Mindfulness Courses & Events

Mindfulness training is suitable to be delivered online and in person

We teach 3 different courses, MBSR/MBCT*,  Breathworks Mindfulness for Health Course for those with pain/health conditions and Mindful Self Compassion Courses.

Those who have completed a course in mindfulness say they have:

  • A different perspective on life
  • Handle stress and worries better
  • Relax more deeply
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Greater happiness and wellbeing
  • A tool kit for life’s challenges
  • Live more ‘in the moment’

There are up to 12 people in a course group. There may be slightly larger numbers in an online course.

The course has 8 x 2-2.5hour sessions and includes:

  • Group discussion and teaching
  • Simple but effective ways to bring mindfulness into your life
  • Guided mindful meditations (non-religious)
  • Gentle mindful movement
  • Evidence from research on mindfulness

An important part of the course is the daily home practice. Online courses are delivered via Zoom.

If you are interested in learning a little more about mindfulness, joining a course or taster session, learning mindfulness one-to-one or bringing mindfulness to your organisation, please contact us

Mindfulness Courses, Surrey  Dates 2022


Come and join an award-winning 8 week Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course that will give you tools and skills to live well with your MS.

What will I learn?

  • Mindfulness and compassion skills in your daily life
  • How to meditate
  • Transformative breath and body awareness to release tension and relax
  • Supportive gentle mindful movement practices, (suitable for those with reduced mobility)
  • How to live well with pain, fatigue and other symptoms
  • To live in the present moment
  • How to take pleasure in small everyday things
  • Pacing and how to break boom/bust cycles

Course dates; 13, 20, 27 Jan, 3, 10, half term, 24 Feb, 3, 10 March 2022

Thursdays: 10am-12noon. (first lesson 10-12.30)

Course dates; 12, 19, 26 Jan, 2, 9, half term, 23 Feb, 2 March

At Surrey Hills Physio, Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey Hills Physio, Bradley Ln, Dorking RH5 6AA

Cost-Free       To book this course click on the link 

What does the course involve?

8 x 2.5 hour lessons or if there are restrictions due to Covid, the course will be taught on zoom. Lessons include teaching, class discussion, guided meditations (non-religious) and will have a tea/coffee break.

Daily home practice -20mins to follow a recorded meditation

There will be 6-14 people on the course and a supportive environment in which to learn.

To book click on the link 


Time: Wednesday mornings 9.45am-12.30 on zoom.
Dates: 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, half term 8, 15, 22, 29 June

There is now a great deal of research to show that if we are self-compassionate we are more emotionally resilient, suffer less from stress, anxiety and depression, maintain healthy habits such as diet and exercise and have more satisfying personal relationships.

Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of psychotherapist Christopher Germer,  MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding using mindfulness and self compassion. 

The MSC course is a 9 week online zoom course, starting on Wednesday mornings in April.
If you’re interested in attending this course but cannot make Wednesday mornings please email me to register an interest as I will be looking to run this course at other times depending on demand. You do not need to have done a previous mindfulness course to take part.

The course will explore how to

  • stop being so hard on yourself
  • handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • become your own best teacher
  • manage caregiver fatigue and more…..

Led by Claire Garthwaite and Diana Thornton

Cost £295 (There is a subsidised place on this course so if this is too expensive, please ask)

Please email us if you would like to join this course or find out more 

*MBSR was originally developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Massachusetts to help people manage the stress of long-term health conditions, but it’s now used very widely to help anyone reduce ‘everyday life’ stress and anxiety and live life more fully.)

*MBCT is similar to MBSR but was developed by Professor Mark Williams from Oxford University, Segal and Teasdale and includes elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is suitable for those with depression

We run different courses (and also teach one-to one and smaller private groups) every term so please contact us if you would like to be kept in touch.

Follow on Events 

Mindfulness Practice Group 

This is a group set up for those who have completed an 8 week course who find it helpful to meet once a month to keep their mindfulness practice alive. This group is open to those who have completed a mindfulness course with Claire, Diana or another mindfulness teacher. The group meets monthly on a Monday morning 11.00am-12.30. Half the sessions are on zoom and the other half at The Space, Shamley Green, Surrey. There is guided practice, discussion, a theme for each session and time to talk things over.

If you are interested in joining this group or joining a similar evening group please contact us

Retreat Days 

No retreat days are offered currently.

If you would like to be kept in touch about future retreat days please contact us