Some of the recordings from online CPD courses we've run in the past are available to purchase and download. Take a look and take a deeper dive into one of the fascinating topics we've given CPD training on in the past.


The 'Buy Now' links will take you to a Paypal page to pay, after which you will be able to download the recording of the event.  The download is for your own personal use and should not be distributed or made available to others, without prior consent from Breathworks.  

Title

The Science of Chronic Pain and the Nervous System

About

Following a very successful masterclass in 2018, Vidyamala and Dr Julia Morris are teaming up once again to offer this masterclass that will look at the latest science and theory around pain and how the neuro-immune-endocrine systems play a crucial role in pain production. 

Julia is Consultant physiotherapist at Jersey’s Pain Clinic who is trained in the approach of Lorimer Moseley PhD - a world leader in pain studies and the role of brain and mind in perception. 

During the session Julia will introduce the latest thinking about pain and Vidyamala will show how mindfulness can help to calm the central nervous system, positively impacting pain perception by turning down the amplification that can occur when the CNS is sensitised. 

Length: 2 hours

Led by: Vidyamala Burch & Dr Julia Morris

Cost: £10

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Title

The Whole World Breathing: Exploring Questions of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Mindfulness Teaching

About

As mindfulness teachers, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are important ethical standards for us to connect with, as people living and working in a diverse, multi-ability, multi-person and multicultural world. So, how can we educate ourselves around our own potential blind-spots, take steps to improve the inclusiveness of our own teaching context, or reach people not currently able to access mindfulness?

This online CPD session will give an overview of equality, diversity and inclusion issues as they affect us as a mindfulness teaching community, including a brief introduction to the Equality Act 2010. It will offer an opportunity for us to explore these issues in a safe and non-judgmental space, inviting us to deepen our own engagement with them, celebrate what is working well and inspire us to courageous and transformative actions in our lives and work.

Length: 1hr 20 mins

Led by:  Ginny Wall

Cost: £10

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Title

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness - Masterclass with Tim Duerden

About

Research suggests that most people learning mindfulness do not experience any major negative effects and, on this basis, those who have not received a thorough training can have an ill-informed attitude that mindfulness practice is intrinsically benign and that anyone could teach what seems so simple: 'Just follow your breath with awareness...'. 

But how concerned should we be about the minority who are not 'most people'? It is only recently that this has begun to be researched: Willoughby Britton, David Treleaven, and Leigh Burrows have found that a significant number of people have trauma-associated reactions to certain mindfulness practices and many more silently struggle with aversive reactions to certain practices. Their findings suggest that, of those that do experience negative reactions to particular mindfulness practices, many do not feel able to report their experience to their mindfulness teacher. Of particular concern are people who experience traumatic reactions while practising mindfulness: either re-triggering of old trauma or experiencing new trauma in the context of mindfulness teaching. The limited research suggests body focused and breath-focused practices are more likely to provoke trauma reactions - especially when the person is in a quiet environment with eyes closed and body still. 

While embodied mindful awareness is central to trauma recovery, what is emerging is an understanding of how crucial it is to ensure that the mindfulness practices chosen to cultivate mindful awareness are appropriate to the person practising them.

This webinar will be an opportunity to discuss these issues, consider how we can teach mindfulness practices with confidence in their safety through a person-centred approach, and explore a reflective framework that can help match individual needs to the mindfulness practices we teach. 

Led by: Tim Duerden

Length: 2 hrs

Cost: £10

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