Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past”
– R. S. Thomas

“Despite illness of body or mind, in spite of blinding despair or habitual belief, who you are is whole”
– Danna Faulds

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”
– Simone Weil

"At the end of your life, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took but how many moments took your breath away"
– Shin Xiong

mindfulness therapy and counselling with Lokadhi

experienced mindfulness teacher, therapist and counsellor

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With busy lives, we can easily lose touch with ourselves and develop unhelpful patterns that undermine our well-being.
Mindfulness, one-to-one therapy, or counselling can help you develop a different relationship with yourself – and intimate partners, friends, family, colleagues and people you encounter daily – and with life more broadly.

I hope this website will help you decide how we might work together:

An audio Introduction to Mindfulness with Lokadhi

"May you live every day of your life" – Jonathan Swift 

"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home" – Bashō

"The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together" –  Shakespeare

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" – Rumi

"Happiness is the light on the water. The water is dark and deep "–  William Maxwell

"For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" – Shakespeare

"I would love to live ...   like a river flows" – John O'Donaghue

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Painful events in the present, memories of the past, or worries about the future can make it difficult to enjoy life or move forward.

If you're in difficulties – or need to broaden your perspective – I can help you manage something that’s going on right now, or come to terms with the past.

As one of few people specifically trained to bring mindfulness to therapy or counselling, I have something different to offer. Read more ...

about mindfulness

Mindfulness is a meditation-based approach that helps us get more out of our lives. The style of learning is experiential: we cultivate skills and move towards understanding their effectiveness directly through practice – rather than reading or hearing about them.

The effectiveness of mindfulness has a strong evidence base, explained by contemporary neurological research, and validated by NICE: the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Based on awareness of the body and breath, mindfulness develops awareness of the activity of the mind. Mindfulness skills help us work with physical or emotional pain, stress, fatigue, chronic illness – and the ups and downs of ordinary everyday life.

Read more about mindfulness, its benefits and how it is learned ... 

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I’m inspired by the capacity of mindfulness to change lives – and love sharing this so others may benefit. At the heart of my work lie a long-standing meditation practice, and personal experience of how mindfulness has helped me manage my own chronic ill-health.

As an experienced mindfulness practitioner, and trained in teaching mindfulness to an advanced level, I’ve offered mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) courses for many years in the voluntary and public sectors.

I care deeply about upholding the quality of course content and delivery, and as a trained and experienced supervisor of other teachers of mindfulness-based approaches, support others in offering mindfulness training to a high standard of professionalism and integrity by offering one-to-one supervision and running group training seminars.

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what people who've done a course with Lokadhi say ...

"You're an excellent teacher, and have given me a great deal."
"I enjoyed this course far more than I ever thought I would!"
"I've found Lokadhi an inspirational course leader in many ways."
"Thank you, Lokadhi! You have made a real difference to my life." 
“I liked the relaxed, supportive vibe; very experienced leader.”
"I’ve learned how to slow down and reflect."
“Thank you very much for your creativity and honesty.”
“This is one of the most beneficial things I have ever done.”
“I’ve learned different ways of relating to negative thoughts.”
“The course was well run, with a kind and insightful teacher – thank you.”
“My wife said it would help me. It did. Thank you.”
“Wonderfully and sensitively led.”
“I also gained a great deal from the other people on the course.”
“This course was highly recommended by a friend.”
“Lokadhi is a very experienced, thoughtful and sensitive teacher.”
“I’ve gained more resilience in dealing with people.”
"I’m really grateful for your engagement with us all each week.”
“I have more presence of mind generally.”  
"Thank you for your kindness and your wisdom.”
“I now have awareness of my thinking patterns and of their true impact.”
“I now have ways of shifting my mood.”

mindfulness courses for healthy living in London

Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living are suitable for people who simply want to enrich the quality of their lives as well as those who want to manage stress, anxiety, low mood, and other specific behavioural patterns or chronic conditions.

