Breathworks exists to alleviate human suffering. The Breathworks Team help people who are living with pain or other long-term physical health conditions. They also help people living with stress. They help people help themselves and others using Mindfulness-Based techniques.

Monthly Midweek Follow-up Sessions led by Singhamati

For those who have already completed an 8-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress Course (with any Breathworks tutor)

These sessions are an ideal opportunity to maintain and boost your daily mindfulness practice, keeping it alive and vibrant to support your health and wellbeing. They’re 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.

There will be sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday 11 April

Wednesday 27 June

Wednesday 25 July

Sessions run start promptly at 1pm and finish by 3pm, 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).

There is a charge for attending these sessions of £10 waged and £5 unwaged.


Mindfulness for Health Course at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre

Next course: Wednesdays 25 April – 13 June, 1.00-3.30pm

Singhamati writes:

The Breathworks Mindfulness for Health 8-week course has been specifically developed to help people living with pain and illness to improve health and wellbeing. It is also beneficial for those living with stress. Personally, I gained a great deal from it as it has been crucial to helping me stay well, happy and to live a full life, alongside having a lifelong illness. I’m really pleased to be able to offer this opportunity: integrating my love of the course, with my expertise as a physiotherapist, alongside my other work as Chair of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.

Whether you are new to mindfulness practice or an old hand in want of a timely reminder, I hope you will join me for this intensive, life changing course. Participants will be asked to complete daily home practice, weekly reading of the Mindfulness for Health book and aspire to attend all 8 sessions.

Booking is essential, with a limited number of spaces available.

Led by: Singhamati, qualified Breathworks trainer and physiotherapist

Venue: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8AB

Cost: £200 waged / £120 unwaged

Enquires about the course: or 07766 457180


Find out more about the benefits of the Mindfulness for Health course at:


Mindfulness-based Stress Management Course

Next course: Mondays 14 May – 9 July (no session 28 May) 7.00–9.00pm

Do you find yourself over thinking and dwelling on the past and future? Do you find it difficult to switch off? Do you suffer from stress or anxiety?

Come learn new skills to help you deal with life’s challenges. This course has been proven to help people manage stress more effectively, develop emotional resilience, increase self-confidence and improve inter-personal relationships.

Led by: Parveen Poonia, a qualified and experienced mindfulness trainer with an MSc in Teaching Mindfulness from Bangor University

When: Every Monday, 14 May – 9 July, (no session 28 May)

Optional whole  day session: Sunday 24 June, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Venue: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8AB

Cost: £200 waged / £120 unwaged

Booking is essential, with a limited number of spaces available. First check with Parveen to ensure the course is right for you. Call her on 07837 412884or email: . Then book with the Buddhist Centre office at

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a combination of ancient wisdom and cognitive science. It teaches people to pay attention to the present moment, rather than worrying or fretting about the past or future, and to let go of negative thoughts.

The goal of MBCT is to interrupt these automatic processes and teach us to focus less on reacting to incoming stimuli, and instead accept and observe them without judgment. Our reaction becomes more of a reflection. Through mindfulness we learn to become more aware of what’s happening in the ‘present moment’, bringing our attention to our thoughts, feelings and body sensations as they happen, with an attitude of acceptance and kindness. Through greater awareness of our experience we learn to identify the thoughts and feelings that exacerbate a stressful situation, and give ourselves greater freedom to choose how we respond.

The course includes eight two-hour weekly sessions, an optional whole day of mindfulness practice, a course manual and recordings of mindfulness practices. Participants will be expected to aspire to attend the eight weekly sessions.


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