The Mindful Self-Compassion course POSTPONED

The Mindful Self-Compassion course POSTPONED

“The things I’ve learnt from mindfulness, and particularly the MSC course, have already changed my life for the better.”

MSC graduate 2019

Based on the research and work of Dr Kristen Neff and Dr Christopher Germer this 8 week course is a journey to greater self acceptance. It is therapeutic but not therapy. It uses mindfulness and meditation but does not require you to already have these skills.

Self-compassion is not soft, weak, self-pitying, self-centred or selfish. It is the heart of the truly strong and resilient individual. From self-compassion arises compassion for others, bottomless strength and the freedom to be authentic, to be yourself.

Learning self-compassion has been the single most healing influence in my life. Three years ago I undertook the self-compassion intensive course for myself with its co-creators Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in the Netherlands. Since then I have taught many of the practices in my day to day mindfulness work. In 2019 I completed the full teacher training course  to bring this powerful course to Nottingham. I will create a safe environment to guide you through practices designed to accept yourself just as you are and build greater inner strength.

“It is really powerful and it has changed the way I approach to myself. Before I even did not realize some moments of self criticism and now I can acknowledge them and act in a different way with myself, with more kindness and understanding.”

MSC graduate 2019

How self-compassionate are you?

Take this test to find out. Test developed by Dr Kristin Neff who has been researching self-compassion for more than a decade.

The course contents:

  • Week 1: Discovering mindful self-compassion
  • Week 2: Practicing mindfulness
  • Week 3: Practicing Loving Kindness
  • Week 4: Discovering your compassionate voice
  • Week 5: Living Deeply
  • Retreat Day
  • Week 6: Meeting difficult emotions
  • Week 7: Exploring challenging relationships
  • Week 8: Embracing your life

Course dates: Thursdays 6-9pm, 30th April – 25th June 2020. Half term break on 28th May. Additional 4 hour retreat session on Sunday 7th June 11-3.

Venue: Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2RD

Special Early Bird rate: Book by midnight 31st March and pay only £270

Cost: £300 (includes course workbook)

Places are limited: group size will be between 12-15. Book now or contact me for more information.

You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire before joining the course to make sure the course is safe and suitable for you at this time. No previous experience of mindfulness is necessary.

If you are thinking of training to teach mindful self-compassion I am a trained teacher and this course counts as the first step on your journey to trained teacher status with CMSC.

Here MSC teacher Ali Lambie talks about what the course is all about…




Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Based on the bestselling book and developed by clinical psychologists at Oxford University, the course combines mindfulness with cognitive psychology.

The “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” course is designed especially to make mindfulness accessible to even the busiest people! Maximum benefit with short practices of around 10 minutes.

This is an 8 week course to help you achieve a mindfulness practice compatible with a busy life which still helps you feel calmer, clearer and more in control. 8 weekly meetings of 1-1.5 hours duration plus short daily practices at home. Taught in a small group setting.

Starts TBA


The course will cover:

  • Week 1 Waking up to the autopilot
  • Week 2 Keeping the body in mind
  • Week 3 The mouse in the maze
  • Week 4 Moving beyond the rumour mill
  • Week 5 Turning towards difficulties
  • Week 6 Trapped in the past or living in the present?
  • Week 7 When did you stop dancing?
  • Week 8 Your wild and precious life

Cost:  £180  

Venue: Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR

Please note: this course is for 18+ and you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to make sure it is suitable for you at this time.

You will need to get a copy of the book to accompany the course:


Mindful Meditation ONLINE Drop-ins

Mindful Meditation ONLINE Drop-ins

Now online!

Fridays: 11am-12noon

Tuesdays: 6-7pm

COST: £5

Practising mindfulness can reduce anxiety and help us cope in uncertain times.

Practising in a group can bring renewed motivation, focus and warmth to your practice.

Maintain your mindfulness and learn even more with Mel Wraight. Mel will lead a couple of practices each session with short periods for reflection and discussion in between. This class assumes some basic knowledge or experience of mindfulness practice.

Join with Zoom:

or email me for BACs transfer details

How to use

Go to


Enter ID number: 794723159

From a PC or Mac you can just click on this “Join with Zoom” link. If you haven’t used Zoom before you may be prompted to download software. It is free to you (I have a pro account I pay for).

From a smartphone or iPad you will need to download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app first then enter ID 794723159 when prompted.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: 8 week MBSR 18th February 2020

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: 8 week MBSR 18th February 2020

MBSR: The 8 week course.

Stop the mind spinning, feel calmer, less anxious, more compassionate and joyful. This evidence based, highly effective course is recommended for those who want to develop a mindfulness practice in everyday life. Research shows mindfulness practice helps build resilience to cope with stress and anxiety, worry, pain and chronic illness.

COST: £220

Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm starts: 18th February 2020 – 7th April 2020

at Middle Street Resource Centre, 74 Middle Street, Beeston, NG9 2AR (Middle Street tram stop)

This course includes home practice of about 30 minutes per day. This is a really important component to get the best out of the course and I will encourage you in reaching this goal.

Course content:

  • Introducing mindfulness
  • Handling stress
  • The power of being present
  • Patterns of reactivity to stress
  • Responding not reacting
  • Stressful communications and interpersonal mindfulness
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Keeping your mindfulness alive

You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your physical and mental health before joining the course. Click “contact me” to request a registration form or ask questions.

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