I currently offer 3 mindfulness courses: a 3-week introductory course, 9-week course and a 3-week top-up course for people who have previously attended courses. See more information on all courses below.

Introductory mindfulness course in London

£65.00£95.00

3 Tuesday evenings

17, 24 Apr, 01 May 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm

This short course is for you if you would like to experience mindfulness training but don’t feel ready, or able, to commit to a 9-week course. It’s also suitable for those who have done a longer course and would like a refresher.

£95 regular price
£65 concession price (students or people in receipt of state benefits)
course costs cover materials including pre-recorded meditation practices

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Information

Once you have made your payment your contact details will be added to a mailing list to enable you to receive an automated email confirming receipt; you will also receive an email containing a link to your participant registration page.

Please complete and submit your registration information within  24-48 hrs.

Your place on the course is not confirmed unless you have received a personal email from Lokadhi confirming that you have been accepted on the course (normally within 5 working days of you submitting your registration information).  A full refund will be made if you are not accepted on the course.

 

Terms and Conditions

By placing a booking you are indicating that you have read, understood and accepted the following Terms and Conditions.

– You are booking this course for yourself and not for somebody else.
– You are over 18 years old.

After payment you will receive an email with a link to a secure online registration form.

Your place on the course is not confirmed until you have completed and submitted the online registration, and you have received a personal email from Lokadhi confirming that you have been accepted on the course; this process normally takes up to 5 working days.

Cancellation and Refund
No refunds are made within 10 working days of the start date of the course. 50% of the fee paid will be refunded when a cancellation is made between 11–30 working days of the start date of the course. A full refund will be made when a cancellation is made more than 30 working days in advance of the course.

Exclusion
Lokadhi reserves the right to refuse access to the premises and course where there is reason to believe that these conditions have been breached or where threatening, bullying, harassing or disruptive behaviour occurs. Lokadhi will not be liable for any losses or expense (including course fees and consequential damages) incurred by anyone attending a course.

Contact
If you have any questions about this agreement, please email: lokadhi@mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk or call 07864 292599

Course Location

The course will take place at:

St Mary’s Church (Crypt Room 1), Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TX

9-week MBCT courses

Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living are normally run 6 times a year (January/March, April/June and October/November) at the North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Road, London N7 8JG. They follow the MBCT model and are entirely secular in content.

3-week top-up courses

You're welcome if you've already done at least one mindfulness course (Mindfulness for Healthy Living, MBCT, MBSR or Breathworks) and want to take your practice deeper. Also at the North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Road, London N7 8JG.

Venue : North London Buddhist Centre

These mindfulness courses are held at

North London Buddhist Centre,
72 Holloway Road, London N7 8JG.

The Centre handles all matters relating to place availability and bookings.

Once you’ve booked, you need to register online before your place on the course is confirmed; please allow up to a week for this process.

what people who've done these courses say ...

"The course has left me with profoundly positive experience, and plenty of curiosity to continue."

"You have an engaging conversational style of teaching which sits with me very well."

"The poetry really hit the spot each time – resonated with what was going on for me."

“I’ve become more aware of being kinder to myself – I look after myself." 

"It felt like you’re passionate about this approach and are genuinely keen to share it with others.”

"Coming to the sessions each week has helped break some of my ‘inert’ evening patterns of behaviour."  

"I’m more centred, self-aware and more able to deal with difficult emotional situations."

"I’ve valued the group work, and your gentle, skilful teaching. I also enjoyed the practice day very much."   

"I feel more alive after doing the course. And I've made good connections with people."

“I’ve learned new skills for dealing with things that are tough and challenging.”

"I’ve learned to not judge my experience, not be so critical of myself.”

“If all working people did this course it would make offices a much nicer place to be!”

“I’ve recognised how ultimately I have responsibility for my actions and consequently can contain them. I do not have to push them aside.”

“I can now recognise the early-warning signs and mechanisms of my anxiety.”

“The course was recommended by a friend who also suffers from migraines, as it helped her."

“I’ve gained a greater understanding of mindfulness in general, and the paradoxes involved in particular.”

“I’ve got some practical tools for practising meditation and a greater sense of how practice interacts with and affects the brain.”

“The greatest ‘gem’ I’ve taken away from this course is sitting with myself and noticing.”

“I found taking on the home practice hard but didn’t give up on the bigger picture, allowed for progress."

“I struggled with my stress levels and tiredness due to my domestic situation, but the course was always a real refuge and inspiration.”

Learn key mindfulness practices to integrate into everyday life. 

I offer one-to-one mindfulness training in blocks of 6 weekly sessions, -which can be based around a specific life theme. Following an initial consultation where we will explore what the most appropriate approach might be for you, I will guide you through a programme designed to help you establish a personal mindfulness practice (face to face or online).

face to face mindfulness sessions in north London

I offer an initial mindfulness consultation, followed by a series of 6 one-to-one sessions at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 1LA. 

online mindfulness sessions

These sessions - by SkypeGoogle Hangout or Zoom - are suitable if you are unable to meet in person for any reason, or if you don't live in London.

how do I arrange a session with Lokadhi?

You can send me an email via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

what people say ...

"You have an engaging conversational style of teaching which sits with me very well."

“I’ve become more aware of being kinder to myself – I look after myself." 

"It felt like you’re passionate about this approach and are genuinely keen to share it with others.”

"Coming to the sessions each week has helped break some of my ‘inert’ evening patterns of behaviour."  

"I’m more centred, self-aware and more able to deal with difficult emotional situations."

"I’ve valued the group work, and your gentle, skilful teaching. I also enjoyed the practice day very much."   

"I feel more alive after doing the course. And I've made good connections with people."

“I’ve learned new skills for dealing with things that are tough and challenging.”

"I’ve learned to not judge my experience, not be so critical of myself.”

“If all working people did this course it would make offices a much nicer place to be!”

“I’ve recognised how ultimately I have responsibility for my actions and consequently can contain them. I do not have to push them aside.”

“I can now recognise the early-warning signs and mechanisms of my anxiety.”

“The course was recommended by a friend who also suffers from migraines, as it helped her."

“I’ve gained a greater understanding of mindfulness in general, and the paradoxes involved in particular.”

“I’ve got some practical tools for practising meditation and a greater sense of how practice interacts with and affects the brain.”

“The greatest ‘gem’ I’ve taken away from this course is sitting with myself and noticing.”

“I found taking on the home practice hard but didn’t give up on the bigger picture, allowed for progress."

“I struggled with my stress levels and tiredness due to my domestic situation, but the course was always a real refuge and inspiration.”

mindfulness workshops in London

mindfulness days

Come to a mindfulness practice day to try mindfulness for the first time – or to support your ongoing practice if you've done a mindfulness training course (MBCT, MBSR or Breathworks). Read more ...

"So glad I did the course - I want to continue, and will book myself into regular practice days, otherwise I won't!"

“I enjoyed the stand-alone practice day, and felt a course would benefit me, help me feel happier.”

for mindfulness teachers and health professionals

mindfulness supervision

As an experienced, trained supervisor listed with the Mindfulness Network CIC I support other mindfulness teachers through regular one-to-one or group supervision sessions.

I also offer mentoring to  mindfulness teachers engaged in specific projects or working in particular contexts. Read more ...

monthly therapy group for health professionals

I run a monthly mindfulness therapy group for therapists, counsellors, clinical practitioners and others committed to bringing mindfulness into their professional work. 

The group offers a supportive context, informed by mindfulness, and a range of perspectives for personal change. Read more ...

workshops for mindfulness teachers

From time to time I offer inquiry and other mindfulness training workshops for those who've done mindfulness teacher training or are currently training. Read more ...

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