Mindfulness is powerful tool
taught over a period of time
to embed what you are learning.

Mindful Living Course

The Mindful Living course is based on the
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
format of 8 weekly sessions in a group setting.

Mindful Resilience Course

The Mindfulness Resilience Course runs over 4 weekly session and introduces mindfulness as a practical tool to build resilience and manage thoughts and emotions.

One to One

If you are unable to attend the regular sessions in a group why not consider learning the skills on a one to one basis?

Follow On Training

If you already have some experience with mindfulness and would like to develop your mindfulness and maintain regular practice.

Upcoming Courses and Sessions

Mindfulness Resilience Group Course, live online (4 sessions Tuesday evenings).
Dates 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th March 2022

This training will take the form of a Mindfulness Resilience Course over 4 weekly sessions. This training introduces mindfulness as a practical tool and over the sessions introduces ways to develop skills and qualities which will help build resilience to life’s inevitable ups and downs. Rather than thinking about and reacting to what has happened or might happen it, this kind of training helps us to respond to what is happening more skilfully. You will develop practical tools to managing thoughts and emotions and finding ways to thrive rather than just survive.
Mindfulness is so much more than doing a meditation app. Even if you are already doing some guided mindfulness mediation on an app, you will learn so much on this course to make mindfulness something that you use every day in your life, rather than it just be 10 minutes to get a break from your life.

Since doing the training I am able to step back from my thoughts and get less caught up in unhelpful thought loops. As a consequence, I feel calmer and more in control.’
‘‘I am starting to be more aware of what is ‘going on’ inside me. It means I can more often respond rather than react when my children are being challenging.’’

Dates and Times:  4 x 2 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm
Dates are  1st, 8th, 15th and 29th March
Venue: On Zoom, live online sessions with a maximum of 10 participants to ensure personalised learning.
Course fee:  £65 (includes tuition time, course materials, handouts and MP3 of relevant mindfulness practices) and ongoing support during the training (by email or phone)

Please contact the course leader at On The Mind directly to book on this course (07583033826 or annika@onthemind.uk)

Flyer: Mindfulness Course Leaflet 2022

Mindful Living group course, live online (8 weekly sessions on a Wednesday evening)
Dates 9th Feb – 30th March 2022

This training will take the form of the classic MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) course which is the gold standard in mindfulness training. It is taught over 8 weekly sessions to allow mindfulness to really become embedded into life while you have the personal support of your tutor. As with the 4 week introductory programme this training introduces mindfulness as a practical tool and over the sessions introduces ways to develop skills and qualities which will help build resilience to life’s inevitable ups and downs. Rather than thinking about and reacting to what has happened or might happen it, this kind of training helps us to respond to what is happening more skilfully. You will develop practical tools to managing thoughts and emotions and finding ways to thrive rather than just survive. the longer 8 week programme enables you to practice applying the foundational skills to many additional different areas of life including communication, interrupting unwanted habits, parenting, learning to be kinder and more accepting of yourself
Mindfulness is so much more than doing a meditation app. Even if you are already doing some guided mindfulness mediation on an app, you will learn so much on this course to make mindfulness something that you use every day in your life, rather than it just be 10 minutes to get a break from your life.

Since doing the training I am able to step back from my thoughts and get less caught up in unhelpful thought loops. As a consequence, I feel calmer and more in control.’
‘‘I am starting to be more aware of what is ‘going on’ inside me. It means I can more often respond rather than react when my children are being challenging.’’

Dates and Times:  8 x 2 hour sessions on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
Dates are  9th, 16th and 23rd Feb, 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd and 29th March
Venue: On Zoom, live online sessions with a maximum of 11 participants to ensure personalised learning.
Course fee:  £130 (includes tuition time, course materials, handouts and MP3 of relevant mindfulness practices) and ongoing support during the training (by email or phone)

Please contact the course leader at On The Mind directly to book on this course or to find out more (07583033826 or annika@onthemind.uk)

Flyer: Mindfulness Course Leaflet 2022

Mindful Mondays, Monthly Mindfulness practice sessions for those who have done some mindfulness training.
Next dates 17th Jan (live online) followed by 28th Feb and 28th March 2022

Open to anyone who would who has learned some mindfulness, this is a follow on practice session, to engage in practice with others and develop your skills further. 
Dates:   Next one is 17th Jan. Followed by 28th Feb and 28th March
Cost: FREE
Time: 19.30 – 20.00pm
Bookings  Book via Eventbrite, On The Mind Events | Eventbrite.
Venue:  Live online via Zoom

Benefits of Mindfulness Training With a Teacher

Learning with an experienced and highly qualified mindfulness teacher can be a life enhancing experience that really impacts on how you life & work and provides opportunities to reduce anxiety and over thinking. This course is about so much more than listening to a track on an app.

Participants benefit hugely from the course even if they have been practicing mindfulness themselves for a period of time of have got some basics from a book or app.

“I had tried to learn a little mindfulness from a book with little success. I would definitely recommend a course to learn mindfulness – the classes add a whole dimension that just can’t be captured otherwise.”

“Before the course I was practising mindfulness on a very small scale. The course has really opened my options with mindfulness so it has really become part of my life in a very practical way.”

Mindful Living 8 Week Course

In this course mindfulness meditation is presented in a practical and experiential way. There is a strong focus on learning skills that can be applied in everyday situations at home or at work and that can increase happiness and well being and decrease stress.

The course always benefits from a small group to ensure an individual approach can be taken to learning this valuable skill, while at the same time benefiting from learning in a group.

Each session has a theme and the sessions build on each other to provide practice and understanding in a variety of aspects of mindfulness

“It is already proving very useful in daily life. I am finding that my anxiety levels are a lot lower and I am able to respond to stressful situations rather than reacting to them. I am sleeping better and I am much more aware of what is ‘going on’ inside me and how I am holding myself. My head is clearer and I feel less overwhelmed by situations.” 

– 8 week course participant

Session Themes

  • Learning different forms of mindfulness practice that can be used to train our attention and build our resilience to stress in our life.
  • Choose how we respond rather than finding ourselves habitually reacting to situations in ways that may not be helpful, by understanding about autopilot and looking at how mindfulness can help us to disengage from automatic ways of thinking.
  • Seeing the link between thoughts and the state of our mind and body
  • Mindfulness can help greatly in managing stress from minor or major irritations to difficulties to deadlines/high workloads and balancing our work/life responsibilities by learning why we react the way we do during stressful situations or social interaction, and practice applying mindfulness.
  • Experiencing life more directly so that we can really be present to enjoy the good things in life.

Even over 8 weeks people who commit time for regular practice during each week will experience benefits

The session materials include printed handouts and guided meditations as MP3 downloads or as CDs to support your practice at home. Like any new skill (driving a car, riding a bike) you have to practice actually doing it, not just thinking about doing it! 

4 Session Resilience Course

This 4 session Mindfulness Resilience training is suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their well-being, get more in touch with their personal values and thrive in today’s every changing world rather than simply survive. It can also be useful for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood.

Rather than worrying about what has happened or what might happen, mindfulness trains offers the potential to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now. In this short course, there is a strong focus on learning practical skills that can be applied in everyday situations at work or home.

‘Since doing the training I am able to step back from my thoughts and get less caught up in unhelpful thought loops. As a resuIt, I feel calmer and more in control.’

‘I am starting to use the skills to move in the direction I want to go, rather than get side tracked with negative thinking.’

This mindfulness training can help to change the way people respond and relate to stress-related thoughts and feelings, enabling them to pursue valued work and life goals, even when experiencing difficult thoughts and emotions.

One to One sessions

It can be difficult to set time aside to on a regular evening each week to join in with the group sessions, particularly if you are in a busy and pressured job.  I encourage people to consider the group sessions as way of learning because learning as part of a group adds an additional dimension to your experiences. However it is not possible for everyone and  there are also benefits of learning one to one too. The teaching can be tailored to your progress and understanding as it develops and  I also make every effort to be as flexible as possible regarding session times so that you can maintain continuity regardless of what life is throwing at you.

Prices
Sessions at the Oakdale Centre, Harrogate: £60 per session (1 hr)
Sessions at the Good health Centre, Leeds: £60 per session (1 hr)
Sessions from home training room: Day time sessions: £45 per session (1 hr)

For people with reduced mobility, one to one sessions live online can also be a valuable way to access the training. If  long term illness has impacted your financial position, do please get in touch to discuss one to one teaching at a concessionary rate.

Contact Us

Email
info@onthemind.uk
Telephone
0758 3033 826