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What is Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness is about being present and being here with kindness.
  • It is about connecting more with the body than with our thoughts.
  • It takes practice and the classic course is taught over 8 wks.
  • Mindfulness is good for you and anyone can do it.
Mindfulness is a way of gently focusing attention which can break negative emotional loops, so that life becomes meaningful again.
Through meditation, mindfulness can enable one to see things differently, undoing mental and physical knots and tensions. It can increase your sense of personal confidence, of having more options and more strength to face challenges. It can bring you into the “now” and from the “now” a better quality of life develops.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is the largest and best-known stress reduction programme in the world. It was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical department in the 70’s. It has benefitted people suffering from stress, stress-related conditions and chronic pain as well as many others whose needs were less acute but who sought a better understanding of self and an improved quality of life.

The UK`s N.I.C.E. National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends the training as a means to significantly reduce the incidence of depressive relapse.

The core skill that you will learn is ‘mindfulness’ – a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgementally, to what goes on in the present moment in your body, mind, and the world around you.

Our Services

  • Corporate Talks & Trainings

The 8 week MBSR course for corporate groupsRead More

  • Online MBSR Courses

One-to-0ne or group courses, we meet on-line by Skype or Zoom…Read More

  • The 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

we will meet once a week for two hours to practice mindfulness…Read More

  • Forest Bathing or mindful walking,

Alison guides forest bathing walks in SE England and mindful walking retreats in S France…Read More 

  • Monthly Saturday

Afternoon gatherings which may be a walk, a picnic, a “sit”, a virtual retreat or a themed workshop …. Read More

  • Video Blog Meditation

Regular video blogs to keep you practicing and inspired…Read More

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Alison Prideaux MA


  • Started meditating in 1980, Goenke’s Vipassana tradition.
  • 2008 Took the eight wk Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course in London with Michael Chaskalson, author of the Mindful Workplace.
  • 2018 Completed a 4 yr Postgraduate Diploma at Bangor University in Teaching Mindfulness Based Interventions.
  • Taught 25 eight wk courses of MBSR to laypeople, corporate groups, schools, medical staff and those touched by cancer.
  • Trained through the Mindfulness In Schools Project to teach children, adolescents and teachers.
  • Maintains a regular personal practice and follows the good practice guidelines.


  • BSC Environmental Science and MA Landscape Architecture, Sheffield University
  • Environmental Planner in London and Boston
  • Dive guide in Galapagos for the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • ITEC Massage Therapist.
  • Has no friends on powder days ( ask a skier)

Alison is enthusiastic about the effectiveness of Mindfulness and the benefits which can be gained through regular practice. She has seen many committed course participants, rise above difficulty and start living life to the full. Thanks to consistent practice, Alison has coped calmly with setbacks and put lifelong depressive relapse behind her. She is keen to pass the gift of mindful living to others so please join a Saturday activity, follow the blogs or attend a free introductory session. There are easy ways to get started!