Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Spring Course at BCH Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Breast Cancer Haven, London Effie Road Fulham SW6 1TB This course is open to anyone, not just people affected by breast cancer. Led by Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM, PhD in Mindfulness, RN, BSW. Caroline is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor who trained with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and the team at the University of Massachusetts in 2004. Caroline has been teaching and researching MBSR since that time. (Caroline is also trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and runs these courses on Wednesday mornings). Spring 2018 Tuesday evenings from 10 April to 30 May 2018 Mindfulness helps embrace moments of uncertainty and fear in our lives. It is a practice of being present, awake and alert, alive and attentive. It helps us develop more stability and a greater capacity to accept ourselves and our lives just as they are. Something very powerful happens when we slow down and start being fully present in our lives. When we bring our attention to our senses, in movement or in sitting meditation, something settles within us. It’s like coming home, touching base, drinking from clear, fresh water. It doesn’t mean to say the difficulties of life go away, but we learn to develop new perspectives and deeper insights, a different way of seeing and the ability to develop a practice that cultivates calm, happiness and equanimity at the root of our being. Dates: Tuesday 10 April 6.00pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 17 April 6.00pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 24 April 6.00pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 1 May 6.00pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 8 May 6.00pm to 8.00pm Tuesday 15 May 6.00pm to 8.00pm Saturday 19 May 10.00am to 4.00pm Wednesday 23 May 6.00pm to 8.00pm (please note change to Wednesday evening) Wednesday 30 May 6.00pm to 8.00pm (please note change to Wednesday evening) If you are interested in this course, please contact Caroline Hoffman for the application form to complete for the course: Dr Caroline Hoffman, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor and Clinical and Research Director [email protected] Tel 020 7384 0007 or 07572 637588 or contact Breast Cancer Haven, London Front Desk Team Tel 020 7384 0099 Cost: £275 however no one is turned away on financial grounds. Concessions are available. Parking Please note that parking on the street near Breast Cancer Haven in the early evening is not possible due to parking restrictions (not even on a yellow line). If you wish to drive it is suggested that you use the multi-storey car park above Fulham Broadway underground station. What to wear Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily. There are facilities for changing available at Breast Cancer Haven.