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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Event details

Where

Online Course.

When

Start: Thursday, 7th January 2021

End: Thursday, 25th February 2021

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.

 Mondays 14.00 to 16.00 UK time*

 

Live session date

Live session time (UK time)

Session 1

7th Jan

2pm – 4.30pm

Session 2

14th Jan

2pm – 4pm

Session 3

21st Jan

2pm – 4pm

Session 4

28th Jan

2pm – 4pm

Session 5

4th Feb

2pm – 4pm

Session 6

11th Feb

2pm – 4pm

Session 7

18th Feb

2pm – 4pm

Session 8

25th Feb

2pm – 4pm

*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 course will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Sophie Matthew.

Sophie has been a fully accredited Mindfulness teacher for the past five years and has been practising mindfulness and meditation for the past nine. She has found this to be transformative in her own life, particularly in relation to stress and living with chronic pain, and is passionate about sharing its many deep benefits with others.

Sophie is an associate teacher for Breathworks and regularly teaches both Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses at the West London Buddhist Centre, the Breathworks Centre of Excellence in London.

Sophie is also a Breathworks Supervisor. She also teaches MBSR, MBCT, MBCT for Life, Mindfulness in Schools Foundations and Nurturing Parents; Mindfulness Wellbeing for Parents courses.

Sophie very much enjoys working collaboratively and doing what she can to support others on their own unique and individual journeys with mindfulness.

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes' - Marcel Proust.

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 want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, and we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself.  Subject to available funds, the charitable arm of our organisation, The Breathworks Foundation, will fund the remainder of the course fee.

To apply, please complete this form and click submit.


Contact us at [email protected] 

 

This event is closed now.

Thank you for expressing your interest to join the course.

For more details please follow the link here.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please ring to the office+44 (0)161 834 1110

or email [email protected]

Thank you.