Graduate Hub

We offer 'graduate' retreat days and 4-week courses for deepening practice and exploring themes in a structured way with a group - see below.

This is for you if you've done a beginner mindfulness course and would like to continue and develop your practice, and connect with others. We welcome anyone who has completed the standard 8-week mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT) or equivalent, whether with Being Mindful or with another teacher.

Don't worry if you've completely lost touch with your mindfulness practice - this is a good opportunity for a fresh start! It's much easier to establish and continue a practice with the support of a community and teacher.

---Graduate all-day retreats---

A chance to refresh and deepen your practice, with the practices of body scan, mindful movement, sitting meditation, mindful walking and more. Nourish yourself with the luxury of a day of stillness and silence. For anyone who has completed the standard 8-week mindfulness course or equivalent, with us or another teacher. Please bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothes.

The cost for the retreat day is £50 (£35 concessions). To register please contact us and we will send details on how to make payment to secure your place. Please specify when you did your initial mindfulness course (or as close as you can remember) and with which teacher.

30 March 2018
Spring retreat day led by Tessa. Can be done alone or as part of the graduate course, see below.
Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Taught by Tessa Watt
Location: St George The Martyr,
Borough High Street, London
SE1 1JA

---Graduate Courses---

Coming to our Senses: March to April 2019 - 4 week course + retreat day

In this course will explore the senses as an antidote to the anxious chatter of the mind. Each week we will focus on a particular sense, both literally, and as a metaphor for how we relate to our experience.

Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10
Session length: 2hrs 15mins (7:00pm to 9:15pm)
Teacher: Tessa Watt
Location:St Mark’s Church Hall
53 Rowfant Road
Balham, SW17 7AP
***All-day retreat included - Saturday March 30 (10:30am-4:30pm)***
[Please note that the Saturday retreat will take place in St George The Martyr, Borough, SE1 1JA]

Cost: £170 (£130 concessions)

To register please contact us and we will send details on how to make payment to secure your place. Please specify when you did your initial mindfulness course (or as close as you can remember) and with which teacher.

Week 1: Feeling
Moving from thinking to sensing mode. Working with the body scan. Exploring how emotions are embodied and intelligent. Developing the willingness to experience our emotions and difficulties in the body.
Week 2: Tasting
The practice of mindful eating. 'Tasting' as a metaphor for appreciating our world. How can we cultivate appreciation and enjoyment without clinging?
Week 3: Hearing
Mindful listening. Mindfulness of sounds and thoughts - understanding the connection. Practising mindful communication.
Week 4: Seeing
Mindfulness of the visual. 'Seeing' clearly: developing insight into our mental patterns and habits. Reflecting back on the course, what insights we have gained, and what we would like to take forward.

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