Mindfulness in Stroud
8-Week Course in Stroud
Upcoming courses may be offered in-person in Stroud, or live online, depending on the pandemic situation.
"I would thoroughly recommend this course. For the short number of weeks that it runs, I know that the benefits will stay with me forever." - Anne
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Learn to cope more effectively with stress and difficulty
Recognise unhelpful reactions to stress
Discover greater well-being and appreciation of life
Taster session - live online via Zoom
Tuesday 15th September, 7-8.30pm
8 weekly sessions on the following
Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm:
• Week 1 - 6th October
• Week 2 - 13th October
• Week 3 - 20th October
(27th October – no session, half term)
• Week 4 - 3rd November
• Week 5 - 10th November
• Week 6 - 17th November
• Week 7 - 24th November
• Week 8 - 1st December
Plus Sunday retreat day:
22nd November, 10am-4pm
Venue all sessions live online via Zoom.
Cost £275... or
Early bird rate £225 if booked by 22nd September
Limited concession places available at £150
Next course Early 2021
Dates to be confirmed
Mindfulness Classes, Workshops & Retreats
Weekly online mindfulness class - Mondays 7-8pm. Details and booking here.
Join me at a weekend workshop or retreat
I regularly run yoga and mindfulness workshops which will give you a great introduction to mindfulness practices, plus retreats - see workshops and retreats here.
More Options for Exploring Mindfulness
Try a guided meditation
Here is an example of one of my guided mindfulness meditation practices - click here to do a 10 minute body and breath meditation.
My Feel-Good Yoga classes incorporate mindful movement and a short guided mindfulness meditation at the end of each class.
There are free local NHS “mindfulness based stress reduction” (MBSR) or “mindfulness based cognitive therapy” (MBCT) courses which people can be referred on to by their specialist if they meet the criteria (e.g. chronic pain - click here for information about the service at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust).
I love the book 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World' by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, it explains the science of mindfulness and guides you through a mindfulness course at home accompanied by guided meditations. Click here for the book’s website, including free meditations.
Mindfulness course testimonials
"I would highly recommend both the mindfulness course and Amy as a teacher. The course came just in time for me. When I started, my body was falling apart due to stress and I wasn't in a good place, physically or mentally. I noticed an improvement after my very first session and after 8 weeks, I was noticeably a different person. The change has been a revelation for me and I now feel in control of my stress and anxiety. I am so glad that I took the course and I will continue to use mindfulness in the future." - Sarah
“I was slightly apprehensive about signing up to this 8 week course, but I needn’t have been. It was a wonderful 8 weeks of learning some invaluable skills, and feeling part of a supportive group. The meditations were well guided and having the recordings to continue to use is so helpful. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone needing to pause and reset!” - Cheryl
"I found the MBSR course with Amy transformative...I have learnt some very helpful mindfulness tools and strategies to build into my daily routines and create oases of calm, which make a huge difference." - Lynda
"From the first session, I was able to take away useful strategies to put into practice...I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone." - Angie
"Amy has been an inspirational teacher. I am taking away a huge amount of good things from the course." - Jane