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 British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches 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 British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches, 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.
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.”
What standards do Mindfulness Courses for Healthy Living meet?
The courses adhere to the highest professional standards. I'm registered with the British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches, the Mindfulness Network, 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.”
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.”
9 Thursday evenings
dates and venue of future courses to be announced
2.5 hours weekly, and practice day on a Saturday or Sunday part way through the course, 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Course fee includes course materials, pre-recorded meditation practices and handouts (some concessions for those from low-income households).
Once you’ve booked and paid, you’ll need to register before your place on the course is confirmed; please allow up to a week for this process.
Once you’ve booked and paid, you’ll need to complete the secure on-line registration process before your place on the course is confirmed; please allow up to a week for this process.
Course cost covers materials including pre-recorded meditation practices and handouts.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about Mindfulness for Healthy Living courses.
All 9 week 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.
Please check other course pages for their venues