The Mindful Living Program
A 12-month program of classes, Retreat Days and friendly support to successfully embed Mindfulness into your daily life
Starts on Monday 20th September 2021
Pay a £25 deposit today to secure your place.

Then make 12 monthly payments of £25 each over the period of the course.

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Ideal for those who've previously done an 8-week Mindfulness course or other Mindfulness training, and who now want support to embed Mindfulness effectively into their everyday lives

“I've attended the Mindful Living Program for the last two years and it has honestly been the best experience of my life! It has given me practical techniques to help deal with stress and prevent anxiety and depression.”

- Claire S, Derbyshire

Find Peace, Serenity & Joy Amidst The Busyness Of Everyday Life

Integrate Mindfulness firmly into your life with this gentle but powerful 12-month program that combines a gradual pace of in-depth study and meditation practice with expert teaching and friendly support.

The course includes practical help, tips and techniques to enable you to overcome resistance, avoidance and procrastination when they arise!

You can enrol and do the full year, or just take it term by term - you're free to withdraw at any point.

Begins on Monday 20th September 2021
and runs through to August 2022
  • 30 classes across the year, all held as live weekly webinars that are structured in convenient segments of 6 classes at a time (with spacious breaks and holiday periods in between)

  • A light program of structured course work, including daily guided meditations, running across these 30 weeks

  • Retreat-style, in-person group practice days - held in the breaks and holiday periods in between the blocks of classes, to help everyone sustain their practice year-round

  • Be part of a supportive group of likeminded people, with expert guidance from trained Mindfulness teachers

  • A weekly group 'check-in' motivates your meditation practice and provides a helpful degree of accountability

"I’ve attended a couple of 4 day and 8 week mindfulness courses in the past, which have been great and I’ve had full intentions to keep up my daily meditation practice. However, life always got in the way and my practice soon stopped. I knew this course was just what I needed, so I joined and I’m so pleased I did. It keeps me focussed, daily practice has become a daily routine, and I’ve met some lovely people to share the experience with."
- Sharon, Sutton-in-Ashfield
"The feeling of being ‘called to account’ each week – in the nicest possible way! – really helps keep the motivation to practice high."
- Alison, Nottingham

Support Your Engagement With Mindfulness & Meditation For A Full Year!

Successfully Integrate Mindfulness Into Daily Life
The Mindful Living Program

 A gently-paced course of teaching and home meditation practice - study with a friendly group of other, likeminded people, all under expert tuition

 Designed to renew, refresh, strengthen and deepen your Mindfulness practice
 This course unfolds in a gradual, structured and progressive way across a full year, in easy blocks of 6 weekly classes at a time (with generous breaks and holiday periods in between, similar to academic term time)
Taught as a mix of real, in-person gatherings & live, fully interactive, weekly online webinars
This course places a particular emphasis on successfully integrating Mindfulness into your daily life, so making it a routine part of each day in a way that produces a deep and lasting transformation in your lived experience of everyday life.
Join for the course for the full year or simply take it term by term and see how you go.
Starts on Monday 20th September - Book Your Place Now!
Pay a £25 deposit today to secure your place.

Then make 12 monthly payments over the period of the program of £25 each.

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Ideal for those who've previously done an 8-week Mindfulness course or other Mindfulness training,
and who now want support to embed Mindfulness effectively into their everyday lives

In this year-round program - which draws together key elements of the renowned MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), and Mindful Compassion training - we explore the methods and techniques of modern Mindfulness in a gradual, in-depth, step-by-step way.

About The Course

• This course is most suitable for those already familiar with Mindfulness, particularly those who are seeking to support, renew, refresh or deepen their existing Mindfulness practice.
• We especially recommend this course for those who have previously done an 8 week course in Mindfulness (such as MBSR or MBCT) and who are now seeking to strengthen, deepen, or renew their meditation practice, or to take it on to the next level.

This course is a series of 30 friendly, live and interactive online classes - organised across the year in convenient blocks of 6 classes at a time, with generous breaks in between the blocks of classes - plus 6 retreat-style days* of Mindfulness practice and teaching (which are in-person events, held amid amazing countryside at a beautiful former stately home located in the heart of the East Midlands). Together this mix of online and in-person events provide an on-going opportunity to explore Mindfulness in a gentle and gradual, but unusually intimate and in-depth, way across a whole year.

The program itself weaves together the central elements of the acclaimed MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) programs  elements which it presents in fresh and original ways  and it combines these with Mindful Compassion training and some aspects of traditional Mindfulness (as taught in Buddhist retreat centres).

The course's central aim is to provide a thorough but practical, grounded (and very down-to-earth) training in Mindfulness that gradually unfolds over a full year at a comfortable pace: a pace that is easy and practical to work with, even amidst the pressures and demands of modern life. The entire 12 month training program focusses on helping and supporting participants to make the principles and practices of Mindfulness a regular and deeply rewarding part of everyday life  all in a meaningful, personally rewarding, and highly effective way.

This program of study, meditation, and practical exercises represents a unique opportunity to build Mindfulness into your daily life over the long-term in a sustainable way, supported by trained teachers and also by regular contact with a friendly group of likeminded fellow students.

The weekly classes are held online - they are all LIVE and fully interactive, and they are designed to be fun, friendly, welcoming, informal, and supportive. These sessions use the popular webinar format, Zoom. (You don't need a special app or any special software in order to participate in these online sessions, you just need to be at a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone that has internet access. As the sessions are all live and interactive, they also include opportunity for gentle and relaxed social interaction between the participants. Please note that the classes are a secure online space that is strictly private and password protected - only those participating in the course have any form of access to the sessions or to anything that's said, shared or discussed by participants within the sessions.) video recording of each class is privately made available afterwards for participants to re-visit or refer back to.

