About

What participants say about this MBSR course:

“Your course about mindfulness was one of the most important things I have ever learnt in my life. You provide me with a skill of how to be present at the moment and how to be aware of my body physically and mentally and I will recommend it for everyone I know.” 

“This course has had a profound effect on me.  Catastrophization has always been my MO.  When my mind is racing, I’m now able to calm myself.  Finding peace in my fragmented day with all its onslaughts is difficult but I feel well equipped to handle it now. “

“For me this course was kind of life-changing. I learned how to calm myself when my buttons get pressed. I noticed that after meditating my day tends to pass better. I am much more self aware. I’m now a better listener and communicator.”

“Just want to let you know, that the head of HR here told me that she can really see that I have a much calmer and more serene attitude in the last two weeks.  Since the only thing that has changed is taking your course, i have to give full credit where credit is due.”

“I must say that this experience has been above my expectations!  I thought to meet “survivors of the seventies” but it was people like me, struggling with work, private time, family, kids etc. etc. searching for quiet moments.  You were able to give us these moments and you taught us how to find these moments by ourselves.”

“Found the course so appropriate for me at this stage of my life. Realised that stillness can be challenging — but if I persist extremely enabling. Meditations were a welcome experience and were guided with warmth and integrity. I’m on the threshhold of my journey and know I have vital work to continue with but am grateful for this excellent grounding — near home, in English, with a group of people who were warm and accepting.”

“I would like to just thank you so much for the wonderful teaching that you have given us. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity of following it .. and I am truly sad that the end is approaching.”

“Thank you for the thoughtful, elegant use of words and expression during sessions and in handouts. The quality of your speech is what made it possible for me to achieve any degree of mindfulness, as has the overall theme of kindness both towards oneself but by extension in one’s relation to others. I would love to live in a world colored by your compassionate, non-judging, yet purposeful invitation to be at peace with oneself and the wonder of living.”

“I loved the course! I really feel it helped me with awareness and I found myself practicing mindfulness every day. I bonded with the group and looked forward to coming every Wednesday.”

“I have really enjoyed the course – it’s very thought provoking and it provided me with great techniques to cope with a very difficult time in my life.”

“Open, welcoming, supportive, not dogmatic. Reading material very useful as a resource to dip into after lessons and beyond. Safe. welcoming environment in which people who chose to express themselves felt encouraged and listened to.”

“I have thoroughly appreciated the time and space to reflect. I would truly love to continue this journey, so please keep me posted if you are considering any further courses.”

“Thanks for your guidance throughout….. you’ve been very inspirational.”

“In my opinion this course was perfect and very similar to what I expected. The only problem was the sometimes continuous chatter in my mind!”

“It was very rich and motivating!! Please include me in any other courses you do in the future.”

“An inspirational course. It was an all-round eye-opening experience. Teacher calm and very confident and clear in her explanations, drawing parallels with other approaches; very knowledgeable.”

“Having these mindfulness techniques has been such a huge help and I’m sure has saved me from becoming very down about the situation I’m in. Instead, I feel peace, acceptance, and self compassion. So thank you so much for everything you taught me. I really believe it has, and will continue to, change my life for the better.”

“Heartfelt thank you for a wonderful learning experience. Your measured and compassionate voice made the course for me. I liked the academic thinking that you balanced with the practices. Truly enjoyed every session!”

“The writing in the handouts is wonderful, a feast and a class in and of itself.”

“I feel that I am in a better place now and that I can comfortably be more present in my daily life — and this was the purpose for taking the course.”

“I liked everything about this course: the talks, the handouts, the meditations, the email follow-ups. I felt guided, but still free to find my own path. To me this was an extremely useful and helpful experience.”

“The resources were helpful and encouraging, and the half-day retreat was a lovely culmination of the course.”

“The teacher was calm and well settled in herself — a good example. The course gave time for oneself with no judgment and no pressure.”

“This course was wonderful. It has really enriched my relationship with myself, and of course as a consequence that with others. It was well organised, well structured, and each week’s reading material is a gem of wisdom. We hope for follow-on in the form of regular refresher sessions or more ‘advanced’ seminars.”

 

Biography

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Pamela Powers, (BA psychology, Smith College, MA; THP: NSHAP, London; certified MBSR instructor, Centro Italiano Studi Mindfulness, Rome; certified .B teacher, Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK; ACT and MBCT teacher training, Mindfulness Training Ltd, London; twenty-five years of personal practice in meditation and mindfulness disciplines), has been training individuals, schools, and organisations in mindfulness for the past twelve years. She has a private practice in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and leads courses on various applications of mindfulness drawing on research-based methods including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT).