Community Guidelines

 The Breathworks Community of Practice was created to provide an online space in which friends of Breathworks can connect and support each other with their mindfulness practice and stay up to date with the latest news and events offered within Breathworks. 

We need your help to keep Breathworks Community of Practice as valuable, authentic and safe as possible. As a member of this community, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines: 

  1. You must be aged 18+ to use this platform.

  2. Be supportive. Be kind. Be constructive. Encourage and support your fellow members. Listen mindfully & compassionately. No one here is looking for criticism, cynicism, fixing or judgement. (We can get those things on the rest of the Internet). We’re here to push each other forward and lift each other up. Find ways to help each other think bigger, go deeper, reframe challenges, and stay curious. We have a zero tolerance policy to trolling. 

  3. Be inclusive.One of Breathworks' core values is inclusion, so that everyone in our diverse community is treated with respect, their voice heard and their experience valued. We ask all our members to uphold a common commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in all their interactions in this community space.

  4. Share generously & thoughtfully. Your stories and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to shine new light on a challenge or feel the strength of human connection. Check with others before sharing their stories outside of this community space. 

  5. Take responsibility for personal safety.Many individuals will arrive to the Community of Practice with the aim to use mindfulness as a support for managing ongoing pain, chronic illness and other mental and physical health conditions. At Breathworks, we offer mindfulness as a support and not a cure or alternative treatment to existing medical care. We ask that members do not seek or share medical advice, and instead keep sharing and questions around the themes of their mindfulness practice. 

  6. Do not post song lyrics, as this is an infringement of copyright. Posts containing song lyrics place an existential threat to the community and will have to be taken down. 

  7. Any poetry that is shared must abide by copyright regulations. A maximum of 25% of the poem can be shared, alongside the title and author of the poem. Poetry that has entered the public domain (i.e. if 70 years have passed since the poet's death) can be shared freely and in full.

  8. Promotion or advertisement of events is not permitted. This community is designed to help friends of Breathworks support each other with their mindfulness practice and stay up to date with the latest news and events offered within Breathworks.

    We therefore ask that you do not advertise or promote events, including your own courses or events by another organisation, unless you have received specific permission by the Breathworks team.

    To support those on our Teacher Training programme, we do allow trainee teachers to share details of their official practice courses within the Teachers and Trainees group here (Note: you will need to be signed into the Community of Practice platform to access this).

    We'd strongly encourage the use of our new Breathworks Teachers Directory, which is an excellent resource in which accredited teachers can create a profile, including any upcoming courses they are running. Those looking for a mindfulness course or teacher can browse this directory and contact the teacher directly. 

If you're unsure as to whether your post or activity will be an infringement of these guidelines, please feel free to check with the Breathworks hosts before posting.

Reporting Concerning Activity 

If you have issues or concerns about any behaviour within the Breathworks Community, please inform your Community Manager, Shannon Phillips, who will respond to you within 48 hours.

Email: [email protected]

Our safeguarding policy can be found here, and our complaints policy here.

You can also instantly block a member, report a member or report a post. Here's how:

To report a member from a post they've created: 

  1. Hover over a post and click on the three dots 
  2. Click "More" 
  3. You'll have several options:

Report the post (e.g., the member does not cause concern but you feel this particular post needs out attention)

Report the member (e.g., this member is causing you concern with their general behaviour) 

Block the member (e.g., this member is causing you discomfort or distress as you do not want to be contacted by them). Please always inform a Breathworks host about this so we can keep all members safe. We will handle the situation with kindness and discretion. 

Hide post from activity feed (e.g., you no longer want to see this post on your feed, perhaps because you find it mildly irritating or not to be of interest, but you do not believe it requires reporting)

You can also click on the person's name or photo to be taken to their profile. Once again, you can click on the three dots, and choose to report or block this member if they are causing you concern. 

For more information about reporting and blocking members, click HERE.