course supporters between the live sessions (or if you’re unable to make any of the live sessions)

  • A group of fellow course participants from around the UK and the world 

  • Unlimited access to the course materials after your course has ended - you can revisit the course content and practices as often as you want!

How do I take part?

  • Join a weekly live online learning session (recommended but not compulsory)

  • Watch, listen to and read learning materials for each week - at a time that suits you

  • Practise with the meditations - 10 minutes twice a day, for six out of seven days, over the eight weeks of the course

  • Talk to your classmates and teacher online about how you’re finding the course and how the meditations, mindfulness, and compassion practices are affecting your health and general well-being

  • The first week includes some time for orientation – we’ll provide guidance for you on how to use our simple e-learning platform. You will need access to the internet via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

What I will learn?

  • Skills to ease the suffering associated with pain, fatigue and ill health

  • Mindfulness and compassion techniques for calm, concentration, pain relief, and happiness

  • Tips from modern Chronic Pain management techniques to manage pain and health issues to improve your health and the quality of your life

  • New strategies and approaches every week

"I continue practicing meditation daily. Breathworks online course helped me tremendously when recovering from illness and accompanying anxiety. Firstly, it has calmed me down during the meditation, and I could always go back to even 5 minutes of meditation. Also, through the course I have discovered self-compassion, which was needed during my recovery. Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in the course".  

  - Course participant

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Your Teacher

This course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Ginny Wall.

As Breathworks’ Head of Training, I oversee the Breathworks mindfulness teacher training programme, supporting trainees to develop and deepen their meditation practice and teaching skills, and ensuring a high standard of training is delivered for all of our trainee teachers. I regularly teach Breathworks mindfulness courses face to face and online, including in a wide variety of workplace settings. I am also currently enjoying developing Breathworks’ e-learning offer so that Breathworks mindfulness courses can be more accessible to a wider and more diverse range of people.

I had already been meditating for many years when I came across the Breathworks mindfulness courses. I was going through a period of significant upheaval and anxiety due to challenging family circumstances, and really needed something to help me cope and develop more resilience. I found the Breathworks approach transformational, with its combined emphasis on awareness, kindness and engaging fully with life, whatever our circumstances - it proved a real turning point for me in my mindfulness practice and life more generally. So, when I’m teaching mindfulness, it is always grounded in my own experience of how these practices can make a real difference in coping with everyday life, work and relationships, as well as being more creative and flourishing in all kinds of ways.

I have practised and taught meditation for over twenty years, and I am very committed to making mindfulness accessible to people regardless of their working context, social group, disability or other factors.

Event details


Online Course.


Start: Tuesday, 21st July 2020

End: Tuesday, 8th September 2020

Live session times:

 Tuesdays, 18.00-20.00pm UK time*


Live session date

Live session time

Session 1

21st July


Session 2

28th July


Session 3

4th August


Session 4

11th August


Session 5

18th August


Session 6

25th August


Session 7

1st September


Session 8

8th September


*the first live session will be 2 ½ hours long to allow time for orientation & introductions, other sessions will all be 2 hours long


Individual Concession Organisation
£250 £175 £360

Concessionary Places

There are a limited number of concessionary places 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 would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

Bursary Places

We have a limited number of bursary places for people with a physical or mental health condition and whose financial circumstances are such that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend a course with us.

We ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself (this should be a minimum of 50% of the course fee) and the charitable arm of our organisation, The Breathworks Foundation, will fund the remainder of the course fee.

Apply for a bursary place here.

Contact us at [email protected] 


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Thank you for expressing your interest to join the course.

For more courses please follow the link here.

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Thank you.