Mindfulness for Stress is an 8-week course where you will learn life-long skills to reduce stress and anxiety, find greater resilience and boost your wellbeing. 

Complete beginners and seasoned meditators with each get something from this course.

We teach a secular mindfulness approach that is practical, giving you accessible tools that you can apply right away. Across 8 weeks, the time shown to create a habit, you will learn how to embed the skill of mindfulness in your life through meditation, mindful movement and everyday practices.

Numerous research studies and clinical trials show the effectiveness of mindfulness for mental health. This course aims to equip you with tools to better manage stress as well as how to simply live your life more fully. 

Find out more about our Mindfulness for Stress Course


If you have tried and failed with meditation apps and you are looking for deeper learning that creates lasting change, this course is for you. 

During the course, you will learn:

  • A deep understanding of mindfulness and how to embed it in your daily life.

  • How to create a meditation habit.

  • How to harness the power of your mind to enhance your everyday life. 

  • How breath and body awareness can transform stress.

  • Tools to help you re-balance negativity bias.

  • How to identify and prevent burnout. 

  • The practice of Compassion and how it can help you feel more connected and less stressed.

  • Mindful movement - another form of creating present moment awareness.



This course will be held in-person at the West London Buddhist Centre.

Booking must be made through their website. Please see their event page for more. 

Event details



The West London Buddhist Centre
45a Porchester Rd

W2 5DP


Start: Wednesday, 23 October 2024

End: Wednesday, 11 December 2024

This 8-week course runs Wednesdays 18.30 - 21.00pm (GMT), 23 October - 11 December 2024

Each session includes a tea break.

Your Teachers

This secular mindfulness course will be led by Emma Tian Williamson.

Emma is a qualified mindfulness, meditation and yoga teacher with a fascination for how we can transform the way we respond to life’s experiences through awareness.

She was drawn to mindfulness after experiencing burnout when living and working in Hong Kong; this became the catalyst for a two-year solo trip around the world which took her to silent meditation retreats in India, Buddhist monasteries in Thailand and plant medicine centres in the Amazon.

She has taught individuals in corporate, workplace and festival settings. Her style of teaching infuses her interests and background in somatic experience, music, yoga and traditional Chinese movement exercises.

For her, mindfulness is an ‘antidote for modern life’. What she loves most about teaching is passing on the tools that have helped her to live a more balanced, resilient and happy life.

She enjoys keeping herself sustained by travel, books, podcasts and getting out into nature.  

Book via West London BUDDHIST CENTRE