Exhaustion, lack of focus and detachment from life are a few of the early signs of burnout

Burnout is on the rise, with as many as 20% of people in the UK needing to take time off work in the past year due to poor mental health.

Once you hit burnout, it becomes much harder to bring yourself back to a more balanced physical and mental state. Mindfulness can help you to become aware of your own burnout characteristics, and also develop and implement strategies to avoid you spiralling into exhaustion.

In this 2-hour workshop you learn how to use mindfulness and compassion to manage stress and live life on a more even keel. This practical workshop will teach you how to create your own toolkit for avoiding burnout, introduce pacing into your daily life and use transformative skills of self-compassion to guide your wellbeing.

Expertly guided by Debbie, a Breathworks Associate, Senior Clinical Scientist in the NHS and a lecturer at the University of Manchester, you will explore what living well means to you in experiential ways.

Learning will involve a mixture of:

  • Self-reflection
  • Meditation
  • Group discussion
  • Creating your toolkit of mindfulness, self-compassion and pacing

What you will learn

  • An understanding of what burnout is
  • An experiential introduction to mindfulness, self-compassion and pacing techniques to help avoid burnout
  • Time to reflect on whether these techniques may be useful for you and how to incorporate into your life

who this is for

Suitable for all levels of mindfulness and meditation experience.

meet the leader

Debbie Cane

Debbie is a Breathworks Associate, Senior Clinical Scientist in the NHS and a lecturer at the University of Manchester. 

She is interested in raising awareness of and teaching mindfulness and self- compassion techniques to enhance general wellbeing and avoid burnout. Clinically, she works in the NHS with patients with chronic dizziness, using her own mindfulness/CBT model of management to empower them to live well with their symptoms.

In her free time, Debbie enjoys racing up hills either walking or on a bike, meditating at the top, and topping up her energy levels with a good bar of chocolate.


Start time: Saturday 28 September 10:00am

End time: Saturday 28 September 12:00pm

(UK time; see this Time Zone Converter for your time zone)

Please note, bookings for this event will close on Thursday 26th September at 3pm.









What is burnout


Breakout rooms




How to avoid burnout




Putting it all together & close


When you book you will be taken to a form to complete. Once completed, we will email you your confirmation and a link to join the event via the platform Zoom. When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to use Zoom.


We offer four different pricing options to those wishing to join us, and asking participants to pay the highest sustainable amount that they can, so that we can offer places at a reduced cost to those less able to afford a place. 

If you are an accredited Breathworks Teacher, you are eligible for 10% off your place (bursary places not included), details of how to access your discounted rate are on the Community of Practice Teachers & Trainee's Group.

Supporter's Rate

Pay for yourself and help support one person to join on a Bursary.


Individual Rate

Full-priced rate


Concessionary Rate

For those in financial hardship who cannot afford our full priced rate (see below for more).


Bursary Rate

A limited number of places are reserved for those unable to afford the Concessionary Rate.


Here you can find our Cancellation & Refund Policy.


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 £22,000 a year (or less than £25,000 if you live in London).

Bursary Rate: a limited number of bursary places are reserved for individuals with significant financial barriers that limits them from affording the Concessionary Rate.

Please note that we usually record our online events both for training purposes, and to create learning material for others. If you do not wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio. 

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Supporter Rate - Burnout - Sept 2024

Decrease Increase £62.00

Individual Rate - Burnout - Sept 2024

Decrease Increase £45.00

Concessionary Rate - Burnout - Sept 2024

Decrease Increase £35.00

Bursary Rate - Burnout - Sept 2024

Decrease Increase £18.00