“Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World”


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do? Are you struggling to juggle your responsibilities and find “me time”?   Do you have a nagging feeling that there could be more to life?

By training yourself to become more aware of what is going on in the present moment, you can dramatically improve your well-being and sense of happiness.  Mindfulness is a well-researched way of alleviating stress and improving resilience.  Practical tools and skills will be taught in 8 weekly classes. Daily home practice of 10-20 minutes is recommended to fully benefit from the course.

This introductory course has been designed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, one of the leading global centres of mindfulness research, based at the University of Oxford.

“Want a happier, more content life? Mindfulness provides scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of everyday challenges and catastrophes” (Daniel Goleman)

Dates: 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13, 20 October (no class during half term), 3 & 10 November 2016

Time: 8 – 9.30pm

Location: Yoga Central Plus, 1 – 3 Greys Road, Henley on Thames, OX9 1SB

Cost: £195 (Early bird rate for bookings before 31 August 2016); £245 (Standard rate)

Includes: Course book “Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World” by Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman, with a CD & app of the home practices. 

Teacher: Tessa McEwan


Tessa trained to teach mindfulness at the University of Exeter and undertakes ongoing professional development there and at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  As well as teaching open courses for the public, she delivers corporate mindfulness training to professional services and law firms.

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Mindfulness Based Living Course


Join Mary Niker for an 8 week (16 hour) Mindfulness Based Living Course, starting in September 2016. It will take place on Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm at Yoga Central Plus, Greys Road, Henley. The course starts on 20th September


The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) has been developed based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn. The course is similar to other mindfulness based courses, such as MBCT or MBSR, but it also includes methods for nurturing self-compassion and compassion for others. The aims of MBLC are to help individuals develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and develop a sustained personal practice with a view to applying this into their everyday life. MBLC meets the Good Practice Guidelines and is a recognised course by the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers.

Course Overview

Week 1 – Start Where We Are ?This session we are recognising the unsettled mind and learning how to settle the mind in our practice.

Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present ?This session we are learning to work with the body as support for being present to reconnect with the felt sense of the present moment.

Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support ?This session we introduce sound as support for being present and reflect upon the attitude of non-striving in our practice.

Week 4 – Working with Distraction ?This session we are learning to work with distraction and introduce breath as a support for being present.

Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent ?This session explores the role of observing our experience and looking within to the undercurrent of attitudes and preferences that are influencing and develop our compassion based practices with the loving kindness meditation.

Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer ?This session we are reflecting upon our inner environment and training our attitude toward our experience.

Week 7 – Self-acceptance ?This session we are deepening our compassion based practices and learning about true acceptance.

Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life ?This session we are revisiting mindfulness support and reflecting on our journey and how we can deal with difficulty more skilfully. A certificate of completion is awarded to successful candidates.


This course is suitable for beginners or those seeking to deepen their practice. MBLC emphasizes embodiment of the practice and cultivating kindness and compassion for ourselves and others in our lives. Each session consists of explanation, guided practices and group reflection and inquiry. Also included are handbook, notes and guided meditation audio downloads.

MBLC is recognised by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teaching and meets the Good Practice Guidelines. You can see more about MBLC and research to support this here: http://mindfulnessassociation.net/MBLCResearch.aspx

To book contact Mary 07786194391 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "

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