Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress Course
- Mon Jan 22nd 2024
- 7:00 pm
- 9:30 pm
- Booking required
This course runs over eight Mondays, 15th January to 4th March 7.00-9.30pm.
The Breathwork’s Mindfulness for Stress course has been running for decades and helped thousands of people to reduce stress and to increase the quality of their lives.
During the course, you will learn mindfulness skills to cope with and reduce your stress and anxiety. You will gain tools that will help you to develop emotional resilience and to increase your experience of happiness, calm and well-being. You will also receive practical resources to use after the course has finished (e.g. recordings of guided meditations) with free, lifelong access to Breathwork’s online Community of Practice.
Who is this course for
For anyone suffering from stress associated with work, family, relationships, loss, anxiety and the challenges of everyday life. If you are currently suffering from clinical depression or going through a recent bereavement, we wouldn’t recommend doing the course at this time. (The course is not a substitute for medical intervention or professional counselling but in many cases, can be taken alongside them). If it is decided that the course is not suitable at this stage, a full refund will be offered.
What will I learn?
Meditation , mindfulness skills and self-compassion skills; Ways to respond creatively to situations ; how to counter your negativity bias; ways to live more in the present moment and to enjoy the simple pleasures of life; increase your concentration and become more focused; many health and well-being benefits of mindfulness.
About the course
The weekly course sessions will include guided meditations and in-depth teaching on mindfulness principles, practices and techniques. The approach will be experiential, with opportunities for questions and group discussions within a supportive space. The course is led by an experienced and accredited mindfulness teacher with many years of experience teaching the Breathwork’s Mindfulness for Stress course, both in person and online.
In order to create a supportive learning space, we keep the number of course participants no more than 14 .
The course includes home practice with the recommendation to do 20 minutes of meditation each day. You will have access to recordings of guided meditations and other resources linked to the course material which you can download. The course leader will also send a weekly email after each session with key learning points and any additional resources which you can access online.
The course will be led by Ratnadeva. The men’s mitra convenor at the WLBC, he also teaches, leads retreats and helps to run the Centre. Facilitating the Breathworks’ Mindfulness for Stress course is a natural flow from his care for each of our potential to graw and change. Ratnadeva previously spent nine years working for Buddhafield, and the integration of contemporary Buddhist practice with a deep involvement in the natural world, and the world of myth, remains one of his central interests. He also has a professional background in science and engineering.
Once you have booked on the course, final confirmation will be subject to completion of a short questionnaire and an informal discussion with the course leader about the course’s suitability for you at this time. This will help you and the course leader explore how best to support your process over the 8 weeks.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The whole centre is fully accessible with a lift, disabled shower and toilet. We also have hearing support equipment available on request.
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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.
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.