Mindfulness Courses in Oxford
Mindfulness for Stress, Anxiety and Chronic Pain
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice of personal development whose origins lie in ancient Buddhist philosophy and practice. More recently these ideas and techniques have been restructured as a very effective therapy for stress and anxiety and called Mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to a particular state of conscious awareness where we are intentionally focused on the present moment in a non-judgemental and accepting way. In its simplest terms Mindfulness is about observation, really focusing the attention on your present moment experience and trying not to judge it whether it be good, bad or indifferent. Letting go of any need to change or analyse your experience and accepting it - just as it is. When we can achieve this state of consciousness it has significant benefits for our mental and physical well being and can help us to respond more flexibly to difficult experiences. Mindfulness can also be used to cope with chronic pain and is particularly effective when combined with osteopathic treatment . You can find out more about OsteoMAP therapy for chronic pain here.
We offer 4 and 8 week Mindfulness courses as well as top up classes and taster sessions.
Our 4 week course provides a perfect introduction to Mindfulness for beginners and they have a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge you need to start your own Mindfulness practice, with lots of advice on how to make Mindfulness a regular part of your lifestyle. Available online for groups and in person for 1-2-1 sessions by request.
Our 8 week course MBSR (Mindfulness Stress Reduction Programme) offers a fun yet comprehensive learning experience. The course will help you develop the skills and strategies to manage your own wellbeing and stress levels and learn to build resilience to life’s challenges whether at work or home. Other benefits might include; improved sleep patterns, better pain control, reduced stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduced ‘reactivity’, less fatigue, an increased sense of calm and better focus and productivity. Available online for groups see dates below.
Our top up sessions provide continuing support and practice of Mindfulness techniques and can be attended on completion of either the 4 or 8 week course.
4 Week Course: Provided by Ben Ousey
Currently only available online and on request
8 Week MBSR Online Course : Provided by Bonnie Roberts
Contact Bonnie directly at
Next top up classes:
Wednesday January 13th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday January 27th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday February 10th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday February 24th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday March 10th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday March 24th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday April 7th 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
Wednesday April 21st 2021, 5.30-6.10pm
For further details or to book your space please contact us here
Try this free guided Mindfulness meditation.
Ben Ousey is a qualified Mindfulness teacher and graduated from The British School of Meditation in 2014.He has been providing Mindfulness courses in Oxford ever since. Ben is passionate about Mindfulness and the positive and scientifically proven effects a regular Mindfuless practice has on human health. Mindfulness is particularly effective for helping relieve stress and anxiety. Ben is available to provide guided meditations and training one on one or in small group sessions. Ben regularly provides Mindfulness talks, taster sessions and courses at events and for businesses and institutions around Oxford including Nominet UK, Oxford University & the Bodleian Library.
BA (British Association for Mindfulness-Based Approaches) and follows all their Good Practice Guidelines. She is also on an official register with the British School of Meditation and fully accredited by Apt Awards and regulated by Ofqual. She has been practising meditation for over 33 years. Bonnie brings passion, enthusiasm and humour to all her teaching and is dedicated to helping people fulfil their own potential through an enhanced sense of wellbeing and an improved realisation of their physical and mental health. She brings an array of ‘tools’ to help clients reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep patterns, lower blood pressure and boost focus and performance whether at work or home (amongst many other evidenced-based benefits).
“Bonnie not only brings a great deal of knowledge and wisdom into her classes but also a sense of empathy and compassion together with large dollops of humour. An amazing combination’. (Client).