8 Week Mindfulness Course. Find focus, be present and create space with a place on this exceptional course. Starting in January 2017 and running on 8 consecutive Wednesday nights from the 18th January, including a day's silent retreat, this is an ideal opportunity to focus and gain perspective as we start the new year. Louise Birch is a well respected mindfulness teacher who is working towards her Masters in mindfulness, this is how she describes mindfulness, "Mindfulness can help us develop greater self-awareness and lead to greater inner strength to tackle the challenges of daily life. Many of us have encountered times in our lives when we have struggled with difficulties, pain or illness. Mindfulness can help us work with these struggles and better prepare us for dealing with the difficult times and, also enhance our enjoyment of the pleasant things. Practices are taught through meditation skills, bringing attention to the breath to explore our relationship to thoughts, feelings and sensations. This 8 week MBSR course is a tried and tested secular method and invites you to explore and practise both formal and informal mindfulness practices." This is a unique opportunity to take this course at a special price of £100, usually £195. Places are popular and book quickly. Why not invest in a new year, new you and make 2017 a mindful year.