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.  

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    - Tips and Ideas for Teaching Mindfulness Live Online

    - Mindful Eating Masterclass with Fidelma Farley

    - Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers

    - Science of Chronic Pain and the Nervous System

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

    - Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness - Masterclass with Tim Duerden

    - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Informed Mindfulness

    - Teaching Breathworks Mindfulness on a One-to-One basis

    - Adapting Breathworks Courses to Workplace Settings

    - Mindfulness for Addiction: A Masterclass for Professionals

Tips and Ideas for Teaching Mindfulness Live Online

About

This professional development session is an exploration of ways of teaching mindfulness live online, using platforms such as Zoom. Breathworks Head of Training Ginny Wall will draw from her extensive experience of teaching mindfulness and other disciplines live online, to share tips and ideas of what works and what doesn’t. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share good practice ideas with the group and raise questions or challenges for Ginny and the group to consider.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN:

  • An understanding of how teaching mindfulness online differs from teaching face-to-face, and important considerations to bear in mind
  • Points to consider before starting teaching a live online session
  • Tips and ideas for making your online teaching lively and interesting
  • Ideas for how to adapt enactments and other experiential aspects of Breathworks courses
  • Some issues to bear in mind regarding trauma-sensitive teaching online
  • What are the types of people who may be especially interested in online mindfulness, and/or would especially benefit from it?

Length: 2 Hours

Led by: Ginny Wall

Cost: £10


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Mindful Eating Masterclass with Fidelma Farley

About

We all eat every day, but many of us do this without much awareness, or we struggle with eating too much or too little, or with eating unhealthily. Many of us have tried various eating restrictions to manage these struggles, often with limited, or temporary success.

This workshop is less concerned with what we eat and more concerned with how we eat and how we relate to food and eating.

We’ll explore eating as a mindfulness  - and compassion - practice, thus deepening our awareness of how we relate to our bodies and emotions. The workshop will have experiential exercises, so you will be asked to bring some food to the workshop.

Please note that the workshop is not suitable for anyone with an eating disorder. If you’re unsure of your suitability for the workshop, please contact the Breathworks office, who will put you in touch with the facilitator.

Length: 2 Hours

Led by: Fidelma Farley

Cost: £10


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Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers 

About

The normal developmental changes that take place during adolescence, as well as certain current issues in today’s society, often place great strain upon parents. Sophie will discuss these and aim to demonstrate why a good understanding of them is helpful. For example information about the neuroscience of the teenage brain particularly helped parents in my study deal more mindfully with stressful situations with their teenager(s).

Sophie will draw upon her own research, as well as the wider field of research into mindfulness and mindfulness for parents, to discuss the relevance, effectiveness and particular benefits of mindfulness for this group. Sophie will also discuss what specific aspects of mindfulness may be particularly effective and useful and why this might be.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN:

  • Sophie will give suggestions about factors to consider in order to effectively tailor a mindfulness programme, such as Mindfulness for Stress or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, to meet the specific needs of parents of teenagers
  • Discussion of how and why mindfulness can be particularly beneficial for parents of teenagers
  • Sophie will also discuss what it may be helpful for mindfulness teachers to consider in preparing for and teaching this group in order to most effectively meet their needs.

Length: 2 Hours

Led by: Sophie Matthew

Cost: £10


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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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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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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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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Informed Mindfulness with Alessio Agostinis

About

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a ‘Third Wave’ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach that focuses on the workability of experience (not necessarily on reducing symptoms). ACT utilises a scientifically validated and theoretically driven recipe (what psychologists call a formulation framework) to help the individuals become their own expert assessor and self-coach.

In ACT, small practical techniques (in Breathworks what we would call habit releasers) are practised as mindfulness and acceptance processes. These aspects of ACT and the Breathworks approach are very compatible.

In addition, within ACT, there is an focus on committing to Values-Based Change; explicitly utilising mindful awareness to affect positive change in all areas of life, including personal growth, family, intimacy, occupation, healthy habits, learning, community, and parenting.

This session will be an opportunity to experience a brief background on ACT and make explicit links between The Breathworks Approach with the six-points recipe for self-management provided within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In addition, Alessio will guide and invite experiential awareness to targeted areas of value and committing to actions: how to elicit them and how these may inform our own action as teachers and practitioners.

Led by: Alessio Agostinis

Length: 2 hrs

Cost: £10

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Teaching Breathworks Mindfulness on a One-to-One basis

About

This CPD session is an exploration of ways of teaching the Breathworks approach to mindfulness on a one-to-one basis. While most of us mindfulness trainers have had thorough training on how to teach mindfulness to groups, teaching mindfulness to individuals requires a range of different approaches. These include greater flexibility, finely tuned listening and enquiry, and the ability to adapt the material of the 8 week courses to be relevant and meaningful to an individual’s particular circumstances.

What participants will gain:

  • Points to consider before accepting someone as a mindfulness client.

  • What are the types of people who may be especially interested in one-to-one mindfulness, and/or would especially benefit from it?

  • A consideration of the differences between teaching mindfulness to a group and to an individual.

  • A consideration of tailoring the content to particular individuals – exploring the balance between following the course schedule and adapting the content and time-scales to be of benefit for particular individuals.

  • An exploration of the differences and overlaps between one-to-one mindfulness and therapy.

  • What aspects of mindfulness and compassion practice are especially relevant to/useful for the trainer while undertaking this work?

  • The participants will be given a number of case studies through which to explore some of the elements above.

Led by: Fidelma Farley

Length: 2 hours

Cost: £10

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Adapting Breathworks Courses to Workplace Settings

About

This online CPD event explores ways in which teachers can adapt the Breathworks approach to mindfulness and compassion to suit a variety of workplace settings. The session explores frameworks for workplace taster events and adaptations of the Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress course suited to different needs & timescales. As well as looking at course content, there will also be an opportunity to consider whether/how it may be helpful to use different language and emphases when teaching mindfulness in a workplace setting.

Length: 2 Hours

Led by: Karen Liebenguth

Cost: £10


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Mindfulness for Addiction: A MasterClass for Professionals

About

We’re all ‘addicts’. We all experience the compulsion to push away negative experience, grasp after what feels good and make the mundane more interesting.  And we all have our go-to ways of doing this – our crutches, that help us 'fix' our experience. 

In this masterclass Benedict takes as  our point of departure the assumption that the more acquainted we are with our own addictions and compulsive behaviours the better we can support others around theirs. 

We’ll begin by discussing what Buddhist and mindfulness-based psychology have to say about craving and desire and explore how these phenomena play out in our own lives. We’ll explore how we can bring this understanding to clinical work, in particular, helping clients/patients identify triggers, work with cravings, and manage the relapse cycle.

The session will be experiential in nature and we’ll be navigating the terrain through two key mindfulness practices from the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addiction Behaviours programme – the SOBER Breathing Space and Urge Surfing – which you can take away with you, to practice for yourself  and/or with your clients. 

Length: 2 Hours

Led by: Ben Hoff

Cost: £10


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