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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week morning course: Huntingdon, starts Fri. 15th March.2019

Barbara Reid

Friday, 15 March 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week morning...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Earlybird course fee £215 (limited numbers) 8 Mar 2019 £215.00 £0.00
Full price course fee £245 (when no more earlybird places) 8 Mar 2019 £245.00 £0.00

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 an 8-week course for personal development, health and well-being


Dates & time:             15 March (10am-12noon) -Session 1  

                                    22 March (10am-12noon) - Session 2  

                                    29 March (10am-12noon) - Session 3  

                                    5 April (10am-12noon) - Session 4  

                                    12 & 19 April: no classes

                                    26 April (10am-12noon) - Session 5  

                                    3 May(10am-12noon) - Session 6  

                                    10 May  (10am-12noon) - Session 7  

                                    17 May (10am-12noon) - Session 8


Course teacher:         Sam Wareing


Venue:                         Equilibrium, Huntingdon 


We are pleased to let you know that we are offering a daytime  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme in Huntingdon, starting in March 2019, and based at Equilibrium Yoga and Well-being Centre.  The course is suitable for anyone who would like to establish a regular personal Mindfulness practice, achieve better emotional balance, and develop lasting skills in managing stress, particularly the stress that derives from health concerns. It is supported with a comprehensive course workbook and audio materials. We hope you might join us!

                                                                           Barbara Reid, Growing Edges - everyday Mindfulness 


About Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be defined as knowing what is happening, while it is happening, without preference or judgement. By being mindful we develop self-acceptance and compassion both towards ourselves and to others. Learning to practice Mindfulness can help to bring us back to our direct experience and to the present moment. It prompts us to re-examine the relationship we have with our experience of day-to-day life and its problems, dramatically improving the quality of our lives and expanding our resources for coping with stress.

Mindfulness is generally taught in courses which are commonly referred to as ‘8-week courses’, of which this is one. These structured training programmes are delivered by trained teachers with their own personal Mindfulness practice. They have been heavily researched and we know that they are effective. The NHS and the Mental Health Foundation are both enthusiastic about how they can help people. 

This course provides a firm foundation in Mindfulness practices and skills.  It blends together the skills contained within Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as taught by Mark Williams at the Centre for Mindfulness at Oxford University.  It also incorporates kindness, self-compassion and acceptance practices. 


The course

The programme enables participants to bring Mindfulness practice and qualities into their own lives, to become familiar with the range of core practices, and to devise their own personal practice to support the development of their own Mindfulness.  The classes will be experiential and practical. The key practices will be introduced, and there will be opportunities to reflect on and inquire into what we notice as we practice together, and alone. As the programme progresses, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about recognising and responding to problems and difficulties, and bringing Mindfulness skills into daily life. 

The sessions are developmental, and participants are provided with full learning support, in the form of a course handbook and practice CDs or audio downloads.  Please note that to gain the maximum benefit from the course, participants are encouraged to commit to home practice of around 45 minutes a day outside the weekly sessions, using the handbook and CDs for guidance  

The weekly sessions will take place in a safe and relaxed context, with space for reflection and conversation. The emphasis will be on providing space for Mindfulness practice to unfold, and bringing kindness and a light heart to this process.


Who the course is for

Most of us can benefit from developing Mindfulness. Whether we come to the practices out of personal curiosity, from a place of stress, because of an illness or trauma, or because of a work interest, Mindfulness can reconnect us with the parts of our life experience that we avoid or that we unconsciously miss out on. Some people join the courses for personal reasons, others because they are interested in bringing the principles into their work. Whatever your interest, the first step is to establish a firm foundation of Mindfulness practice for yourself.  This course focuses on helping you to make this step, and then maintain your commitment.



The course is developmental, and attendance at all sessions is needed in order to really derive benefit from the programme.  The dates are as above. 


The teacher

The course is led by Sam Wareing who is an fully trained teacher of Mindfulness-Based Approaches with Growing Edges, and working towards the standards laid down by the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teachers and Teacher Trainers.  She is an integrative counsellor and supervisor in private practice, working with individuals and groups, with a prior background in secondary school education. She trained as a Mindfulness teacher with Barbara Reid at Growing Edges, and is committed to her own personal practice and supervision. 


Equilibrium Yoga Centre

Equilibrium is in central Huntingdon, and has ample parking nearby. The studios asre comforable and informal.  For more information about the Centre, please go to their website: 



The fee for the course is £245, which is payable in advance. Earlybird fee: £215 (limited numbers).  The fee includes tuition, a learning manual and audios (available as downloads or on memory stick).  


Further information

For more information about the content of classes, or whether the course is right for you, or about Mindfulness in general, please contact Barbara Reid at Growing Edges (contact details below).


Registering for a place

Please complete the on-line registration form if possible and pay online. You can do this by clicking on the 'order now' tab on this page.  The web-link is:   

IMPORTANT: Please also note the following when making your booking:

- All participants will be required to complete a personal information form before starting the course. This will be sent to you on receipt of your registration form, and must be returned before the course starts.

- Occasionally the teacher may consider that it is not the right time for you to start a course (for example because of recent trauma or illness), and may suggest you delay and sign on to a later course. 

-  Please note that we are unable to make any refunds after 8th March, or once the course has started.  

- The minimum class size is 6 people. It is seldom necessary, but if we receive fewer than 6 registrations, we reserve the right to reschedule the class to start at a later date. If the rescheduled dates do not suit you, we will refund the course fee in full.

The course uses audio learning materials which are available on memory stick, or they may be streamed or downloaded for you to play on ipod, phone, mp3 player, tablet or computer. Please ensure you have the means to access and play these materials before you start the course. Contact the teacher if you're unsure.

- Certificates of attendance and participation are available on request, and only to participants who attend all sessions. Tutorials may be available by arrangement with the teacher for missed sessions for anyone for whom full attendance is a pre-requisite to enter subsequent training. Tutorials are £50 a session (one hour).

- The course does not qualify participants to teach others. The main function of the course is to help participants establish their own personal practice.


Contact details 

Please contact Growing Edges if you have any questions:

Barbara Reid, 

m: 07970 877092




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Equilibrium Yoga and Wellbeing Centre
2 Ferrars Road
PE29 3DH Huntingdon
United Kingdom

Friday, 15 March 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT)

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