Breathworks Mindfulness Courses


Barry and Cate have been running Mindfulness courses in Bristol for a few years.  We know that some people found the hike across town to North Bristol a bit much, so this coming new course Everyday Mindfulness for Health and Well-being will be taught across town at the Friends Meeting House, Wedmore Vale, South Bristol, BS3 5HX.  It is a quiet, warm and welcoming building, fully accessible with a lovely garden and small woodland with walks, which we can use during the course.

The course will be based on the Breathworks 8-Session Mindfulness for Health course but, for broader inclusion and scope, we are also including some materials from the Breathworks Stress course.  The sessions will also be 2.5hrs in length, again hoping to make them more spacious and relaxed.

The course will run for 8 sessions over a mix of Friday evenings 7.00pm to 9.30pm and Saturday mornings 10.0am to 12.30pm with a whole day session 10.0am to 4.0pm.  The 2019 dates are:

Saturday May 18, Saturday May 25, Friday May 31, Friday June 7
Saturday June 15, Friday June 21, Friday July 5, Saturday July 13th all day

We are able to offer this course on a sliding scale between £100 - £250 (depending on your income level) or £25 deposit to reserve a place.  There is a 10% early bird discount for confirmed bookings made before March 31st.

The New Year is a good time to establish and express your intentions to look after your self.  If you have done the Breathworks course before, why not do it again?  Quite a few students who have attended one of courses have decided to repeat the course and found this to be a really useful way to deepen understanding and develop personal Practice, as well as exploring connections with other Mindfulness students.  You may also know friends, family or colleagues who you think might benefit from this course?

open now. 10 places available. 
Contact or Text/Call 07957 340689


My work as a Counsellor has always been informed by my practice as a Buddhist and the various Meditation methods I have learned along the way.  I trained with the University of the West of England as a CBT Practitioner and, along the way, began to find out about and practice Mindfulness.  It seemed to open very effective new doors for me as a Counsellor.  I then discovered that some Buddhist friends, Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker, were running Breathworks, an organisation based in Manchester who are passionate about providing courses and teacher training in mindfulness-based pain and illness management to help people change their lives and ease the suffering associated with pain, illness and stress. 

I trained for 3 years with Breathworks and was accredited as a Breathworks Mindfulness trainer in May 2014.  This Mindfulness training was life changing;  synthesising my personal practice as a Buddhist and taking my CBT and general Counselling practice into very exciting and new directions. `

I run occasional 8-week Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress courses in Bristol alongside a co-Teacher, Cate Peel.  We are planning to run another course this Spring 2019 in South Bristol.  The cost will be by donation.  If you think you would be interested in attending this course please email: