Mindfulness therapies bring together the timeless traditions of mindfulness meditation with the science of modern psychology.

Mindfulness practice helps you to:

  • live fully in the present, rather than being stuck in worry about the past or the future
  • be more aware of patterns of low mood and stress, and respond to them skilfully
  • choose your actions wisely and take care of yourself
  • learn to accept yourself and your feelings, however painful, as this can make you less likely to suffer from depression and stress in the future
  • find calmness and equanimity within life’s joys and difficulties


1. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Prevention of Relapse into Depression

A 9- week course suitable for people who have had previous episodes of depression and who are currently recovered from the last time when depression was profound and disabling.

2. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for the Psychological Management of Pain and Chronic Illness, and Anxiety

An 8-week course suitable for people who suffer from chronic pain, have long-term health problems or have developed chronic anxiety and react strongly to different forms of stress. The practice of mindfulness helps us to lead more creative lives, even when we experience chronic stress, long-term pain or enduring illness.


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What can I expect from a group session?

Workshops are typically three hours long, whereas group sessions can range in length. All have a short comfort break in the middle. There are usually up to 10-20 attending the session. Our sessions are facilitated by two to three members of staff.

How many people will there be?

You can expect between 10-20 people to be there. Everyone will be asked to respect the group rules and confidentiality.

Will I have to talk?

No, not if you don’t want to. Participation is encouraged to help you get the most out of the session but we keep the discussions based on the topic rather than personal experience. You will never be put on the spot to contribute and if you do not wish to take part in group discussions that is ok and you will not be forced to contribute.

Do I need to attend every group session?

Yes. Our group sessions are designed to follow on from each other and closely replicate what you would cover in one-to-one sessions. Just like a course of antibiotics, the group is most effective when attended regularly. You wouldn’t expect an antibiotic to work if you only took the first and last tablet and therapy is no different. If you miss more than two sessions of a group we will ask you to attend another one where you are able to make a regular commitment.

What if I see someone I know?

This is a common question but it rarely happens. If you are ever uncomfortable in a group you can always ask to attend the next one. However there may be positives in seeing someone you know at a session. It may be that you both hadn’t been open about your difficulties before but could now be a support for each other.

I can no longer make it, what should I do?

Please let us know as soon as you know you are unable to attend. For our workshops this enables us to offer your place to someone else who may be waiting. In our regular groups it means we won’t wait for you to get started and can ensure you receive any missed material.

Is there anything else I should know?

Most people feel anxious about attending a group session and you will not be alone. However everyone there wants you to feel comfortable and learn how to improve your wellbeing. We often find that people stay in touch with other group members and provide an invaluable support to one another.