frequently asked questions about Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living

how do I choose a mindfulness course?

There are lots of different mindfulness courses to choose from
It’s important the Mindfulness teacher is registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations
 which checks that teachers have an established ongoing meditation practice, have recognised training to a suitable level, are committed to continuous professional development, are receiving regular supervision specifically for their Mindfulness teaching, and hold appropriate insurance. Read more about things to consider ...

Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living are taught by Lokadhi Lloyd and meet the highest professional standards: in line with NICE (National Institute for Care and Health Excellence), the UK Network of Mindfulness Teacher Training Organisations, and the criteria set by the CMRP (Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor). Lokadhi is a registered supervisor of mindfulness teachers with the Mindfulness Network CIC.

what people who've done Mindfulness courses for Healthy living say ...

“I’d read a book on mindfulness but could not keep the practice up." 

“I’d previously learned to meditate on-line and read books. I decided I needed support from a consistent group to establish a consistent practice.”

“I’ve been on quite a few meditation retreats, but find my practice drops off in daily life."

"I wanted to do a course to help integrate my understanding of mindfulness.”

"I wanted to practice with others and have the guidance that a course could offer.”

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

What standards do Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living meet?

The courses adhere to the highest professional standards. I'm registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers, the Mindfulness Network CIC and listed with the Mental Health Foundation (Be Mindful), and a member of other relevant regulatory bodies including the BACP.

My meditation practice experience goes back more than 30 years and I've taught mindfulness in the public and voluntary sectors since 2006. I trained for more than 5 years with the CMRP (Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor in Wales), world-leading centre of excellence in mindfulness.

In addition to being a registered supervisor with the Mindfulness Network, and trainer of other teachers of mindfulness, I also receive regular supervision.

To keep my practice fresh I go on regular meditation retreats, and to keep abreast of developments and current research I attend frequent CPD (continuing professional development) events, seminars and courses.

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

“I haven’t found it easy, and at times very difficult, but overall it’s been worthwhile. Thank you very much for all your guidance and wisdom.”

“I’ve gained a better appreciation of the things that are good in my life, and I am happier for it."

“I’m really pleased I was able to complete the course – it was hard going at first, but definitely worth the effort: really valid things I can use.”

"I now feel I have a resource to help cope with bad times.”

PRACTICAL THINGS

what do I need to know about Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living?

Before your place on the course can be confirmed, once you have booked and paid for your place, you’ll need to complete an on-line registration form. 

The atmosphere of classes is supportive, warm and relaxed – there’s often laughter. And there’s space for quietness and reflection.

At the same time, continuity and commitment is essential for you to get the best out of the course. It's a significant undertaking– not a quick fix. 

A central ingredient of the course is the home practice between classes: you'll be asked to do up to an hour’s practice each day for the duration of the course. Some of the home practice can be woven into everyday activities, but for most of the course you will need to set aside 35 minutes or so, each day, for formal practice.

some of the things that people who've completed courses have said ...

“I was sceptical at first but after a while it started making a lot of sense in many ways I can’t pinpoint.”

“I’ve had quite a journey and once or twice, if my back has been bad, I’ve wondered whether to come – but I did, and it did help.”

BOOKING

booking deadline

There's a booking deadline several days before courses start.

course registration

Once you've paid and booked you need to complete the secure on-line registration before your place is can be confirmed.

All questions about course fees and availability of places are handled by the North London Buddhist Centre, where the courses are held. Please check terms and conditions when you book.

venue

All Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living are run at the North London Buddhist Centre 72 Holloway Road, Highbury, London N7 8JG, (close to Highbury and Islington tube and overground stations); frequent buses stop near by.

I hope this answers your questions - I look forward to welcoming you to the course!