WHY CHOOSE MINDFULLY AWARE?
Our high quality courses have been carefully selected from organisations that are leaders in the field of mindfulness practice and research and have been proven over many years to deliver benefits.
We try to create a nurturing, relaxed environment and will support and encourage you not only during the course but also afterwards.
The mindfulness we teach is secular (non-religious, non-spiritual). We don’t sit crossed legged (unless you want to…. and can!), we sit on chairs, lie down or stand up (whichever is most comfortable for you)… and we don’t chant.
Donna Brown, the founder of Mindfully Aware, has first-hand experience of both the physical and mental effects of severe stress, anxiety and mild depression. This experience – of the combined mental and physical effects of stress along with the benefits that mindfulness can bring – puts her in a unique position to help individuals to improve their own lives.
Prior to setting up Mindfully Aware, Donna worked as an Executive in the public sector and before that as a Director within private industry.
“It was while suffering with severe stress and anxiety in the workplace that I was introduced to mindfulness. If I had known about the mindfulness practices earlier in life I believe that I would not have fallen ill.”
Donna has been practising mindfulness for herself since 2008. She completed her own 8 week mindfulness course with Bangor University and went on to be trained as a teacher with Breathworks in their approach to:
- Mindfulness Based Pain Management
- Mindfulness for Stress.
Donna is now an Associate of Breathworks providing peer to peer supervision. In addition she trained with Bangor University Centre Mindfulness Research and Practice, Oxford University Mindfulness Centre and Mindfulness Network CIC at University of Exeter
To qualify as a mindfulness teacher and a mindfulness Supervisor Donna has been trained in accordance with the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses and adheres to their standards.