Learn mindfulness Mindfulness for health courses Mindfulness for Long-Term Health Conditions Mindfulness for Health Online Group Course - 26th August 2020 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. Book My Place 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 Book My Place Your Teacher This course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Sophie Matthew. Sophie has worked as a mindfulness teacher since 2015. She currently leads mindfulness courses, workshops and retreat days in London and Kent. Sophie is an Associate Teacher and Supervisor for Breathworks, and teaches both Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses. She is also a Breathworks trainer for mindfulness in the workplace and for health professionals. Sophie has had a personal mindfulness practice for the past 9 years. She is currently completing a Masters in Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches at the University of Bangor by writing an MA thesis on Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers, something that has become very relevant in her own life! Sophie also lives with a painful, chronic health condition and has found mindfulness to be indispensable in relation to this, as well as in every other aspect of her life. Event details Where Online Course. Once you're registered on the course, you can access it through our online learning platform. When Start: Wednesdays, 26th August 2020 End: Wednesdays, 14th October 2020 Live session times: Wednesdays, 18.00-20.00 UK time* Live session date Live session time Session 1 26th August 6-8.30pm Session 2 2nd September 6-8pm Session 3 9th September 6-8pm Session 4 16th September 6-8pm Session 5 23th September 6-8pm Session 6 30th September 6-8pm Session 7 7th October 6-8pm Session 8 14th October 6-8pm *the first live session will be 2 ½ hours long to allow time for orientation & introductions, other sessions will all be 2 hours long Cost 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] This event is closed now. Our next Online Mindfulness for Health course starts 6th September 2020. For all our future courses please follow this link. Thank you.