Our Mindfulness Based Living Courses, are held in Duns, Galashiels, Hawick, and Kelso.
As a registered charity, we offer free-of-charge participation in our 8-week mindfulness courses to the general public as a way of ensuring that financial ability is not a obstacle to anyone receiving the valuable, life-changing benefits of mindfulness.
Our popular courses will introduce you to the core skill of mindfulness and support you in developing present moment awareness: a way of paying attention, on purpose, non-judgmentally to what is happening in the present moment within your mind, body and the world around you.
Instead of worrying about past or future events, mindfulness helps you to be aware of the present moment, in a non-judgmental way. It promotes a way of being that helps us to take better care of ourselves and lead healthier lives.
The weekly course sessions are suitable for anyone over 18 years of age who wishes to spend a little time out of their busy week to develop inner resources for coping effectively with stress, difficulty and illness.
You will be guided compassionately during each weekly session by an experienced Mindfulness Association approved tutor.
Practicing mindfulness meditations can be extremely beneficial in reducing stress, anxiety and depression, enhancing emotional and physical well-being, boosting happiness, and improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
The next course open to the public will start in April 2024 at Duns.
Other courses open to the public will start in September 2024.
You can apply today for a place on the next series of courses by completing the form when you click on one of the boxes below.
Past Participant Testimonials
"This mindfulness course was truly a life changing experience for me. It has taught me ways to help me cope with my negative thoughts and painful emotions resulting in my perpetual anxiety and panic attacks now being a distant memory. My life has so much more positivity and happiness now. Thank you Brian!"
P. ~ Kelso
"The changes in how I view my severe illness have been profound since joining the course in Hawick. I have overcome my anger at the illness and my perceived sense of loss of my identity. I would like to thank you for enabling me to become aware of myself and find peace and calm in my life."
D. ~ Hawick
"I run my own business and joined the course because I couldn't stop worrying all the time about all the things that I thought could go wrong in my life. I am really grateful as Brian's patient and kind guidance throughout the course has given me the ability to notice when I am overthinking things and come back to the inner peace of the present moment. I now enjoy running my business, being with my family and I sleep at night!
S. ~ Galashiels