Who Is This Programme For?
Mindfulness-Based Resilience & Flourishing is for YOU if any of these apply:
1️⃣ Stress, pain or struggle prevents you from enjoying life more
2️⃣ You can be easily distracted and find it hard to stay focussed
3️⃣ You wish you could treat yourself more kindly and be less self-critical
4️⃣ You're prone to overreacting and feel emotions can ‘get the better of you’
5️⃣ It’s hard to 'switch off', even when the busyness has stopped
6️⃣ You rarely feel satisfied, even after getting the things you want
7️⃣ You want to be more present for family and friends, but it's hard
8️⃣ You long to feel happier and more in control of your 'inner-world'
9️⃣ You’re open to learning new ways of relating positively to your life
🔟 You’re looking for a truly sustainable approach to authentic wellbeing
IMAGINE if you could face life’s difficulties with ease, WHILE developing genuine inner-happiness.
In what ways would your life improve if you could respond elegantly to WHATEVER comes your way?
What would it mean to you to live from a place of greater balance, inner-wellbeing and contentment?
First of all, let’s acknowledge that life can be hard. Really hard sometimes.
Mindfulness-Based Resilience & Flourishing (MBRF) provides a beautiful alternative to ‘struggling through the stress’ or ‘wondering how to be happy’.
This isn't a typical mindfulness programme!
It’s a unique, practical pathway for learning how to engage with ALL of life skilfully, with wisdom and greater peace of mind.
Whether you’re suffering with stress, anxiety, pain (physical or emotional), or simply looking for a way to feel more joyfully connected to (and with) your life, MBRF might be the perfect gift you could give to yourself.
Why is MBRF different to other mindfulness programmes?
Mindfulness-Based Resilience & Flourishing provides a more comprehensive and far-reaching approach to mindfulness than can be found in other programmes available today.
Courses such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) have helped many thousands of people to alleviate / manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, while promoting well-being. These brilliant 8-week, evidence-based courses teach participants techniques and principles that are proven to be extremely effective.
However, mindfulness carries a far greater potential for healthy and happy living than is covered on these trainings.
The MBRF approach is to teach you in a way that helps you understand and internalise mindfulness more deeply, and for the positive implications to have a more profound and far-reaching effect in your life.
To do this, MBRF equips you with:
The Best of Modern Mindfulness
MBRF contains all the core components of both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This means you receive the same level of evidence-based guidance that has been internationally recognised as the gold standard for over 40 years.
You’ll learn the practices, techniques and skills that help to strengthen your resilience, transform your relationship with stress, and cultivate your inner-wellbeing.
+ Secular Buddhist Wisdom
Although mindfulness has become popular and widely taught in the West in recent years, it is not a new discovery. It is rooted in ancient Buddhist tradition, where it’s considered essential for the cultivation of inner-peace and freedom.
Reconnecting to its origins, MBRF teaches you there are many more positive consequences and benefits of mindfulness that go beyond ‘stress reduction’. By learning the key practical elements of Buddhist philosophy, you’ll practice seeing and engaging with life in a new and wonderfully rich way.
+ Positive Psychology
Modern neuroscience and psychological research continues to uncover surprising truths about what makes human beings authentically happy. These findings form the basis of proven, actionable strategies for increasing wellbeing, life satisfaction and general flourishing.
These evidence-backed practices perfectly complement mindfulness and Buddhist philosophy. Therefore, MBRF incorporates the ‘science of happiness’, alongside traditional mindful methods that have supported human growth for millennia.
What To Expect & What's Included
A 12-Week Journey To Last A Lifetime
MBFR is an online group programme that takes place over 12 weekly teacher-led sessions. It provides expert tuition in a friendly, supportive environment, giving you everything you need to continue developing between each session, and beyond.
✅ 12 x 2hr weekly online group sessions.
✅ Group size limited to 12 participants.
✅ Sessions include teacher-led tuition, guided meditations, mindfulness exercises, group / breakout discussions.
✅ Friendly, supportive, and enjoyable learning environment with like-minded people.
✅ Everything you need for practicing between sessions, inc. session notes and summaries, recorded meditations, worksheets, mindfulness exercises, and resources for additional learning.
✅ Life-time access to the user-friendly, participant only, online resource centre.
✅ Additional email or WhatsApp support throughout the programme.
Please note, daily ‘home practice’ is an important part of learning mindfulness. Please consider you ability and willingness to commit to this before booking. For more info, see the FAQ section below.
Week 1 - How To Be Present:
Introduction to mindfulness and the MBRF journey. Here you will understand how to ‘switch off your auto-pilot’ in order to become present and grounded, before learning the principles and practice of mindful meditation.
Week 2 - Coming Home To The Body:
Understanding the important role your body plays in your ability to live mindfully. You’ll start learning to fine-tune your awareness and recognise how your physical experience is a gateway to ‘being in the moment’.
Week 3 - Dealing With Difficulty:
Exploring the foundation of Buddhist philosophy and what it teaches us about alleviating our stress and suffering. You’ll learn what the mind needs in order to be authentically happy, and the mindful art of ‘letting go’.
Week 4 - Unravelling Stress & Reactivity:
Learning to respond rather than react. You’ll discover how to be aware of the subtle triggers that lead to automatic, unhelpful reactions. This helps you to create the space to choose skilful responses and influence positive outcomes.
Week 5 - Building Self-Compassion:
Making friends with your mind. You’ll be taught practices for developing a wise and compassion relationship with yourself, allowing you to transform self-criticism and judgment into self-supportive gestures and actions.
Week 6 - Compassion For Others:
Gaining wise insight about the intentions and actions of others, to strengthen meaningful connection and deepen relationships. You’ll learn how to practice having compassion for all and realise the benefits to your own wellbeing.
Week 7 - Communicating Mindfully:
Learning the essential skill of mindful speaking and listening. You’ll develop the ability to remain present, open and receptive when communicating with others, while sharing truthfully and honouring boundaries.
Week 8 - Taking In The Good:
Counteracting the mind’s natural negativity bias. Using scientifically validated methods, you’ll learn how to train your brain to have and store more pleasant experiences, helping you to more naturally notice and savour the good in life.
Week 9 - Generosity & Appreciation:
Exploring key ‘trainable’ qualities that are known to promote authentic happiness. You’ll be guided in how and why to cultivate a spirit of wonder, generosity (to self and others), and genuine gratitude for that which supports you.
Week 10 - The Story of ‘ME’:
Investigating your true nature. By understanding the Buddhist teaching of Inter-Being, you’ll learn how to take your ‘self’ less seriously, helping you to view life with more clarity and feel deeply connected with world around you.
Week 11 - Prioritising Wellbeing:
A deeply practical session to create personalised strategies and plans for putting your happiness and wellbeing at the centre of your life. A wonderful chance to get and give meaningful support in a collaborative environment.
Week 12 - Set For Life:
Not an end, but a new beginning. You’ll receive practical guidance on how to continue and deepen your mindfulness practice well into the future. This really is a 12-week journey that lasts a lifetime.
Book Your Place Here
MBRF Starting Saturday 6th April 2024
Session Dates: 6th Apr, 13th Apr, 20th Apr, 4th May, 11th May, 18th May, 25th May, 1st Jun, 8th Jun, 15th Jun, 22nd Jun, 29th Jun.*
*no session on 27th April.
Times: 9.30am-11.30am (UK)
Delivered online via Zoom