Breathworks Mindfulness Courses


We will be running a Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress 8-Session Course ' Mindful Living in Troubled Times' led by Barry Hill and Cate Peel in Bristol starting Friday Oct 11th 2019.  Barry and Cate are accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teachers.

Stress, anxiety, pain and suffering can be intolerable – but it doesn’t have to be this way.  We are living in challenging, rapidly changing times and Mindfulness reveals a series of simple practices that can be used to reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, physical exhaustion and tiredness often suffered in daily life.  Mindfulness can also teach you new ways of relating to the experience of pain, injury and the suffering of illness.

The course will run mostly on Fridays with one Thursday 7.0pm to 9.30pm and one Saturday 10.0am to 12.30pm.  The dates of the course will be Fri Oct 11th, Fri Oct 18th, Fri Oct 25th, Sat Nov 9th, Thurs Nov 14th, Fri Nov 29th, Fri Dec 6th, and Fri Dec 13th (final evening 6pm-9.30pm)

To support your learning experience it is best if you can make all 8 of these sessions.  We have tried to avoid school holidays but we ask that you also carefully check that your holidays and other commitments allow you to make these dates.

The course will cost £100 - £250 (please choose the amount you are able to pay, depending on your income). 

There are 10 places on this course and a place can be secured and reserved for £25. You will need to pay the balance by September 20th. The course venue will be St Paul’s Nursery, Little Bishop St, Bristol BS2 9JF.  The school is just off Portland Square near the end of the M32.  There is free and secure parking.

This course is suitable for those new to Mindfulness, but can also benefit those who have some experience and wish to revitalise their Mindfulness practice.  It is difficult to keep up a Mindfulness practice alone and it can be very inspiring and motivating to do, or even repeat, an 8-week course alongside others. If you have any questions about this course, or want to register, please phone or text:  07957 340689 or email Barry:

We ask all applicants for this course to take part in a short phone chat to exchange questions and other relevant information so please contact first before sending any payment. It can also be fun sharing the course alongside a friend, work colleague or family member so we attach a flier.  Please feel welcome to forward this information on to anyone you feel may be interested.

My work as a Counsellor has always been informed by my practice as a Buddhist and the various Meditation methods I have learned along the way.  I trained with the University of the West of England as a CBT Practitioner and, along the way, began to find out about and practice Mindfulness.  It seemed to open very effective new doors for me as a Counsellor.  I then discovered that some Buddhist friends, Vidyamala Burch and Sona Fricker, were running Breathworks, an organisation based in Manchester who are passionate about providing courses and teacher training in mindfulness-based pain and illness management to help people change their lives and ease the suffering associated with pain, illness and stress. 

I trained for 3 years with Breathworks and was accredited as a Breathworks Mindfulness trainer in May 2014.  This Mindfulness training was life changing;  synthesising my personal practice as a Buddhist and taking my CBT and general Counselling practice into very exciting and new directions. `

I run occasional 8-week Mindfulness for Health or Mindfulness for Stress courses in Bristol alongside a co-Teacher, Cate Peel.  We are planning to run another course this Spring 2019 in South Bristol.  The cost will be by donation.  If you think you would be interested in attending this course please email: