Flowering from Within: Exploring Mindful Enquiry with Colette Power PhD

Flowering from within - Practice of enquiry


Whether we are conducting self-enquiry or enquiring into the experience of participants attending a mindfulness course, mindful enquiry offers each one of us the opportunity to become our own best teacher and guide.

Enquiry can help us to understand ourselves better and how we suffer unnecessarily because of the way we react to different and difficult experiences. Enabling us to see more clearly and to choose more wisely, this practice offers the opportunity for us to reduce suffering while awakening our potential, creativity and resourcefulness.

Over the two days we’ll be exploring the theory and practice of mindful enquiry within the context of Breathworks Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress Courses. There will be space to practice enquiry in a supportive group, to build skills, competence and confidence. There will be space for participants to explore their existing practice and to consider areas of development.


Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th October 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm


Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
M4 1DZ



There are a limited number of concessionary places at £180, which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of £17,000 per year or less.

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Colette PowerColette Power Breathworks Compassion Masterclass

I'm a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher/supervisor and a guest MSC teacher for the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP). I trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Kristy Arbon and Michelle Becker in 2014. I deliver the MSC Course in 8 week and Intensive formats and I lead silent MSC retreats.

I’ve been teaching mindfulness-based courses since 2011. I trained with Vidyamala Burch and I’m a senior Breathworks Mindfulness teacher/trainer. I trained to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with Rebecca Crane & Sarah Silverton. I deliver training across a range of sectors including education, health and business, also working with people on a one-to-one basis using mindfulness, self-compassion and enquiry skills. I’m an experienced retreat leader and offer meditation and mindfulness-based retreats in the UK and Europe.

I hold a doctorate from The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy and have lectured in sociology, research methodology and women's and gender studies. I have also worked as a social researcher commissioned by the National Health Service. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and have worked with people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, low self-esteem and depression. I also taught counselling skills in Liverpool for many years.