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8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course - Free of charge - an invitation to LGBT Plus

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This 8 week Mindfulness Course will be held live, online on Zoom, in a safe and confidential environment. This carefully-structured course runs over a series of 2 hr, weekly sessions, beginning Monday 16th August - 6pm - 8pm. It includes short talks, guided mindfulness exercises and feedback sessions. From being nervous, apprensive, curious or even suspicious at the start of the course, participants usually complete it with a greatly improved sense of well-being and optimism, having experienced and seen for themselves the benefits of mindfulness both in the short and long-term. A course booklet and a complete set of audio-guided mindfulness practices are also included. Appropriate support is always on-hand for participants between sessions where necessary.

How can Mindfulness help me?

Mindfulness is commonly understood as: “living in the present moment.” Simple? Well yes maybe - but not easy! Mindfulness training, shows us how to become more fully aware in each moment, while also caring about what’s happening, for our own well-being and potentially that of others too. This means taking responsibility for our lives by beginning to explore what’s really going on inside and why.

What will I learn?

You will learn what the key mindfulness skills, techniques and practices are, and why we practice them.

You will learn how to care for yourself better – by being more open, curious and kind, towards what unfolds in your life – whatever it is - thinking of it less as a relentless struggle and more a series of unique processes.

You will learn how to soothe, support and heal yourself into a better place, particularly in times of emotional difficulty.

You will learn how to fully engage with mindfulness as you begin to integrate it into your daily life.

Meet Carol - your trainer

Hi – When choosing mindfulness course, it always helps to have some idea of the person who will be teaching you. We’re all drawn to different people for different reasons – so here’s a little about me - to help you make the right choice for you!

I’ve been studying and training in mindfulness since the 1980s when I spent 5 years living and studying at Scotland’s Samye Ling Monastery. It was here that I first encountered ‘mindfulness’, so deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, (among other faiths and traditions), and now more widely recognised, interpreted and consequently accessible to all, as secular mindfulness. These early years at Samye Ling, principally under the guidance of the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche, impressed on me the importance of nourishing the key human qualities of loving kindness and compassion as one progresses through life – for our own benefit - and crucially for that of others too. This lies at the very heart of mindfulness, and it is on this strong foundation that all my mindfulness training is based.

I’m a Mindfulness Association registered teacher, certified to teach the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) and the Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC). I am also teacher-registered with BAMBA. (British Association of Mindfulness Approaches). I also hold a P.G. Diploma in Mindfulness Studies from Aberdeen University. In addition, and in keeping with the UK Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers, continuous professional development (CPD), has most recently involved further in-depth training in insight and compassion; in trauma sensitive mindfulness; in gender awareness; and embodiment. I see clients on a one-to-one basis, in situ while Covid permits, and I also teach on ZOOM, which opens my courses to (English speaking) people living anywhere in the world.

I've worked with people from many walks of life in recent years, and my specific experience clearly informs me that mindfulness has much to offer people living in deprived and/or isolated rural communities. My personal life experience also inspires and equips me to work regularly with the LGBT Plus community where other forms of support where it might count, is frequently unavailable.

I look forward to meeting you.

with kindness

Carol Carr


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Meet Carol Carr - your trainer

Hi – When choosing mindfulness course, it always helps to have some idea of the person who will be teaching you. We’re all drawn to different people for different reasons – so here’s a little about me - to help you make the right choice for you!

I’ve been studying and training in mindfulness since the 1980s when I spent 5 years living and studying at Scotland’s Samye Ling Monastery. It was here that I first encountered ‘mindfulness’, so deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism, (among other faiths and traditions), and now more widely recognised, interpreted and consequently accessible to all, as secular mindfulness. These early years at Samye Ling, principally under the guidance of the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche, impressed on me the importance of nourishing the key human qualities of loving kindness and compassion as one progresses through life – for our own benefit - and crucially for that of others too. This lies at the very heart of mindfulness, and it is on this strong foundation that all my mindfulness training is based.

I’m a Mindfulness Association registered teacher, certified to teach the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) and the Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC). I am also teacher-registered with BAMBA. (British Association of Mindfulness Approaches). I also hold a P.G. Diploma in Mindfulness Studies from Aberdeen University. In addition, and in keeping with the UK Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers, continuous professional development (CPD), has most recently involved further in-depth training in insight and compassion; in trauma sensitive mindfulness; in gender awareness; and embodiment. I see clients on a one-to-one basis, in situ while Covid permits, and I also teach on ZOOM which opens my courses to (English speaking) people living anywhere in the world.

I have worked with a diverse range of course attendees in recent years, and this has clearly informed me that mindfulness has much to offer people living in deprived and/or isolated rural communities. My personal experience also inspires and equips me to work regularly with the LGBT Plus community where other forms of support where it might count, is frequently unavailable.

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