“I'm already noticing big changes in myself. Several members of my family and friends have noticed as well, and commented on how much happier I seem. It's amazing, and I feel so much more 'alive'. I'm so glad I came on your course - it's one of the best things I've ever done."


Happiness is a skill. This is what the ancient practice of mindfulness teaches, and what modern psychology research has shown. The wonderful thing is that this skill, just like driving or dancing, can be learned, and it can stay with you for a lifetime.

About The Course

Our brains were designed to survive - not to be happy. A great deal of stress is caused by the fact that our brains are trying to use stone-age techniques in the modern world.

However, happiness and calm are skills that can be learned, just like driving or dancing, and can stay with you for a lifetime.

At the end of this 8-week course you will have a foundation in the skills of mindfulness, compassion, and meditation, and know how to apply them in your life in a way that really makes a difference.

"I signed up to the course as part of my recovery process from extreme work related burnout, I hoped to develop practical skills to help me not only recover, but also to bring more balance, clarity, acceptance and ease into my life. This is absolutely what I experienced - the course structure enabled me to build naturally on my learning from one week to the next; and the combination of formal and informal practices meant that the learning began to permeate and benefit my days and weeks in many different ways.


I benefited from being in a group setting via zoom, and from the breakout discussions with my peers, and learning from others experiences."

Who is the Course for?

The 8-week course, taught by an experienced teacher in a supportive and friendly group setting, will teach you how to boost your happiness and well-being, find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life, and to cope with stress, anxiety, fear, and depression.

Over the decades that we've run the course, we've helped thousands of people suffering from stress associated with work, family and relationships, loss, depression, chronic generalised anxiety, social anxiety, and those who simply want to boost their resilience, learn mindfulness and meditation, or find greater joy and well-being in their lives. If you think that you have a chance of increasing your quality of life, we warmly invite you to attend.

Mindfulness for Stress Course Participants

What will I learn? What will I get with the course?
  • The skill of meditation
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion skills in your daily life
  • Greater concentration and focus
  • How breath and body awareness can transform stress
  • Supportive mindful movement practices
  • The art of taking joy in simple pleasures
  • How to overcome your ‘negativity bias’
  • The many health benefits of mindfulness
  • 8-weeks of lessons - 20 hours of class time
  • A balance of teaching, questions and discussion, and guided meditation
  • Daily home meditation practice of 20 mins a day
  • Guided meditations CD / MP3 downloads
  • Teaching and practices to help you develop mindfulness, calm, and resilience
  • A highly experienced mindfulness teacher to answer your questions and address difficulties every week with personalised advice.

Mindfulness for Stress Research Infographic - Breathworks

Research and Testimonials

Breathworks Courses have been the subject of multiple psychological research papers, as well as our own internal evaluations. If you would like to find out more about the results of these studies, you can take a look at our research page, and read our testimonials page to hear from past course attendees. 

What Now?

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Try a Taster Session

Or, if you would like to try a mindfulness taster session before diving in on a full 8-week course, you can book your place on an hour-long taster session in Manchester or London for just £5!

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