Mindfulness is best defined as “… paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat Zinn)

Through a mixture of psychological education and learning both informal and formal practices (meditations) people start to become calmer and more focused. This helps create more resilient individuals who can deal better with life’s ups and downs.

I deliver a workplace adaptation of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). This was co-developed by Prof Mark Williams who founded the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) at the University of Oxford.

I offer a range of mindfulness courses which can be delivered in your workplace or educational setting:

A one-hour Introduction to Mindfulness course.
This gives an overview of how mindfulness works, the psychology and neuroscience underpinning it and a practice/meditation so that participants gain some knowledge and are able to discuss and reflect on their experience

A one-hour Mindful Behaviours at Work course.
Following on from the one-hour intro course, this hour-long session demonstrates how to use mindfulness techniques in everyday working life; from managing to-do lists, emails and meetings to dealing with distraction and increasing focus and attention.

A half-day Workshop.
Combining the above two courses with additional guided practices I can offer a more bespoke course to give you a more in-depth introduction to mindfulness. 

A one-hour Guided Formal Practice/Meditation Session.
For people who may already have a mindfulness or meditation background I offer an hour of three guided practices (meditations) with enquiry to help deepen people’s practice. 

Six-week Workplace Mindfulness course (one hour per week/90 mins per week).
Groups meet once a week for an hour to look at how they can move from stressful/anxious behaviours to calmer, wiser ones by developing focus, present-moment non-judgmental awareness. Course participants learn about the neuroscience and psychology underpinning mindfulness and how the brain can be ‘rewired’ in positive ways through regular practice. Participants are given recorded meditations which can be used for daily practice.

Four-week Mindfulness for Innovation course (one hour per week/90 mins per week).
Based on the six-week course, this innovation course uses mindfulness practices to help develop focus, nurture ideas, develop resilience and see those ideas through to fruition. Participants are given recorded meditations which can be used for daily practice.

Bespoke courses can be created on request based on client’s requirements.

How to book:

I can be booked to run mindfulness courses in your workplace or educational setting. To explore how I could help you with your mindfulness requirements please contact me on ashley@mindfulnessandcoaching.co.uk or 01245 843512.