Practicing Mindfulness can help us deal with life and its stresses and teach us to appreciate what each present moment may offer.

It may help us manage challenges by changing our perspectives and developing calm and creative responses.

Coming up…

Mindfulness All Day Practice

This day will be a silent retreat helping nourish and restore our sense of wellbeing. There will be a number of lying, sitting and movement practices.

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Weekly Mindfulness course

Six consecutive Wednesdays
21st February – 27th March

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

Mindfulness can also offer 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.

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 or all-day practices.

Free drop-in sessions take place at St Michael’s on the final Monday of each month (excluding December and Bank Holiday Monday’s) from 2.30–3.30pm.

‘Mindfulness for Health’ and ‘Mindfulness for Stress’ courses are held regularly throughout the year, plus quarterly Mindfulness All-Day Practices.

Mini-Mindfulness sessions for patients, staff and volunteers take place regularly.

The Mindfulness team organises and hosts various workshops throughout the year.

St Michael’s Hospice is a venue for Breathworks Masterclasses and similar events.

Monthly Mindfulness Drop-In sessions – 2023
Open to all – 2.30-3.30pm – in Day Services at St Michael’s Hospice

  • Monday 30th January
  • Monday 27th February
  • Monday 27th March
  • Monday 24th April
  • Tuesday 30th May
  • Monday 26th June
  • Monday 31st July
  • Tuesday 29th August
  • Monday 25th September
  • Monday 30th October
  • Monday 27th November
  • Monday 11th December

Mindfulness All Day Practice sessions2023
Open to all – 9.45am-4.30pm – at St Michael’s Hospice

  • Sunday 26th February
  • Saturday 3rd June
  • Sunday 15th October

Mindfulness Aspects Revisited:

Monday 13th February (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Monday 13th March (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Online and face-to-face at St Michael’s Hospice on the following dates:
9th October/23rd October/6th November/20th November/27th November

These sessions will give attendees the opportunity to re-discover and explore some Mindful aspects and practices, either in-person or online. Topics will include primary and secondary suffering, working with thoughts, noticing everyday joys, and sharing mindful meditations.

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.

To buy one, just click here

Mindfulness at St Michael’s Hospice is provided in conjunction with Breathworks CIC, an international mindfulness organisation founded in the United Kingdom, which offers mindfulness-based approaches to living well with pain, stress, and illness.