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Introduction to mindfulness

November 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm GMT


This is an introduction to mindfulness and includes mindfulness practices, the evidence behind mindfulness and practical ways to help you spend more time in the present moment.


This is an introduction to mindfulness course. In the three one-hour sessions, you will learn what mindfulness is and try out a number of brief mindfulness practices. You will also hear about some of the research into mindfulness, find out how to anchor your experience in the present moment, work with mind wandering and learn how to be kinder to yourself. This is an excellent opportunity to get a meaningful taste of mindfulness before deciding if you want to take it further.

Who is the course for?

This course is for you if you are interested in exploring mindfulness to help promote your wellbeing. This short course offers you a chance to dip your toe in the water, to discover if mindfulness if for you.

Course format

Week 1

In the first week we cover a basic orientation to what mindfulness is and to what the course involves. We spend some time on establishing group safety and culture, and outlining the research evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness. We practice finding ways to ground or anchor ourselves, discuss mind wandering and do a breathing space practice.



Breathing space – daily

Mindfulness in everyday activity

Week 2

In the second week we discuss how we react to events, and explore how mindfulness helps us to respond wisely rather than automatically. We bring mindful attention to movement and do a mindfulness of breath and body practice.


Mindful movement

Mindfulness of breath and body

Random acts of kindness

Week 3

In the last week, we introduce the theme of bringing kindness to the way we pay attention and invite appreciation to aspects of our lives. As we end, we consider what the beginning might be in terms of next steps for someone who wants to continue with mindfulness practice.


Responsive breathing space with kindness

Appreciation practice

Event Details

November 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm GMT
November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm GMT
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Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
General public
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness for life (MBCT-L), Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Partner Profile

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


We aim to improve the wellbeing and mental health of all people who can benefit from mindfulness. We do this by running mindfulness and compassion programmes, training teachers, and conducting research. The Sussex Mindfulness Centre is part of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are the only mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training and research centre embedded in the NHS. We bring together teachers, teacher trainers and researchers of mindfulness-based approaches. This includes a partnership of Trust staff, experienced researchers at the University of Sussex, and experienced teachers and trainers in the local community. We have good links with local teachers, as well as with trainers and researchers in other mindfulness centres and universities in the UK.


0300 304 2057


Brighton, United Kingdom