West London Buddhist Centre

Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Course

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  • Thu Jun 20th 2024
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • Booking required
  • £250/£180

Wake up knowing that you have the tools to manage whatever your body throws at you.

This 8-week course runs Thursdays, 1-3.30pm (GMT), 2 May – 20 June.
Please note: Week 1 session runs 1.00-4.00pm.
Each session includes a tea break.

Living with pain or a health condition is challenging. However, much of the suffering caused by ill-health can be overcome. This programme contains the best mindfulness and compassion techniques from 30 years of managing severe chronic pain, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in a number of scientific trials. This simple 8-week course gives you the tools and skills to live well with your chronic pain or health condition.

The Mindfulness for Health course was developed by Vidyamala Burch, founder of Breathworks, drawing on her personal experience of using mindfulness and meditation to manage her own chronic pain and to enjoy a better quality of life. It was the first Mindfulness-based Pain & Illness Management Programme (MBPM) and is a highly effective combination of mindfulness and compassion practices, meditation, mindful movement, pacing and group work. Since then, the Mindfulness for Health course has reached over 100,000 people from all around the world and Vidyamala was recently awarded an OBE for Services to Wellbeing and Pain Management.

This course will be led by Sophie Matthew.

Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone suffering from chronic pain, illness or fatigue and associated anxiety and stress who would like help with managing pain or who has a health condition and wishes to find ways to improve the quality of their life….

See our website for more information.

If you cannot pay the concessionary rate, a limited number of reduced price bursaries are available. Please fill out this request form and we will contact you.

Refund policy
A refund is available if you cancel up to 7 days before the course begins.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process, please contact the West London Buddhist Centre: mindfulness@westlondonbuddhistcentre.com

Access Information
The whole centre is fully accessible with a lift, disabled shower and toilet. We also have hearing support equipment available on request.


The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

Book Online

You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

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