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Mindfulness-Based courses for individuals and organisations based in London and the Midlands.

All courses run by accredited teachers who trained at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and are listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations.

Why Mindfulness?


Enhance Wellbeing

Help find more balance in your life and live life more fully.

Feel Calmer

Increase your ability to handle difficulties more effectively and with greater ease.

Perform Better

Improve focus and concentration and bring real benefits to your learning and work.

Enjoy Life More

Learn skills that help you make wiser choices and give you greater energy and enthusiasm for life.

Mindfulness for Life


Mindfulness for Life (MBCT for Life) has recently been developed by Oxford Mindfulness Centre as an evolution of the gold-standard MBCT course, and will now be offered as one of our courses for the general public. It offers mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural practices that are accessible to everyone.

This new course is designed to guide you, as a participant, in how to apply this learning in everyday life both to cope with the pressures and demands of everyday life but also to cultivate greater joy, compassion and equanimity. It offers you a different way of living that supports you in learning to work with difficulties but also to savour life, realise your potential and to flourish.

Mindfulness MBCT


Mindfulness MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) Course is the original evidenced-based course developed at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and we will continue to offer this as one our courses for the general public. MBCT also teaches mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural practices that are accessible to everyone. As a skills-based course it offers tools that help you as a participant to become more familiar with the workings of your mind and body, to recognise unhelpful patterns of reacting to difficulties and distress in your life and to respond skilfully, rather than react, and to bring greater kindness to yourself.

In addition to its suitability as a course for the public it is also recommended by NICE ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as helpful in preventing recurrent depression, and research has shown MBCT to be effective for a range of physical and emotional problems such as pain and chronic fatigue.



Free Taster Session in SW London

11.30 - 12.30 Sunday 21st January

Gooseberry Bush Centre, Wimbledon, London


8-session Mindfulness for Life Course in SW London

Running 4th February, 2018 to 25th March, 2018

10:30am - 12:30pm each Sunday plus a guided Practice Afternoon on Sunday 18th March 12.30pm - 4.00pm.
Gooseberry Bush Centre, Wimbledon, London
Easy walking distance from main line and tube stations at Wimbledon, South Wimbledon & Merton Park Tram stop. Free local parking nearby on Sundays.
Early booking discount available!



8-session Mindfulness MBCT Course in the Midlands

Dates TBC




Cultivate-Mindfulness offers mindfulness courses for individuals and organisations who are looking to improve their general health and wellbeing. We teach recognised mindfulness courses as developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, including the new Mindfulness for Life course in addition to MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). Our teachers, Merran and Stella, both trained at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and follow the Good Practice Guidelines as laid out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations.

In addition to running courses in London, Merran and Stella both individually teach in other locations including Oxford, at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and in the Midlands. Stella also offers Paws b mindfulness teaching for children.


Merran Barber Mindfulness Picture

Merran Barber

Stella Saad Mindfulness Picture

Stella Saad