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Engaging in mindfulness empowers us to navigate life’s challenges and stresses, fostering an appreciation for the unique offerings of each present moment. It may help us manage challenges by changing our perspectives and developing calm and creative responses.

The goal of mindfulness is to become aware of the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.

How Mindfulness can help

Mindfulness can bring about long-term changes in mood and increase levels of happiness and wellbeing.

It focuses on forms of meditation which include concentrating your attention on the sensations of your breath and body.

St Michael’s offers patients, their family and carers, plus members of the wider community, access to Mindfulness. This is through one-to-one meetings, taster sessions, courses and all-day practices.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness offers the possibility of noticing and feeling happiness as we become more fully appreciative of each moment.

The NHS’s NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines advocates the use of Mindfulness in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression, helping us enjoy life more.

Mindfulness is increasingly used for those living with both acute and chronic pain, and long-term illness.

Why choose St Michael's?

St Michael’s works in conjunction with Breathworks CIC, a global leader in Mindfulness.

In 2023, we were awarded a ‘Breathworks Centre of Excellence‘. We are currently the only Hospice in the UK to have this prestigious accolade.

When you embark on a Mindfulness course with us, you can rest assured, you are working with leaders and experts in the field. All of our facilitators are Breathworks Accredited.

Courses & Sessions

We regularly run Mindfulness sessions both in-person and online. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch to find out more.

Weekly Course

Explore how learning mindfulness can help develop mindful skills and tools to helpfully manage and ease the effects of illness, and alleviate and soothe the stresses and anxieties of life.

Next course: 10th September – 22nd October

Drop-In Sessions

Open to all, this is a 1-hour monthly session is designed to help you become more mindful, as well as soothe the stresses of life.

All-Day Practice

An opportunity to take some time for yourself.Open to those with a regular meditation practice and/or those who have done a Mindfulness course or similar.

Next Practice: Sunday, 26th May 2024


Pause Key Fob

The Pause Key Fob is a practical tool which is easy and adaptable to use yourself and to help you support others. It is a set of simple activities on a keyring which aim to interrupt the anxiety response and is suitable for all ages.


Mindfulness Enquiry

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I am now able to incorporate Mindfulness into my day.


I am less overwhelmed by my thoughts; my stress levels are lower, and I appreciate the moment I’m in.

St Michael's Hospice Healthcare Assistant