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Adult Courses

What is Mindfulness?

"The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally"

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Although some professions and situations are more stressful than others, we all have moments when we feel we would like to seek refuge in an oasis of calm.

 

We can try to physically escape our problems and responsibilities by jumping on a plane or train, but that‘s just a temporary fix. We have to sit and deal with them, which is where mindfulness comes in.

 

It does take commitment, but it is a tool for life and a more permanent stress management solution. And even those of us who don’t experience stress and anxiety can see improved physical and mental health through mindfulness – and potentially beneficial ripple effects for friends and family.

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I provide a range of group and private one-to-one courses for adults aimed at improving physical, emotional, social or psychological wellbeing. Based on Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing course, they can help with a wide range of issues, from poor concentration and managing your emotions to stress and chronic pain. I offer a safe environment where participants can learn tools that they can apply in their daily lives.

 

I run courses tailored to translators/interpreters, teachers/lecturers and parents, as well as a general course suitable for adults of all backgrounds. Take a look at my testimonials section to see some comments from past course participants.

Group courses

Course description

This 8-week course is suitable for complete beginners and teaches simple meditation practices that can help you improve you wellbeing, become more present in your daily life and manage thoughts, stress and emotions more effectively.

Themes include: Stress, Emotional pain, Physical pain, Pressure of time and roles, Compassion, Forgiveness and gratitude. 

Course details

This course is held online via Zoom.

Course fee: £200

Mondays 7-8:30pm UK time

Next course dates: 15th January until 11th March 2024 (no session during half-term) 
Payment Terms for your place to be secured:
A non-refundable £70 deposit is required when enrolling, with the remaining £130 to be paid by
8th January 2024.

General Mindfulness Course 

Email claire@bridgemakermindfulness.com or call 07563301530
if you’re not sure whether the course is right for you or to enrol.

*Please note that a minimum number of 5 participants is required for the course to run.
If this number is not reached, the course will be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund.

Research Snippet

“Detrimental effects of stress, negative emotions, and sympathetic dominance of the autonomic nervous system have been shown to be counteracted by different forms of meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques”

Jerath R., Crawford MW., Barnes VA., Harden K. (2015).

Course description

I have two daughters, so I understand the pressures of parenthood and how difficult it can be in these challenging times. This 8-week course is tailored to parents and is suitable for complete beginners. Learn simple meditation practices that can help you become more present in your daily life, de-escalate stress and better support your children. Building mindfulness into your life can have a positive impact on your children too. And mindfulness is not just for adults; children can benefit too, which is why I also offer courses tailored to children.

Themes include: Stress, Emotional pain, Physical pain, Pressure of time and roles, Compassion, Forgiveness and gratitude. 

Course details

Online via Zoom

Course fee: £200

Tuesdays 7:30-9:15pm UK time

Next course dates: 30th April until 25th June 2024 (no session during half-term). 

In-person Watch this space for location details and dates.

Course fee: £240

Next course dates: TBC 

Payment Terms for your place to be secured:
A non-refundable £100 deposit is required when enrolling, with the remainder to be paid 2 weeks before the course starts. 
A
 minimum number of 5 participants is required for the course to run.
If this number is not reached, the course will be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund.

Mindfulness Course for Parents

Email claire@bridgemakermindfulness.com or call 07563301530 ​
if you’re not sure whether the course is right for you or to enrol.

Research Snippet

“The results of the present review show that mindfulness interventions for parents are associated with reduced parenting stress for parents of both children and adolescents. They are also associated with improved youth psychological functioning across internalizing, externalizing, cognitive, and social domains”

Burgdorf V., Szabo M., Abbott M. (2019)

Mindfulness Course for Translators and Interpreters

Course description

Having worked for 20 years as a freelance translator, I know how difficult it can be working under constant time pressure and juggling your business with your private life. That’s why I’ve developed a mindfulness course specifically for translators and interpreters. The 8-week course is suitable for complete beginners and teaches simple meditation practices to help you bring mindfulness into your daily work to improve your focus and learn how to relax.

Themes include: Stress, Emotional pain, Physical pain, Pressure of time and roles, Compassion, Forgiveness and gratitude. 

Course details

Adult courses are held entirely online via Zoom.

Duration: 8 weeks

Course fee: £200

Mondays 7:30-9pm UK time

Next course dates: 25th September - 20th November 2023 (no session on 23rd October)

Payment needs to be made by 22nd September for your place to be secured.

Email claire@bridgemakermindfulness.com or call 07563301530 ​
if you’re not sure whether the course is right for you or to enrol.

“This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention and response inhibition, with the potential to alter longitudinal trajectories of cognitive change across a person's life.””

Springer. (2018, March 28). ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 20, 2022 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180328103708.htm

Research Snippet

Course description

I’ve been teaching French and translation at top London universities, including Imperial College, for over ten years. As such, I have first-hand experience of the challenges in education. This 8-week course is designed for teachers and lecturers to help you build mindfulness into your everyday life and teaching. No previous meditation experience is required.

Themes include: Stress, Emotional pain, Physical pain, Pressure of time and roles, Compassion, Forgiveness and gratitude. 

Course details

Adult courses are held entirely online via Zoom.

Duration: 8 weeks

Course fee: £200

Wednesdays 7:30-9pm UK time

Next course dates: upon request by schools for now

Mindfulness Course for Teachers

Email claire@bridgemakermindfulness.com or call 07563301530 ​
if you’re not sure whether the course is right for you or to enrol.

1-to-1 courses and sessions
Private courses and sessions

Adults can choose from in-person sessions at the Ralph Child & Family Practice 
or online sessions.
 

Course details

Duration: 8 weeks
Length of each session: 75 minutes

Course fee:
Online: £640 (£80/ session)
In-person at Ralph Child & Family Practice (SW6): £720 (£90/ session)

How to enrol

1) Email claire@bridgemakermindfulness.com  to ​book and attend a free 30-minute Zoom meeting to assess whether the programme is suitable for you.
It also allows Claire to adapt course content to your needs. 


2) Confirm you wish to enrol on the 8-week course, choose the time and day of the sessions, and pay a £200 non-refundable deposit, which will be deducted from the full course fee.

3) Pay the remainder of the course fee one week before the first session.

 

Follow-up sessions
Once the course is finished, participants can continue to attend ad hoc 1-to-1 sessions.
You will agree the frequency of sessions with Claire. The hourly rate applies to these sessions.

 

 

Testimonials
Roxanne Panopoulos

Thank you Claire! It did me a lot of good – just to force myself to take time for me in a more exclusive manner. To me this has been my special moment in the week where you take the time out for yourself.

Testimonials
Astrid de Kerangal

Very comprehensive and clearly delivered. The 2 areas theory & practical balanced out well. I will definitely be turning to meditation when I feel things need to be reigned in and put back on track.

Donatella Fiorella

Claire has been an amazing teacher who brought us through a mindful path where I learnt about myself, my emotion and my mind wonderings. The course is well structured and organised in details to allow all student to not get lost at any point. I feel that (this course) got me on the right path to start my daily practice.

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