Radio Solent Interview

Some schools in America have replaced detention with meditation and the results make for interesting reading. Instead of sending children to stand outside the classroom or getting them detention they go to the mindful moment room. Since the start of last year the schools haven’t suspended a single pupil, could this work in schools here … Read more

All-Day Retreat November 2018

This all-day retreat is for people who have completed an 8-week mindfulness course. It is a chance you reconnect and deepen your practice through silent reflection and practice. We will revisit familiar practices and experience some new ones. The whole day is in silence though there will be a chance for reflection and questions at … Read more

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

These are full 8 week courses designed for people who wish to integrate mindfulness into their lives. The courses aim to help you take better care of yourself and get the most out of living. The majority of people completing the course report lasting benefits including: improved relationships at work and at home having more … Read more

Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions

DORCHESTER with Jem – Thursdays 7 to 8.30pm Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre, 14 Trinity Street, Dorchester. Next sessions –  7th November and 5th December. These regular evening drop-in sessions are a chance to develop your mindfulness practice. If you are a ‘graduate’ of an 8-week course, or have learned mindfulness by some other route, … Read more

Mindfulness and Social Change

As more and more people begin to see the way in which mindfulness can transform ideas, it’s use in guiding social change is growing. In this article by Luke Wreford and Paula Haddock explore how mindfulness is moving beyond the personal and becoming a force for change in society as a whole.

Time for New Thinking About Mindfulness

An article by Jamie Bristow, Director of the Mindfulness Initiative, argues that while there is some evidence that the qualities of mindful awareness, openness, empathy and care, are not ethically neutral and can impel the individual to change their behaviour. As people develop in their practice, they are able to interrogate their values and understand … Read more

Do mountains move?

Yes, no or it depends? A mindfulness teacher with a strong emphasis on a scientific approach to practice, Shinzen Young, says that it depends. If you look at a mountain in small enough detail, down to the atomic level, then you will see movement – the protons, electrons and neutrons are continually moving. If we … Read more

Transformation

Transformational is a term often used to describe the impact mindfulness can have. Although I am often wary of making claims that can often seem exaggerated, I would certainly apply it when talking about iBme UK’s residential mindfulness retreats. iBme UK is now in its third year and has its annual retreat in Kent from … Read more

Taking Care in the Midst of Turmoil

In the midst of the all the turmoil we face at the moment, taking good care of yourself is central. Life, and all that it brings, can be an intense place to be, yet being compassionate and caring with ourselves allows us to open to what is really going on. It would be too easy … Read more

Internal Focus And External Effects

’ve just come back from an inspiring Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) conference. There were an inspirational array of speakers who, without exception, reaffirmed what an important thing it is to teach mindfulness to young people. One stand-out speech was from Caroline Lucas MP. She was reflecting on how mindfulness has the potential to allow … Read more

New Course May 2021 We hope to run an 8-week in-person course, Beyond Recuperation – Mindfully Creating a New Future, at the Dorchester Yoga and Therapy Centre. Thursday evenings. Please click on the button below for more information.

New Mindfulness Course