Mindfulness for Health

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.

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.


We also run other mindfulness-based courses to help you with life’s challenges, as well as follow-up seesions to support your continuing practice of mindfulness. You can find more information about all our mindfulness-based courses, and details of how to book yourself a place, on our Birmingham Mindfulness website.


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