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Harrogate - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week course (Thurs am)

The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 10:00 - Thursday, 22 March 2018 at 12:30

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Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
MBSR Early Bird Rate
Extended - £25 off standard tickets booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Ended £235.00 £0.00
MBSR Standard Rate
Inclusive of 16+ hours tuition, all course materials, meditation recordings and inter-class support.
23 Jan 2018 £260.00 £0.00
Organisational Discount Rate
We have agreed employee discounts with a number of local organisations. This ticket option is applicable to these organisations only. If you are unsure as to whether or not your organisation has this offer in place please check with your HR/Staff Benefits team.
23 Jan 2018 £210.00 £0.00
Concessionary Rate
You may be eligible for this if you are on a low income, unemployed or unable to work due to ill-health. This rate also applies to those who have previously completed an 8-week course with us.
23 Jan 2018 £210.00 £0.00
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Event Details

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation as an effective and dependable counter-balance to the stresses of life. 


Course Overview

MBSR provides a gradual introduction to mindfulness meditation and stress reduction techniques over eight weekly classes.  Each class includes guided meditations, group discussions and practical exercises led by an experienced facilitator in a warm, friendly atmosphere with a maximum of 14 participants.   

Reported benefits of attending this course include:

  • A greater capacity for relaxation and calmness
  • Less worry, anxiety and depression
  • Enhanced emotional control, resourcefulness and resilience
  • Improved self-confidence and creativity
  • Better sleep quality


Who Can Attend 

This course is suitable for beginners, as well as those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice. 

We have a diverse range of participants on our MBSR courses, from students and parents of young children, to corporate directors and healthcare professionals.  Participants join for a variety of reasons; from simply taking the time to prioritise their wellbeing, to those who wish to adopt a complementary approach to managing health concerns such as high blood pressure, IBS, CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression. 

Course Schedule 

This course will be taught over eight classes from 25th January to 22nd March 2018 (with a half-term break on 15th February).  Each class will be between 2 and 2.5 hours long and will take place on Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00/12.30pm.  


Commitment Required

Please note that MBSR is not designed to be a "quick fix", relaxation class or group therapy session. This course teaches a valuable life skill, the development of which requires a personal commitment to attending all nine sessions and maintaining a regular meditation practice at home. Also, as each class builds on the preceding week, it is important that anyone who misses a class attends a "catch up session". We are happy to accommodate this in the case of illness etc., but regret that if more than two classes are missed you may not be able to finish the course. We therefore recommend carefully checking the course schedule below before reserving a place. Thank you.  

Course Facilitator

The facilitator for this course is Dr. Lauri Bower.

Lauri has 30 years experience of mindfulness and meditation practice, and has been managing courses and retreats for 15 years. She joined the York MBSR team in 2012 and has recently completed her Ph.D. in Mindfulness.  To date, over 300 people have completed mindfulness courses with Lauri.


Frequently Asked Questions 

What if I miss a class? 

We are happy to provide catch-up sessions for delegates who miss a class.  Catch-ups are usually provided on a one-to-one basis with the course instructor and take 30 minutes to complete.  There is a nominal charge of £15 for this service. 

Is there disabled access to the venue?

This meeting room is on the first floor and is fully accessible by wheelchair, via a lift.  A disabled toilet is available on the ground floor.  

What further information will I receive?  

All our delegates receive "Joining Advice" one week before their course commences.  This email will include information on the class schedule, venue and facilities, and a link to our "pre-course questionnaire" which we would be grateful if you could complete before the course commences.    

What is your cancellation policy?   

If you decide to cancel your place on this course, we will refund...

  • Your full course fee, minus a £20 administration charge, if we receive notice from you at least 7 days before the 1st class (in this instance you would also have the option of deferring on to a later course at no extra charge)
  • 75% of your course fee if notice is given before the 2nd class
  • 50% of your course fee if notice is given before the 3rd class
  • No refunds will be issued after the 3rd class

In the case that the course is cancelled by York MBSR, all course fees will be refunded in full.

Do you have questions about Harrogate - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week course (Thurs am)? Contact The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

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One Wellness
Mowbray Square Medical Centre
Mowbray Square
HG1 5AR Harrogate
United Kingdom

Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 10:00 - Thursday, 22 March 2018 at 12:30

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The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion offer a range of courses and events for individuals, healthcare professionals, schools and organisations centred on the practice of mindfulness meditation. 

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