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Workshop: Teaching Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness

October 8, 2022 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm BST

£18 – £92

This course is run by Breathworks, a world leading mindfulness organisation who has been teaching mindfulness and compassion-based approaches for managing pain, illness and stress since 2001.


This workshop will guide you in how you can adapt your mindfulness teaching to be trauma sensitive so that you can teach with safe practice and confidence to meet the accessibility needs of your classroom.

As teachers, Breathworks’ teacher aim to make their teaching as accessible to as many people as possible. Methods that work well with the majority, may not land with others. In fact, ways that they teach may cause strong reactions or overwhelm in some, in particular those with a history of trauma who may become triggered or even disengage.

In this workshop, you will learn practical applications including how to adapt breath and movement-based practices for greater accessibility. You will also learn about important sensitivities to verbal framing and how to identify when an individual may not be right for a course.

The workshop will be supported with a set of course materials to help you structure existing mindfulness sessions or courses and will offer powerful methods for helping participants to steady themselves when needed.

Please note that Breathworks will be recording this event.


Mindfulness teacher-trainees or teachers from Breathworks or other schools of teaching.


– Gain confidence in teaching individuals with a background of trauma
– An opportunity to learn and practice with a skilled teacher and therapist experienced in trauma-sensitive approaches
– Learn boundaries of safe practice and how to adapt to the needs of the classroom
– Grasp practical frameworks that can be used to guide you in offering trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices one-on-one and in groups
– Become a more attuned teacher with a greater ability to recognise accessibly needs within your groups


Monday 8th October, 9:45am – 4:30pm (UK time). If you are joining from elsewhere in the world you can use a Time Zone Converter to work out the times for you in our own country.


Online via ZOOM (Video Conferencing Platform)


When you book you will be taken to a form to complete. Once completed, we will email you your confirmation and a link to join the event via the platform Zoom. When you receive the link – simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call.


Tim Duerden MBBS, MSc, PGDip, PGCE has been teaching mindfulness in clinical, educational, corporate, and community settings for over 30 years and has been a teacher-trainer for Integrated Mindfulness for over 14 years. A senior lecturer in the University of Salford Counselling and Psychotherapy training team, he leads mindfulness-based modules for therapist well-being and the use of trauma-sensitive approaches with clients. He has been an accredited Breathworks teacher since 2008 and has also trained in MBCT, MBSR, Mindfulness in Schools, Mindful Self-Compassion as
well as undertaking training in ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy.

As a counsellor, CBT therapist and hypnotherapist he integrates mindfulness and self-compassion based approaches into his work. He has a particular interest in adapting mindfulness to meet the needs of groups often marginalised from mainstream services – a recent example is working with men in the Orthodox Jewish community in North Manchester.


Between £18-92

Breathworks are offering multiple pricing options to those wishing to join us, and asking participants to pay the highest sustainable amount that they can, so that we can offer places at a reduced cost to those less able to afford a place.

A limited number of bursary places (£18) are reserved for individuals with significant financial barriers that limits them from affording the Concessionary Rate.

To find out more about pricing, please visit the event page on our website.

Event Details

October 8, 2022
9:45 am - 4:30 pm BST
£18 – £92
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Partner Profile

Breathworks UK

Breathworks UK

Registered Jun 2020
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Breathworks has been teaching mindfulness-based approaches for managing pain, illness and stress since 2001. The UK-based charity was the first to develop a Mindfulness-based Pain Management (MBPM) programme, which has been supported by research and health organisations around the world. Today, Breathworks has taught more than 100,000 individuals and has trained over 600 mindfulness teachers across 35 countries. The organisation is committed to making mindfulness accessible and inclusive and provides funding and support for those with financial (or other) barriers.


0161 834 1110


Manchester, United Kingdom