Mindfulness for Health

Are you are living with long-term illness, pain or fatigue? Does it leave you feeling depleted, isolated or overwhelmed?

If you’re ready to learn how to relate to your physical condition in a different way, so that it no longer controls you and stops you from enjoying life, then a Mindfulness for Health course could be for you.

Over the course of eight weeks you will learn key skills and tools to help you live well with your pain and illness, rather than fighting against it.

Mindfulness for Health course content includes:

  • how to manage pain, illness and fatigue in daily life
  • how to breathe into the present moment and find choice
  • breath and body awareness
  • gentle mindful movement and relaxation
  • mindfulness meditation practice, including cultivating kindliness towards yourself and empathy for others.

Course evaluation data shows participants experience significant improvements in:

  • quality of life
  • pain interference with daily life
  • daily activity levels despite pain
  • pain catastrophising
  • fatigue severity and interference with daily life
  • emotional distress, anxiety and depression.

The course handbook is ‘Mindfulness for Health’ by Vidyamala Burch and Dr Danny Penman, first prize winner in the 2014 British Medical Association Awards (Popular Medicine category).

Each session is 2.5 hours long and participants are asked to commit to a short daily home practice between sessions. Groups are generally between 8-16 people. You will be provided with CDs or downloads for home practice and a course workbook.

Why choose this Breathworks Mindfulness course?

The Breathworks approach to Mindfulness-Based Pain Management (MBPM) is the most comprehensive, in-depth, scientifically up-to-date and user-friendly approach to learning the how of living with chronic pain and reclaiming one’s life that I know of…..I admire Vidyamala tremendously… her approach could save your life and give it back to you.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Contact me to find out about my next Mindfulness for Health course in Oxford via email at info@mindfulnessinoxford.com or by joining the Mindfulness in Oxford mailing list.

MfH May-July 2019