This course is for anyone suffering with pain, illness, fatigue, or any other health condition looking to manage their life with ease. The course was designed by Vidyamala Burch OBE, 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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Event details


Online Course.


Start: Saturday, 3 September 2022

End: Saturday, 22 October 2022

Live session times:

The times given are those in the United Kingdom.  If you are joining from elsewhere in the world you can use this Time Zone Converter to work out the times for you in our own country.

Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm UK time*

  Live session date Live session time (UK time)
Session 1 03 September 2022 10.30am-1pm
Session 2 10 September 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 3 17 September 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 4 24 September 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 5 01 October 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 6 08 October 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 7 15 October 2022 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 8 22 October 2022 10.30am-12.30pm

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

Your Teacher

This session will be led by Breathworks teacher Laura Tivendale.

Laura has lived with chronic illness since her early teens and when she found herself desperately unwell at the age of thirty, she realised how habitual and automatic her life had become. A long journey led her to participate in a Mindfulness for Health online course, and she later became a Breathworks accredited teacher.

She is now delighted to be part of the Breathworks Associate Online Teaching Team, as well as volunteering for The Breathworks Foundation, writing and editing publicity material, blogs and case studies. Laura has first-hand experience of the isolation caused by chronic illness and disability and is passionate about making mindfulness available to those most in need and who find it hardest to access.


Individual Concession Organisation
£275 £195 £375

Pricing Guidelines

Breathworks is a charitable organisation with a mission to make the benefits of mindfulness accessible to everyone. To help remove barriers for people in financial hardship, we offer a limited number of concessionary and bursary places on events and courses. We operate our booking system on the basis of self-assessment and trust. Please have a careful read of our eligibility guide below, and contact us if you have any further questions.

Concessionary Rate

Applies to individuals with an income of less than £18,500 a year (or less than £24,000 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

A limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant barriers that limit them from affording the Concessionary Rate. As we want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself. Subject to available funds, our charitable fund will cover the remainder of the course fee. To apply, please complete this form and click submit.

Organisation Rate

For organisations booking on behalf of their employees (cost is for one place).

Contact us at [email protected]

Please note: to participate on this course we require you to submit the registration form that will be provided after payment.


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Ticket Quantity Price Enquiry

Individual Fee - Online Health Course - 3rd Sept 2022

Decrease Increase £275.00

Concession Fee - Online Health Course - 3rd Sept 2022

Decrease Increase £195.00

Organisation Fee - OMfH 3rd Sept 2022

Decrease Increase £375.00

Organisation (£375 by Invoice) - OMfH 3rd Sept 2022