16 - 20 Turner Street Manchester United Kingdom M4 1DZ
0161 834 1110

NHS Discount:
20% discount on guided mindfulness and meditation CDs and downloads. Use code KIND2ME2 10% discount on BMA Award winning 'Mindfulness for Health' and 'Living Well with Pain and Illness' Books. Use code KIND2ME1 Both codes are to be used in the Breathworks online shop at Offer expires on 21/12/2015

About Us

Breathworks, a social enterprise and CIC was established in 2001 and is the leading mindfulness organisation delivering courses and teacher training in Mindfulness-based Pain and Illness Management (MBPM) for those living with Pain, Illness, Injury and Stress, as well as professionals caring for patients with these conditions. It offers high quality courses including online courses, 8-week courses and workshops for health professionals and organisations as well as award winning books and CDs. Breathworks has more than 200 teachers in more than 18 countries delivering its mission to help those living with pain, illness and stress to live happier and healthier lives regardless of their situation. Breathworks also runs a charitable foundation whose aim is to raise funds to help subsidise and create bursary funds to further this mission.

Expired Special Offers

£20 off Breathworks Mindfulness and Compassion Masterclass for NHS Professionals, Expired on 05/07/2019
Details: Get £20 off this highly anticipated event with the Health Staff Discounts exclusive offer code: HPMC20JULY Just enter the code at checkout. Find out more and book your place on the Breathworks Website: ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS Mindfulness and compassion are increasingly recommended as complementary practices in many fields of medicine. Yet, with mounting pressure on the NHS, and burnout rates skyrocketing, it is often those healthcare professionals with a foundation in these techniques of calm, focus, and resilience who stand to gain the most. The mindfulness and compassion practices which we teach have been shown to drastically improve concentration, calm, resilience to distress, positive interpersonal communication, and work satisfaction. New research has revealed that compassion is one of the strongest components of resilience. That's why Breathworks is offering this Masterclass in mindfulness and compassion approaches specifically tailored for Healthcare Professionals, and run by Karen Hall, one of our most experienced trainers. TECHNIQUES THAT WORK During this experiential workshop you will be introduced to the theory and practice of mindfulness, including applications in health-care. We’ll explore the Breathworks approach, including reference to some of the following key elements: - Primary and secondary suffering. The key difference between these two that can immediately help you to not turn one problem into two problems - Acceptance. Acceptance is not a passive 'giving up' - but it can help you to give up worrying over things that you can't control. - 'Doing' and 'Being' modes - and how to move between them to protect your mental health and increase your effectiveness. - The body and the breath - their importance as a foundation for mindfulness practice - Brain plasticity - and why it's such great cause for optimism Breathworks was originally developed for chronic pain. Coming from these roots, it has always been important to us to have an approach which is powerful enough to help people flourish even with chronic illness and constant pain, yet simple enough that these lessons can be grasped and integrated into one's life easily. Over many years of continual feedback and improvements, working with expert mindfulness teachers and practitioners, we have needed to develop an approach which cuts to the core of effective mindfulness practices. Whether you are new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, we hope you find something of great value to take from the day. * Please note that mindfulness is not a theory but a practice, and in order to effectively teach it to others you need to have a firm foundation of practice yourself. WHEN 5th July 2019 - 10:00am - 4:30pm WHERE Manchester Buddhist Centre, 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZ WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? People from many fields have benefited, professionally and personally, from this course. These have included MBCT and MBSR teachers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, care workers, physiotherapists, and anybody who works with others in a caring capacity and who wishes to explore these skills. If you think that you would benefit from this training, we warmly invite you to apply.


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