Courses in Mindfulness

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The 8 Week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

is a training in the practice of mindfulness through 8 weekly classes of two and a half hours. Mindfulness is learned through mindfulness meditation practices. Home practice of about an hour per day is a vital part of the course.

The aim is to help develop new ways of handling challenging physical sensations, feelings, moods or experiences; to deepen understanding of the way we think, feel and react to stress and to understand and practice mindful responses to stress.

What are the benefits?

Evidence-based research has shown that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress, while learning to live life more fully. The MBSR programme has helped people with:
Illness and chronic pain, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, asthma, skin disorders.
Anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Learning self-care, enhancing well-being and dealing more effectively with life’s ups and downs.

People completing MBSR programmes report that they gain lasting benefits, such as:
More energy and enthusiasm.
A greater capacity for relaxation.
More self-confidence
An increased ability to handle stressful situations.

Dates and location(s) of the next available Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course(s) are given below. Click on the course information link for full details. Read the information carefully before completing the application form.

One to One courses

There is much benefit to be gained from learning with others in a group-based course. However, if this is not accessible for you then it is possible to follow the course on a one to one basis. Please enquire for details.

Other Events

If you have already completed a course in mindfulness and would like to refresh, sustain and deepen your mindfulness practice, take a look at the days of mindfulness practice; drop-in practice sessions and residential mindfulness retreats offered.

Introductory courses/workshops

These are offered as a day or evening session. I can offer bespoke introductions and welcome enquiries from organisation.

Mindfulness Courses 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An 8 week Course

Please note that I am taking a break from teaching for health reasons.

Usually courses are held during the day at:

Newton and Bywell Community Hall, Newton near Stocksfield, NE43 7UL

Located just off the A69, 15 minutes from the Newcastle Western bypass (travelling west) and 6 miles east of Hexham

Usual Cost: £250 (£115 concessions- please enquire for details)

Drop in to Practice

Session dates in 2019:

Thursdays   (normally first Thursday of the month)

Next session 7 March 2019

then Thursday 4 April 2019; Thursday 2 May 2019

Time: 7.30-9.00pm
Teacher: Linda Corbally and/or Susannah Crump
Bodywork Centre, 4 Eastgate, Hexham, NE46 1BH
Pay on the day. Cost: £5.00 per session (Concessions pay whatever you can afford).
These one and a half hour sessions are an opportunity to come and join with others in guided mindfulness practice and dialogue. They are for anyone who has some experience of practicing mindfulness and would like support in refreshing, deepening and sustaining their mindfulness practice. You are welcome to come to every session or simply drop in occasionally. There is no need to book – just come as you are.

A day of Mindfulness Practice

Course dates: Usually 3 times a year

Next one:  Saturday 16 March 9.45am to 3.30pm

Please see
Course teacher:  Gwennie Fraser
Newton and Bywell Community Hall, Newton, near Stocksfield, NE43 7UL
Cost: £38 (£22 Concessions)

All those who have completed an 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course are invited to join us for a guided and structured day of mindfulness practice. This is an opportunity to deepen and refresh our practice with others who integrate mindfulness into their lives and work, and to experience a quiet day of just being.

To book a place email

Evening Introduction to Mindfulness

Date: 2019 to be confirmed
Teacher: Susannah Crump
Venue to be confirmed
Cost: £16/£9 (concessions)

To express interest email:

An opportunity to find out more about mindfulness, how you can begin to develop it and the potential benefits to your life. We will do some short mindfulness practices and talk about them together.

5 Day Residential Mindfulness Retreat

An annual  5 day silent, residential mindfulness retreat for experienced mindfulness practitioners. This retreat provides an opportunity to deepen and develop personal meditation practice. We will move gradually into silence enabling a deepening awareness through guided mindfulness practices

Suitable for those who have taken a mindfulness-based eight-week course and are interested in developing and deepening their practice and have already had experience of a silent residential mindfulness retreat of at least two days.
If you are interested in future retreats email:
Venue Shepherds Dene Retreat Centre, Riding Mill, Northumberland
Shepherds Dene offers a spacious, comfortable, tranquil and supportive environment. All participants can be accommodated in single occupancy rooms. There is a fully accessible bedroom for wheelchair users.

(Note to mindfulness teachers: this retreat will fulfill the UK Network’s Good Practice Guidelines regarding attending an annual retreat).


Nourishing our lives with Mindfulness Day

Course date: next one in 2019 date tbc 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Course teacher: Susannah Crump
Shepherds Dene Retreat Centre, Riding Mill, NE44 6AF
Cost including lunch and refreshments: £48/£25 (concessions)

A day to offer care to yourself in this welcoming retreat centre. This day is suitable for those who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness, as well as those who are familiar with mindfulness practice and would like to share a gently nourishing day. The day will offer guidance in mindfulness practices and exploration of ways to bring mindfulness into our lives. It will include time outdoors in the beautiful natural environment of Shepherds Dene.

To express interest email: (or use the contact form at the top of the page)