Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives in a non-judgmental way. It has increasingly been found to be a very effective way of approaching many of the problems that we, as humans, suffer with in our daily lives, including depression, stress and anxiety, chronic health problems, and helps us to relate to whatever we experience more kindly. Mindfulness approaches involve regularly practising a series of exercises, including meditation, which still and quiet the mind, as well as finding opportunities to be present in daily life.

If you are interested in participating in a mindfulness programme, you may want to watch this video of one of Jon Kabat Zinn's early groups. It is a hospital context and some years old now, but still gives a really good sense of what it is like participating in a mindfulness group, and what the participants found helpful about it. You only need watch the first 45 minutes and it's available on vimeo here:.

Healing from within

Here are a collection of blogs summarising recent evidence from the Mental Elf - Evidence for mindfulness

 Julia completed her MSc thesis on how children apply mindfulness to the day-to-day challenges they face. This is available on the CMRP website here:

CMRP Masters Students' Research

Courses Julia can run:

  • MBSR
  • MBCT
  • 'Finding Peace in a Frantic World'  - MBCT for the general population including teachers
  • MBCT for Life (Developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • .b Foundations - MBCT for teachers
  • 'Nurturing Parents' - 8 week mindfulness course for parents (developed by Eluned Gold)
  • 'Paws b' - whole class programme for primary age children , years 4-6
  • Taster/ introduction sessions for adults, parents, teachers and teenagers
  • Adapted 8 week mindfulness courses for teenagers

  

Mindfulness Courses and Mindful Parenting Workshops at the Mindfulness Project

Julia runs mindful parenting workshops and 8-week mindfulness courses at the Mindfulness Project in Fitzroy Sq near Euston. Please check their website for details. 

 

Mindfulness Courses in West London

Julia will be running 'Breathing Space' - a mindfulness-based wellbeing course for parents- at West London Action for Children (www.wlac.org.uk) in the Spring term 2018. This is a course for parents, resident in Hammersmith and Fulham or Kensington and Chelsea, who are on a low income. If you think you may be eligible, please call West London Action for Children on 0207 352 1155 and ask about 'Breathing Space' or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or team@wlac.org.uk.

 

Please call or e-mail to discuss further if you would prefer to have the programme on a 1 to 1 basis, or a group in your workplace or other setting. She abides by the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses, which you can find here Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. Julia is a listed mindfulness teacher with UK Mindfulness Network.