So what happens after your eight-week course?
Most people find they need a context to help support an effective mindfulness practice. This is why we are committed to running monthly follow-up sessions and day retreats to support you after your eight-week course.
First Friday Follow-up Sessions
A follow-up session usually on the first Friday of each month, 11.00am-1.00pm. A great way to keep our own practice creative and alive, as well as offering support and friendship to others – an invaluable gift to yourself, each other and the world. Do join us!
Sessions: 2 October, 6 November, 4 December.
Cost: £10 waged / £5 unwaged
Booking: No need to book, but it will help Singhamati set up for the session if you let her know you are coming. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sessions start promptly and finish by 1.00pm. Feel free to arrive from 10.30pm and stay on after the class for a cup of tea and a chat (there is no tea break during the session). The sessions are only for those who have already completed an eight-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health or Stress Course (with any Breathworks tutor) or a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course.
Day retreats are a chance to go deeper with your mindfulness practice and to give yourself that space to take stock of how you are. A longer period of quiet sitting, moving and lying down practice in the morning, followed by a shared lunch, then a chance for discussion about mindfulness practice. We end the day with loving-kindness meditation. Day retreats run from 10.30am-4.00pm and we ask people to commit to attending the full day.
These days are only for those who have already completed an 8-week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health or Stress Course (with any Breathworks tutor) or a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course.
When: 2020 dates to be confirmed
Cost: £30 waged / £15 unwaged
Lunch: a hearty vegan soup and bread will be provided for lunch but please bring vegan/veggie savoury or sweet snacks to share.
Booking is essential. Email: email@example.com
Kindness Behaviour Training
Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) was established by Paramabandhu Groves, a consultant pschiatrist and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order based at Breathing Space in London. Singhamati will be running this course as a unique opportunity for people who have already completed a Breathworks Mindfulness for Health or Stress course.
This secular course explores mindfulness and kindness meditation, drawing also on Buddhist psychology, positive psychology and other therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapy. Deepening our capacity for kindness and compassion also strengthens mindfulness, as well as giving us additional tools to help stay well when living with physical health issues, stress and anxiety.
It is based on the book Mindful Emotion by Paramabandhu Groves and Jed Shamel, and we would strongly reccommend that you purchase a copy to read alongside the course. It is available from the bookshop at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre or online from Windhorse Publications. You can also find more about the benefits of the course from its founder here.
As always booking is essential. Spaces are limited and the course will need at least 8 participants to be viable.
Led by: Singhamati
When: 2020 dates to be confirmed
Cost: £120 waged / £80 unwaged
Enquires about the course: firstname.lastname@example.org