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Mindfulness for Health in an Online Group

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This course is for anyone suffering with pain, illness, fatigue, or any other health condition, who cannot attend a local course or wants to practice from home. The course was designed by Vidyamala Burch, based on 25 years experience of managing severe chronic pain with mindfulness.

Find out more about the Mindfulness for Health Course here

About the Course

  • A 10-week Course
  • All the content of the 8-Week Mindfulness for Health course
  • A Breathworks teacher to answer questions and support your practice
  • A fellow group of course participants from around the UK and the world 
  • Unlimited access to the course materials after your course has ended - you can redo the course as often as you want!

How will I join?

  • Join one conference call at the beginning of the course (optional but recommended)
  • Watch the video lessons recorded by your teacher - at a time that suits you
  • Practice with the online meditations recorded by your teacher - 10 minutes twice a day, for six out of seven days, over the nine weeks of the course
  • Talk to your classmates at least once per week, with a text, audio, or video message, on the easy to use online forum (you will be given instructions on how to do this), about how you’re finding the course, how the meditations, mindfulness, and compassion practices are affecting your health, and so on.


What will I learn?

  • Skills to ease the suffering associated with pain, fatigue and ill health
  • Mindfulness and compassion techniques for calm, concentration, pain relief, and happiness
  • Tips from modern Chronic Pain management techniques to manage pain and health issues optimally to improve your health and the quality of your life.
  • New strategies and approaches every week


How does the Voicethread forum work?

The first week is an ‘orientation week’ which will show you how to use the voicethread platform. You will need access to the internet via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Breathworks voicethread

I have recently finished your online course and loved it. The Mindfulness for Health Online Course Group provides a special, unique way for us to connect and experience the benefits of mindfulness together and with individuals around the globe. In fact, it was so beneficial in teaching me the techniques and providing the tools to help manage my stress and anxiety, that I would like to sign up for the next course.
Course participant 2015

I continue practicing meditation daily. Breathworks online course helped me tremendously when recovering from illness and accompanying anxiety. Firstly, it has calmed me down during the meditation, and I could always go back to even 5 minutes of meditation. Also, through the course I have discovered self compassion, which was needed during my recovery. Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in the course. I would like to see more advanced courses in meditation run by Breakworks.
Course participant 2014

I enjoyed the course very much indeed, thought it was well planned and well presented, accessible (even to people like me who are not “techy”) and motivating (with the way the meditations were presented and ticked once completed) the teacher was very helpful and approachable. Thank you. I carried on to do the Introductory training and still practice daily, sleep better, feel happier and calmer.
Course participant 2014

The Breathworks course was of great benefit at the time and has been ever since. The exercises have maintained my mobility through the winter, which is when I have the most problems, and the body scans and meditations are of daily benefit. They also highlight when I am most stressed and disengaged with the world - which is of inestimable value. I would highly recommend the course for anyone - whether they have physical/mental health issues or not. Many thanks for developing the course.
Course participant 2014

I really appreciated the emphasis on compassionate acceptance: I often find myself trying to manipulate/block difficult experiences and doing this course has given me confidence in being able to sit with those experiences in a context of emotional warmth and support. Also I loved the treasure of pleasure and mindful movements - slowing down and looking for simple pleasures in my direct experience is a real gift to myself when I do it. Finally, I enjoyed the conference call mid-way through the course, particularly the down-to-earth wisdom that the teacher communicated in that session. It was so clear that she had lived-out what she was talking about and I think all the participants felt very moved and inspired by her.
Course participant 2014


Dates

        2019

 

*Some trainee Breathworks teachers may be part of the group on these courses


Course Fees

  Course Fee Concession Bursary Places
Mindfulness for Health Course Online
£275 GBP £190 GBP See Below


 
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Concessionary Places

There are a limited number of concessionary places which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a year, or less than £20,000 if you live in London. If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us.

Bursary Places

We have a limited number of bursary places for people with a physical or mental health condition and whose financial circumstances are such that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend a course with us.

We ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself (this should be a minimum of 50% of the course fee) and the charitable arm of our organisation, The Breathworks Foundation, will fund the remainder of the course fee.

To apply, please complete this form and click submit.

Contact us at onlinelearning@breathworks.co.uk.