Breathworks

Are you looking for a fresh approach to living well with pain, illness or stress? Transform your experience with a Mindfulness for Health Course.

Breathworks Mindfulness for Health is an evidence-based, intensive, life-changing,eight-week secular course that has been specifically developed to help people living with pain, stress and illness to improve their health and wellbeing. We run this course regularly throughout the year.

Come and find out more at a free Taster Session

Sunday 22 July: 3.00 – 4.00 pm

An excellent opportunity to try out mindfulness and learn how you could benefit from completing a course.  No need to book – just turn up!

Mindfulness for Health Course at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

The Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course offers a transformative approach to living well with pain, illness and stress. Whatever your circumstances, we have found that the course is beneficial for anyone who wants to learn to live mindfully. Likewise, whether you are new to mindfulness or an old hand in want of a timely reminder, you are welcome to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn how to live a mindful and creative life*.

Details of our Autumn Courses:

When: Every Sunday 2 September – 21 October 3.00 – 5.30pm

Led by: Elin Morgan

Cost: £200 waged / £120 unwaged

 

When: Every Wednesday 10 October – 28 November 1.00 – 3.30pm

Led by: Singhamati

Cost: £200 waged / £120 unwaged

 

Booking is essential, with a limited number of spaces available. To book, first contact the course leader to ensure the course is right for you. If you are interested in the Sunday course starting 2 September contact Elin at elinmorgan@aol.com. If you are interested in the Wednesday course starting 10 October contact Singhamati at singhamati@gmail.com or 07766 457180. Then book and pay with the office at info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk.  Any questions? Please contact the office and we will do our best to help.

 

Most courses have around 10-15 participants who meet every week for eight weeks (2.5 hours per session including a break). The sessions include guided mindfulness practices, teaching, discussions and workshops.  Every week we ask you to do your best to complete daily home practice as this will help you to embed mindfulness into the fabric of your daily lives. We aim to create a supportive environment where you can explore and share your experiences building connections with likeminded people – often a real added benefit of the course.

During the course you will be encouraged to follow the excellent input from Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman in their best-selling book Mindfulness for Health, which won the best book award from The British Medical Association.

Breathworks is one of the world’s leading trainers in mindfulness and their mission is to help people living with pain, stress or illness to live happier, healthier lives by practising mindfulness and compassion. Our trainers are accredited with Breathworks as we believe in the excellence and effectiveness of their courses. To find out more about Breathworks click here.

*The course is not suitable for anyone who is experiencing an acute period of depression. If you have any questions about the suitability of the course for you please contact us and we will be happy to discuss them with you.

 

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre also runs projects for Carers, including relaxation and stress management breaks and day events.  Click here for more information

 

Monthly Midweek Follow-up Sessions led by Singhamati

For those who have already completed an eight-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress Course (with any Breathworks tutor)

An ideal opportunity to maintain and boost your daily mindfulness practice, keeping it alive and vibrant to support your health and wellbeing. Also a great place to plug in and share with like-minded friends. Each session will allow time for practice, checking in and teaching input.

Wednesday 25 July

Sessions start promptly at 1.00pm and finish by 3.00pm. Feel free to arrive from 12.30pm and to stay on after the class for a cup of tea and a chat (there is no tea break during the session).

Charge for attending these sessions: £10 (waged) and £5 (unwaged).