Just breathing.  Perhaps simply taking a moment to notice breathing and the movement of the breath in the body.  Taking a moment to "go back to basics" and re-connect with the breath.  It is all to easy to seek new experiences and different ways of bringing mindfulness into our lives ... and to get carried away with these new quests.  It's also helpful to remember that we already know how to be mindful and that we have a constant, vibrant reminder with us at all times if only we pay it some attention.
Returning to mindfulness is only a breath away.

More moments...

Thank you to all who have attended my courses, retreats or have been connected in any way.  Our sharing of experience and co-created learning has led to my registration on the UK Teachers Network Listing as a Mindfulness Teacher (website).  I am grateful to you all.

A Day of Mindfulness often helps us to re-connect with our practice and  re-evaluate what's best for our well-being.  Each Day is open to anyone with experience of mbsr meditation (e.g. completion of 8-week course or an on-line course or a distance learning course).

The Day of Mindfulness at The Fintry Trust, Brook, Godalming was an rich experience, and we were lucky enough with the weather to be able to practice in their beautiful gardens.  The next Day of Mindfulness at Fintry will be Saturday 14 December 2019 in their new purpose-built studio.  Cost £40 (please bring your own packed lunch; refreshments provided).  Please contact me for details or if you wish to request a concessionary rate.

The next Day Retreat (9.30am - 3.30pm/4pm) at Hascombe will be in the spring. Cost £40. Please contact me for details or if you wish to request a concessionary rate. 

If you would like to attend future days or 'top-up practice sessions', please let me know and I will add you to the mailing list.

For those looking for further opportunities to keep their mindfulness practice alive, do have a look at the West Surrey Mindfulness Network website.  It endeavours to list current courses and mindfulness events offered by local Teachers following the Good Practice Guidelines.  Please contact these teachers directly.

For those interested in more mindfulness training and opportunities, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre is running Masterclasses for the MBCT course.  

Other training opportunities can be found on CMRP Bangor's website.  Or on the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers' website.  If you are already a mindfulness teacher and are looking to connect with other teachers, please refer to Friends of Bangor website.  I will be hosting a Day of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion with Ali Lambie in Oxford on 14 March 2020 on behalf of Friends of Bangor.  Please email me if you are interested in joining us (you do not have to be a FoB member).

The Mindfulness in Schools Project.  Please go direct to their website for details.  If anyone is interested in bringing this Programme to their school in the future, please do get in touch.

You can access the guided meditations that we use on the course here: CD 1 and CD 2.  Please may I respectfully remind you that these are made available to support the course and for your personal use only.

What graduates are saying...

R writes:
Thank you ... it has been challenging but superb!

S writes:
You have literally changed my life.  Thank you for running these courses.

O writes:
You have a gentleness and joie de vivre that invites us to walk the path of mindfulness with you.

M writes:
Thank you so much for the care you have shown each of us on the course ..... you are a great example of mindfulness in action!

M writes:
Thank you for being a gentle and truthful teacher.  The subtlety of your teaching has really stayed with me ... I can at times sit with an awareness and gratitude to my harder lessons in life because of your style of teaching.

V writes:
Thanks so much for the course, which I have gained a great deal from for both myself, my clients and the kids at school. It was a privilege to share the experience with such a warm and engaging group.

M writes:
"I would like to thank you for your insightful, intuitive and profound guidance .... I am really enjoying my (albeit at times, challenging) journey.  Who would have thought that 5 minutes of mindful awareness could bring me so much.  Above all thank you for your compassion ..... thank you for being such a generous spirit."

Javier writes:
"... I love it that you walk the talk ..."

Sarra Whicheloe, Iyengar Yoga Teacher writes:

"A person who truly cares, Gill is a gentle and sensitive teacher.  This course has taught me an essential life skill".  If you would like to contact Sarra, please see her website.

Judi writes:
"What a wonderful course.  I very much enjoyed the whole thing and I learned so much.  Mindfulness is now my way of life!"

Ian writes:
"Interesting, insightful and have taken away everyday practices that can be applied whenever and wherever"

Others write/report:
".... I was worried aboout whether I could remain in silence for a whole day ... but the Day Retreat was a delight!  Thank you for holding the space open for us in such a gentle way ...."
".... it has been lovely to experience your kindness first hand.  Thank you for introducing me to mindfulness."
".... thank you for helping me recognise my thoughts ... and to know that I can choose which ones to follow!...... "
".... thank you for introducing me to 'the bucketful of kindness'.  I take it everywhere with me now!.... "
".... I have found mindfulness to be very helpful with the more difficult things that life has thrown at me [since completing the course] ..." (a course graduate on returning to a Follow On practice day)
".... something profound happened ... thank you for holding the space for it to unfold ...."
".... I was surprised that I could feel so comfortable with the group ... even though they were strangers!"
".... I felt very safe and secure in your group sessions, so it was easy to share my experiences (even the difficult ones) ... "
".... and mindfulness to be an absolutely essential part of my recovery ..."
".... amazing, reassuring, found it helpful having the volunteer co-facilitating the group ..."
".... the mindful walking was the most useful, as we walk all the time ...."
".... positively challenging, the group motivates .... "
".... the course has encouraged me to make some important changes ...."
".... thank you for walking the first few feet on the mindfulness path with me ...."
".... thank you for teaching me that everything in life can be a mindfulness teacher ...."
".... you have made me enthusiastic about Mindfulness, by experiencing what it has done for me and by witnessing the changes within the group ..."
".... you had a delicate way of introducing us to the key skills of mindfulness; and so it was easier to engage with the practice and wait to see what unfolded ..."