Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness for Health
Mindfulness in Schools (.b )
Mindfulness in Schools (Paws b)
We provide a range of mindfulness-based approaches for individuals, groups, schools and organisations...
Victoria offers 4 or 8-week courses in Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress in Herefordshire and South Shropshire as well as the Mindfulness for Schools Project's Paws b and .b programmes.
Any schools interested in bringing mindfulness into their curriculum, please make contact.
On the four/eight-week Mindfulness for Stress course you will learn how to boost your happiness and well-being, find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life, and to cope with stress, anxiety, fear, and depression. The course is run by Victoria Galbraith, within a supportive and friendly group setting.
The adult course course costs £150 per person (discount code provided if you have attended our complimentary mindfulness taster and booked within a certain time frame - cost reduced to £100) . Each session lasts for approximately 2 hours over an 4 or 8 week period with an additional mindfulness practice day at the end. The cost includes all classes, course book, plus mindfulness MP3's/CDs plus a half-day retreat. There are limited numbers for the Mindfulness for Stress courses in Ludlow, so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Dr Galbraith as a Mindfulness Teacher/Facilitator
Victoria is accredited as a mindfulness teacher with Breathworks. She has been trained in various mindfulness-based approaches and she adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers. The teacher training courses she has attended include the Breathworks approach to Mindfulness for Health, which focuses predominantly on pain; the Breathworks approach to Mindfulness for Stress; Bangor University's 'Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice' Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training part 1 and Mindfulness for Schools Paws b and dot b (.b) programmes.
Victoria has also attended a variety of mindfulness conferences and short courses including a 4-day course at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre for health professionals focusing upon Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting with Nancy Bardacke, the founder of the approach.
Enquiries and bookings can be made via the following contact details:
How the course has been useful in my life:
"It's changed my life! It's been a complete epiphany. It's totally changed my every day life. I know how important it is to take time for "me" and to not overanalyse every aspect of my life but to "be" with how I feel and move on. The primary/secondary experience in particular as well as the kindness meditations have been particularly helpful. Can't recommend it enough".
"Calmness, acceptance and it's ok to be me".
"I came to the course to find a way of dealing with myself when I became stressed - I now find that I am not becoming stressed to the same extent".
"The ability to switch off negativity and predicting things which may not even happen, calm the negative reactions within the body with body scan etc".
"A completely different view of how my mind approaches life and how I myself can influence my thoughts, decisions and, to a certain extent, emotions".
"Ability to stop and consider - use toolkit to help anxiety levels lower. Not get caught up by pressures that aren't as big as they seem".
"An understanding of awareness and mindfulness in daily life. It has introduced me to meditation which I would like to explore more and made me think about how I can be more mindful in daily life".
"I have learnt a huge amount - mainly about pacing, about giving myself permission to slow down - and how much better I feel for it. Also, meditation - I've definitely got better and also know that it's ok for other thoughts to enter, but to let them pass"
"Too much to write here!! Meditation isn't about having a blank mind but a way to relax and focus your attention and achieve a lovely sense of peace. It's allowed me to attain a greater level of balance in my life".
"Really useful. Able to use breathing techniques to control pain experience. Learning about the anxieties surrounding pain that are the real demons and using mindfulness to control. I really enjoyed the theory and working examples provided throughout the course".
"An ability to relax myself using breathing and body scans. Becoming more aware of things around me - taking me outside of my head and thoughts. Aware of nature & slowing down. Being more peaceful".
"I feel the course has taught me to appreciate the present and not to dwell on what has passed or what may be (or may not be!). I find particularly helpful the bodyscan meditation, the mindful movements and the habit releasers...watching the clouds".
Mindfulness Course Dates
Mindfulness for Stress 4-week course,
Fee: £150 - includes 4 x 2.5 hour classes, book, practice booklet, MP3 tracks and a half-day retreat.
Mondays 7.30-10pm on the following dates:
Venue: Ashford Carbonel Village Hall
Tickets available via Eventbrite
We reserve the right to cancel/postpone courses. In the event that this occurs, you will be reimbursed for the amount paid.
Comments on the teacher:
"Exactly the right person for teaching this".
"Fantastic! Perfect! What can I say? Accommodating, accepting. Victoria's delivery of the amazing course was paramount in my understanding and appreciation of the material. Thank you Victoria, it has changed my life!"
"Victoria is nothing short of remarkable. The way she leads the lessons is truly first class and her ability to tune into how people are feeling and gently guide them to a healthier way of looking at a situation or life choice/pattern of behaviour is truly remarkable. She has changed my life. Hard to be more positive about our teacher, she's amazing! She has a quiet but powerful calm about her and exudes mindfulness. A great advocate and truly a master at what she teaches. Even if she insists it's a practice, not a way/state of being. I'm very inspired!"
"Very approachable and personable at all times. Thank you Victoria - this has changed my life and therefore those around me".
"Victoria has an excellent voice and pace for the meditations. She was always amazing at slowing down things, breaking them down and listening to individuals".
"Victoria has got an amazingly calm and empathic approach which has made the course feel very non-threatening and a relaxing environment. It has been a really enjoyable experience, thank you".
"It was a calm, safe environment and Victoria has a lovely calming welcoming feel to her. I never felt I was giving the 'wrong' answer. Her guided meditations were wonderful - she has a soothing voice and a lovely tone".
"Victoria has been great. She is a wonderful communicator and has helped me explore and make sense of the experience which has enabled me to get the most out of the course. I would recommend that everyone should include mindfulness in their every day lives".
"Fantastic teacher, great communicator. Allowed all participants to have a say and was kind and understanding throughout. Put people at ease and led us through each topic at an appropriate pace. Thank you so much".
"Victoria is a fantastic teacher - thoughtful, caring and engaging. Very informative, a great listener and easy to understand".
"Victoria was great. She has a very soft and calming voice and a gentle, reassuring manner, all of which certainly enhanced her ability to communicate the material on the course".
Corporate/ School Feedback:
"May I thank you so much for your presentation today – a perfect balance of science and practical tips. It was very well-received and many staff have been talking positively about the hour this afternoon".
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and connected with your workshop, and Mindfulness is something I am trying hard to follow for myself and within my family; I don't always achieve it, but I guess just being aware of how I feel when I am mindful is a step in the right direction. Thank you for your timely reminder and I hope to meet you at another of your workshops in the future".
"Thanks so much for your lecture yesterday. It was just what we wanted and the pupils have given really positive feedback this morning..."