Handling life’s pressures with Mindfulness: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 Week Course
Handling life’s pressures with Mindfulness:  Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 Week Course
Dates(s) - 16/01/2018 - 20/03/2018 18:30 - 20:00
West Town Primary Academy, Midland Road , Peterborough, PE3 6DD

Why join a mindfulness course?

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” Jon Kabat Zinn

We all face challenges and pressures in the course of our daily lives and work.  Sometimes these can feel overwhelming: we never seem to have enough time, and our internal “chatterbox” gives us a hard time.  We’d welcome more calmness, space and focus in our lives. 

Learning mindfulness practices and principles does not make the challenges go away, but it can help us to step off the treadmill, out of the daily flow of demands and priorities, create a sense of space, and a fresh perspective.  Mindfulness can help us to “surf” the ups and downs of life, expanding our skills to cope with stress and pressure, and helping us to rediscover daily moments of pleasure and enjoyment. 

About the course:

Mindfulness is generally taught in ‘8-week courses’, of which this is one.  The course is practical, secular (no religion involved), and proven – it’s the type of course which has been well-researched, and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and offered by the NHS to help people with anxiety and depression.

We create a welcoming environment and teach a range of core mindfulness practices so that you can experiment and find out what works best for you.  We enable you to plan how to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Included in the courses is a full set of supporting materials for your reference, and recordings of the key mindfulness practices for you to use at home.

Who is the course for?

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn to handle the pressures and stresses of everyday life, and would like to learn how to develop more focus, awareness and clarity.  If you would like to discuss whether the course would suit you, please contact us.

About the tutors

Dr Andrea Woods is a clinical psychologist working in the NHS.  Jennifer Cramb is an accredited professional coach and consultant.  Both Andrea and Jennifer have completed professional training in line with the requirements of the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers, and have long-standing personal mindfulness practices.  We teach this course because of our personal experience of the benefits of mindfulness in our lives.

Course dates and time:

The next programme, taught by Jennifer and Andrea, will start 16 January 2018 at West Town Primary Academy, Midland Road, PE3 6DD in central Peterborough. The course starts on 16 January and runs on Tuesday evenings, 6.30 – 8.00 pm (dates below).

The dates are:

  • January: 16, 23, 30
  • February: 6, 20, 27
  • Half day of practice Saturday 3 March: 10 – 2pm
  • March 13, 20 (closing session)


There is a limited “early bird” booking offer of £245, thereafter £260 for the course.  The fee includes tuition, a learning manual, and practice recordings for personal use.

A non-refundable deposit of £90 will be charged for any cancellation after 20 December 2017.  Please note that we are unable to make any refunds once the course starts, i.e. from 1 January 2018 onwards.


The minimum course size is six people.  It is rarely necessary, but if we receive fewer than six registrations we may need to reschedule the class.  If the rescheduled dates do not suite you, we will refund the course fee in full. 

To book a place please email: jennifer.cramb@vivekacc.com