Mindfulness Based Cognitive Training for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness can help us ‘pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of MBSR).

By learning how to develop a different relationship with their thoughts, participants will enable greater happiness, joy and peace in their work and personal lives. The course will run for 2 hours each week, with daily practice of 20-40 minutes in between.

This course is facilitated by Anna Wille, who is a qualified adult and children’s Mindfulness teacher, trained by Dr Patrizia Collard, the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Anna has worked with more than a dozen schools and taught over 3000 teachers and pupils. Anna also wrote teaching materials for LDA Findel, called ‘Mindfulness Shuffle – 50 activities for teachers to develop emotional intelligence in children’.


The course will include a variety of mindful meditation practices, as well as scientific teaching about how the brain, mind and body work under stress. Over the 8 weeks, participants will develop greater awareness of worrying or over-thinking patterns. Concepts covered will include how to:

  • identify and reduce living on auto-pilot
  • stop living in their heads and judging themselves
  • learn to gather their scattered mind
  • recognise difficulty and low mood or depression
  • learn to allow things to be and to let go or becomes less attached
  • recognise thoughts aren't facts, and how to respond not react
  • take care of themselves with activities of pleasure and mastery
  • plan how to maintain their practice for a low-stress, depression-free life.


Dates:  All Wednesdays - 24th April to 19th June 2019 (no sessions in Half Term)

Times and venue

4pm-6pm at Smallwood Primary School, SW17 0TN

Cost and Booking

£295 for the eight week programme 

Contact: courses@chesterton.wandsworth.sch.uk

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