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.

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 – 2022
Open to all – 2.30-3.30pm – in Day Services at St Michael’s Hospice

  • Monday 30th May
  • Monday 27th June
  • Monday 25th July
  • Tuesday 30th August
  • Monday 26th September
  • Monday 31st October
  • Monday 28th November
  • Monday 12th December

Mindfulness All Day Practice sessions2022
Open to all – 9.45am-4.30pm – at St Michael’s Hospice

  • Sunday 3rd July
  • Saturday 1st October
  • Sunday 4th December

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.