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Mindfulness and Compassion
The Mindful Way to Reducing Stress  


"The benefit of this in the NHS for both staff and the population at large could be great"

"Should be available and promoted more widely in the NHS "

“Refreshed my memory of scientific research, re-invigorated my practice and I found it beneficial to share professional expertise”

Workshop Delegates



“I had attended an introduction to mindfulness session, so at the beginning of the 8 week MBSR course I felt like I had 2 or 3 pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that I was interested to find out more about.  Now, at the end, I feel like I have between 70 and 80 pieces of what could be a 200 – 300 piece puzzle.  I can see the gaps though and have some idea of how they may be filled over time and with continued meditation practice.  I’ve also become conscious of the need to guard against trying to jam pieces in the wrong place and the importance of letting my understanding continue to grow over time”.


GP/MBSR course delegate




Mindfulness in Healthcare

Our understanding of the brain has been completely rewritten over the past three decades.  Please click here for information regarding research, NICE guidance, introducing mindfulness to patients and referring patients.


Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

A half-day introductory level workshop for healthcare professionals who would like to find out more about mindfulness.  These workshops are currently offered according to demand.  To express an interest or arrange to discuss the possibility of commissioning an in-house workshop for your place of work please email relax@yorkmbsr.co.uk.


Clinical Skills Workshop

A two-day skills development workshop for healthcare professionals who have completed an eight-week mindfulness course and are interested in integrating mindfulness into their work with patients/clients.  Please note that this workshop is not teacher training.  For those looking to teach mindfulness we would recommend having a look at the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations which gives guidance on good practice and teacher training organisations within the UK. 


If this is something you would like to explore further after the workshop then please let us know as we offer a supervised pathway in conjunction with an organisation called Mindflow.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses

8-week course teaching mindfulness meditation skills and proven stress reduction techniques.  An important pre-requisite to sharing mindfulness with patients / clients. 

MBSR courses are held in: York, Harrogate, Ripon, Doncaster, Hull & Beverley.  Click here for our next course dates.

MBSR Intensive

MBSR in a week! Not able to commit to an 8 week training course but keen to learn about meditation? Give yourself the gift of a well deserved break, the effects of which will open up the journey of a lifetime.

Click here for our next course dates.


Supervision and Skills Development

We warmly invite Healthcare Professionals who would like to develop both their personal practice and their use of mindfulness and compassion in a clinical context to join one of our Professional Supervision Groups.

Please email relax@yorkmbsr.co.uk for further information.






To reserve your place on one of our upcoming courses or events please visit:


For all other enquiries,

please contact Kim at:



01904 634710


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"I am amazed that mindfulness is not yet mainstream.  It's applications and principles cross every generation in dealing with the stressors of modern daily life.  As a Psychiatrist I can see its value with all service users I come across in my day to day practice.  It should be as widely available through the NHS as antidepressants and therapy as a treatment option.  Personally it has been one of the best things I have encountered.  It has made me a more thoughtful person, a better doctor, mum and wife."


Consultant Psychiatrist/

MBCT course delegate






York MBSR & Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

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