Mindfulness in Stroud
8-Week Course in Stroud
February 2020 - Now fully booked - next course Autumn 2020
"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 Monday 24th February, 7.30-9pm
8 weekly sessions on the following Monday evenings, 7.15-9.15pm:
• Week 1 - 9th March
• Week 2 - 16th March
• Week 3 - 23rd March
• Week 4 - 30th March
(6th and 13th April – no sessions, Easter break)
• Week 5 - 20th April
• Week 6 - 27th April
(4th May – no session)
• Week 7 - 11th May
• Week 8 - 18th May
Plus Sunday retreat day:
3rd May, 10am-4pm
Venue St Luke's Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4EX
Cost £250... or
Early bird rate £200 if booked by 25th February
Limited concession places available at £140
Read more details in course information PDF
Next course Autumn 2020 - same venue
Taster session 14th September, course starts 5th October
Booking coming soon!
Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops & Retreats
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