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This 90 minute workshop will give you the chance to try out a variety of mindfulness practices and to find out more about the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.  The cost of the taster is refunded when you book on an 8 week MBSR course

When:          7 September 2017

Where:         Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Cost:             £10 (refunded if you book an 8 week MBSR course )

(please read terms and conditions and privacy policy before booking)



This  8 week, public, personal development course teaches you practices and techniques to enhance your wellbeing and help you to find ways to get more out of your life. It will help you find new approaches to old patterns of thinking and reacting, through engagement in group discussion, sitting and movement practices and self-enquiry.  If you are not sure if the MBSR course is right for you why not try a taster first? The cost of the taster is refunded if you book on the MBSR course.

find out more about MBSR

Is the  MBSR course for me?
This course is suitable for the general public (over 18 years) and is intended to help a broad range of people who wish to develop new ways of responding to the ups and downs of life and to develop their overall wellbeing. Some participants are motivated to do the course by challenges in their lives, such as stress, pain, anxiety or illness; others are simply interested in improving the quality of their life.   For professionals who want to bring mindfulness into their work doing the course themselves as a participant is an important first step.

There are some people for whom this course might not be suitable at this moment in time. These include but are not limited to, people with: type 1 diabates, current alcohol or drug dependence (except for prescription medication), anyone who has experienced  a disturbing life event in the past year or has a history of trauma or are receiving psychological therapy or suffering from major depression or psychiatric illness. If you are unsure about the sutiablity of the course for you please get in touch to discuss your situation further.

What’s involved?
This course is 2 1/4 hours a week for 8 weeks plus a silent day retreat (10 to 4 on a Saturday or Sunday). The group size will be between 8 and 15 people. The main elements of the course are: 

• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
• Gentle stretching and mindful movement – this can be adapted to suit individual needs
• Group interaction – in the whole group, pairs and small groups
• Self-reflection – exploring new approaches to old patterns of thinking and reacting
• Homework – practice CDs and other activities (30 to 45 minutes a day). Making time for this is essential if you want to get the most out of the course.

What are the next steps?
Complete the booking form and make the full payment. You will then be contacted by the tutor to arrange an orientation discussion which is typically done on the phone and takes no more than 30 minutes.   This will be an opportunity for you to understand more about the course and the commitment needed and to ensure it is appropriate for you at this time.  If you mutually decide it is not  your payment will be refunded in full.


Where:          Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Time:             7.30pm – 9.30pm

Dates:            21/9, 28/9, 5/10, 12/10, 19/10, 2/11, 9/11, 16/11 

Retreat:         10am – 4pm on 4/11 (College Farm, Long Crendon)

Cost:               Early bird rate of £230 available until  the end of                                        21/7/17.  Then the standard cost of £250 applies 

Includes:      16 hours tuition, day retreat, handbook & practice                                     recordings

(please read terms and condtions and privacy policy before booking)

get in touch now to discuss your needs call 01844 396464 or email