Each of the 30 weekly classes lasts approximately  hours. You are not required to attend all the weekly classes in-person (you will have the video recording available to you to watch at your own convenience in any week when you cannot participate in the webinar in-person), but all course participants are asked to endeavour to attend at least 50% of the webinars in-person during the year.

In addition to attending these weekly online classes, participants in the program should expect to undertake approximately 20-40 minutes of home practice (consisting of daily meditation practices plus some other occasional short exercises and reflections) on most days over the whole period of the course.

Places are strictly limited - to secure your place please click on the button below and pay your £25 deposit/registration fee (see Costs, below). For further details about the course itself and the course leaders, see opposite (or scroll further down the screen if you're viewing on a tablet or 'phone).


The following fees apply for this year long Mindfulness program:

  • A deposit/registration fee of £25
  • Then 12 monthly payments of £25 each made over the period of the program (beginning in September 2021)

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• Undertaking this course is a commitment – please note that deposits are not usually refundable.

• You are, of course, free to withdraw from the course part-way through the program if you want or need to, but we do ask in this case that you provide at least one month's advance notice.

* COVID - please note that in the case of any resurgence of COVID-19, or in the case of a reimposition of social distancing or other controls (or in the case of any other similar public health emergency), the retreat-style days will default to a webinar-based online format while restrictions are in force, or for any period when course participants meeting in one physical location is considered unsafe. 

A Gentle, Year-Round Program to Find Peace, Serenity & Joy Amid The Busyness Of Everyday Life

Pay a £25 deposit/registration fee now to secure your place. Then make 12 monthly payments of £25 each over the period of the course.

Full course materials, including course notes, worksheets and a series of guided meditations, are provided

More About The Course

This Mindfulness program consists of a series of 30 weekly online classes - which are LIVE and fully interactive - plus daily periods of home practice and 6 in-person, retreat-style practice days during the year.

The weekly online webinars provide a chance for participants to explore the coming week's course work (and meditation exercises) together – and to also discuss, share and reflect on the experiences they've had over the previous week while putting the course work and meditations into practice in their daily lives.

Some of the themes covered over the period of the course include:

  • Mindfulness of the Body
  • Mindfully Managing Thoughts & Emotions
  • Reducing Daily Stress
  • 'Welldoing'
  • Seeing Thoughts as Thoughts
  • How to Deal With Difficult People
  • Cultivating Compassion for Self & Others
  • Learning to 'Be Here Now'
  • Creating Inner Calm & Balance
  • Seeing Situations Clearly & Developing Insight

During the course, the practicalities of creating a good and highly effective personal meditation practice are explored, and important topics such as cultivating Compassion (including Self-Compassion) in daily life and learning to live Mindfully amidst the busyness and pressure of our hectic, everyday existence, serve as key aspects of the teaching which are repeatedly returned back to.

All the course materials will be provided, with additional online support for participants when required.

About The Course Leaders

All the webinars and in-person Retreat Days will be led by the experienced, Midlands-based Mindfulness teacher Shaun Glossop (who is our group Director).

Mindfulness Coach Shaun Glossop,
Shaun is a qualified Mindfulness teacher and a highly respected figure on the Mindfulness scene in the East Midlands. He has over 25 years personal experience of practising meditation, and he has taught Mindfulness professionally to over 10,000 people since 2014. He's been

a guest lecturer on Mindfulness at Nottingham Trent University on several occasions, and he has also appeared multiple times in the press and on both tv and radio in his capacity as an experienced Mindfulness teacher and as a spokesman for Mindfulness and meditation.

Shaun is particularly noted for his warm, welcoming and friendly personality, his wide-ranging knowledge about Mindfulness and meditation, and his very grounded, down-to-earth (and easy to understand) teaching style.

Mindfulness teacher Jamie Glossop

Shaun will be supported in leading this course by Jamie Glossop, who is the regular co-host of the Nottingham Mindfulness Group's in-house events.

Jamie is a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist (holding a BA Hons (First Class) from Nottingham university in Humanistic

Counselling), and he also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma from Coventry University in the teaching of Mindfulness and Mindfulness-based Compassion.

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"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

For more information about this 8 week program of meetings and course work contact Shaun
email: | mobile: 07769 574063 

"The Mindful Living Program is comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of Mindfulness. Shaun and Jamie are excellent teachers and demonstrate sound knowledge of the domain. Additionally, they lead the sessions is a very open fashion which encourages all participants to join in the discussions.  As well as learning and practicing Mindfulness it's great to hear and learn from the experiences of other participants."
- Brendan, Amber Valley
"This course has given me practical tools and techniques, which are slowly changing my relationship with my thoughts and emotions in a positive way. Shaun explains things in a very clear, accessible manner, with follow-up material to enhance understanding. The support he, Jamie and the other participants have provided has been invaluable in getting me through these strange, Covid times."
- Alison, Nottingham

Important - Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. However, anyone who is currently experiencing profound psychological and emotional crisis, or who is otherwise in deep distress (including the recently bereaved), should not try meditation. (At these times it's better to seek counselling, therapy or support from a qualified professional. Time spent outside in nature can also be beneficial.) In addition, recent research indicates that it may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) to try any form of meditation (including Mindfulness) unless it's conducted with appropriate medical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or psychotherapist, or another relevant health care professional, before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.