Upcoming Events and Courses

1) Mindfulness for Parents/Carers Taster Workshops at Central Quaker Meeting House

Our Mindfulness for Parents/Carers Taster Workshop is on Friday 10th January 2020 from 10am - 12 noon.  The cost for the two hour workshop is £10.  However if you book onto the course itself (see below), then the cost of the taster workshop is included in the course cost.  Book here.

2) Mindfulness for Parents and Carers Course at Central Quaker Meeting House

Our Mindfulness for Parents  and Carers Course starts on Friday 17th January 2020, 10am -12.30 and runs for 9 weeks (term time only) until the 27th March 2020.

You can find out details about our mindfulness course for parents and carers here.

To book a place on the above course please book online.  

3) Mindful Retreat Days

Our next Mindfulness Retreat day this Autumn takes place on:

Sunday 15th March 2020 10.30 - 4.30 - Yanley Court

Suitable for anyone who has completed the 8-week MBSR course (or similar) this gentle retreat offers valuable support for continuing and deepening practice.

Bring lunch, we'll provide drinks and snacks. £30.  

You can find out more about this day via our Retreat Day page.

We are taking bookings for this day (£30) so please get in touch if you would like to reserve a place or book a place for the above day online.

 

4) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Taster Workshop

We have two Taster Workshops taking place on Wednesday evenings on the 22nd January 2020 and the 5th February 2020.  The sessions will run for 2 hours 6.30 - 8.30pm at the Central Quaker Meeting House and the cost for the 2 hr workshop is £10.  This is included in the course cost of you decide to book for the course as well.  Please email us to reserve a place or book online.

5) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Our next MBSR course will run in early 2020 with a retreat day included in the price of the course.

The proposed dates for this course are:

Wednesday 26th February - 20th May 2020 (no sessions on 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd April). The course will also run at the Central Quaker Meeting House from 6.30 - 9pm.  The cost for the course is £250 (waged) and £200 (unwaged) with a deposit of £50 required to secure your booking.  You can pay for the course in instalments of £50/£20 if you prefer. This cost includes the taster sessions, the 9 sessions and the retreat day as well as handouts and recorded practices to keep.  You can book online.

5) Mindful Top Up Sessions

Our Top Up Sessions run on the first Monday of each month from 7- 8.30pm at 245 Glenfrome Road. These are informal sessions for those that have completed an 8 week mindfulness course, to reconnect with the practice.  

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our top up sessions or would like to attend a top up session.  To book a place on the next top up session please book online.

6) Moments of Mass Mindfulness (MOMM)

This is an annual event taking place on the same day and time across cities in the UK and world wide in order to bring mindfulness to the community while supporting Mental Health Awareness Week and promoting the benefits of mindfulness practice.  Next years event is taking place in May 2020.  If you would like further information about the Bristol event and courses in Bristol then please see Bristol Mindfulness.  If you would like to set up a Moment of Mass Mindfulness in your area then you can find out more info here.

Other Courses and Events Available

These courses are either based on us receiving grant funding or run according to demand within organisations or within the community, so please keep in touch about when these will next run.

 

Adopting Mindfulness

Who can apply

The course is for adoptive parents in the Adoption West Consortium with children in placement (pre and post adoption order).  You can find out more about this course here.

 

Cost / Funding

Clifton Children’s Society can arrange a block application to the Adoption Support Fund for those attending this course. Adoptive parents considering the course are advised to discuss their interest with their own adoption service in order for the necessary liaison with Clifton Children’s Society to take place.

Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness for Parents is a grant funded course that runs for 10 weeks.  We will run a series of these across Primary Schools in more deprived areas of Bristol.  

The aim of this course is to:

Look at how to manage the stress and frustration that comes from life as a parent.  This course supports parents to notice stressful situations and learn mindfulness-based techniques to respond calmly to children. 

When life gets tough, relationships with our children can be a source of additional worry and anxiety.  We sometimes feel we do not have the resources or time to respond to them in the way that we would wish.

Mindfulness for Parents will support you in your role as a parent. 

It will help you to:

  • Feel more confident about being a parent

  • Manage how stress and frustration affects you during difficult moments

  • Recognise and manage difficult / strong / uncomfortable emotions

  • Help you to talk with, and listen to your children

  • Strengthen the parent/child bond and improve your communication

Mindfulness for Schools

If you are interested in bringing Mindfulness into your school either for the teachers or the children then please get in touch and we can discuss the best way to bring this about.

Here is some information from Prof Katherine Weare about the impact that mindfulness can have on both teachers and children.