Mindfulness Courses & Events

Mindfulness training may be particularly helpful at times of stress, such as the current situation we find ourselves in with the pandemic.

Mindfulness training is suitable to be delivered on line, in keeping with the need for social distancing.

Mindfulness training can be helpful for our mental health and wellbeing.See research 

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’

The 8-week on line course is based on the two clinically ‘tried and tested’ mindfulness courses ‘Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction’ * (MBSR) with elements of ‘Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy’ * (MBCT).

There are up to 14 people in a course group. There may be slightly larger numbers in an on line course.

The course has 8 x 2 hour 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, about 30 minutes. On line 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 Claire.


Mindfulness Courses, Surrey  Dates 

Due to the coronavirus, I am now offering on line Mindfulness courses for groups, using Zoom video conferencing. 

I am also teaching one-to-one mindfulness courses and sessions using Zoom or FaceTime 

Mindfulness Courses

Free on line Mindfulness Taster Sessions

If you would like to come to the next one please contact Claire to book a place.

8 Week Mindfulness On Line Course (based on MBSR/MBCT*) 

Thursdays 10am-12noon, starting January 2021  via Zoom

Cost – £180 (concessions available-please ask)

  • Thursday 14 January
  • Thursday 21 January
  • Thursday 28 January
  • Thursday 4 February
  • Thursday 11 February
  • Half term
  • Thursday 25 February
  • Thursday 4 March
  • Thursday 11 March

(*MBSR is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a course developed by John Kabat-Zinn, USA. MBCT is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy developed by Prof Mark Williams, Zindel Segal and John Teasdale. Both courses have been researched extensively.)

I run courses every term so please contact Claire 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 or another mindfulness teacher. The group meets monthly on a Monday morning 11.00am-12.30 either at The Space, Shamley Green, Surrey or in the current situation with the pandemic, on line using Zoom. 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 Claire

Retreat Days – cost £35 (concessions available)

Sun 13 December 2020  9am-1pm  Half day Retreat On Zoom

Led by Claire Garthwaite and Diana Thornton

De-stress before Christmas with a morning of mindfulness practice, sitting, movement, poems, readings.   Cost £35.00

If you would like to come please contact Claire to book a place.

Sunday 3 January 2021 9am-1pm  Half day Retreat

Led by Claire Garthwaite and Diana Thornton

A morning of practice and some journalling to set intentions for the New Year. Cost £35.00

If you would like to come please contact Claire to book a place.