Mindfulness in simple terms means awareness. Sometimes, in life we can be faced with worrying situations and difficulties. In an attempt to make sense of these difficulties we often and naturally so experience stress and unhappiness. At times we get stuck in these reactive mental states and need support moving forwards. Mindfulness is an ancient approach applicable to modern day living. It is an approach rooted in non-judgmentally befriending our situation with more awareness, self-compassion and skill. It is this unique befriending that gives us the opportunity to foster a more positive and meaningful relationship with our very own lives.


Join our new Live Online Teacher-Led Course with a real MBSR mindfulness instructor, real time, with a real group of people, delivered in a safe and nourishing online environment.




The NHS and the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) now endorses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as an effective treatment for various health conditions including depression.

Our Live Online 8-Week Mindfulness for Life course:

Our live, online course is backed by modern Neuroscience and ancient meditation practice. We teach mindfulness in a light hearted and practical way applicable to daily life. All courses are led by Robert Gebka – international author of Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies and or Dr Julia Forster and Certified Mindfulness Practitioner.

The entire 8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course is delivered live through video (Zoom) conferencing, rather than meeting in-person, participants engage with the teacher and interact with one another through their computer during the sessions. The workbook and online audios will be provided electronically as well.

What is the MBSR Mindfulness course

Our online Mindfulness for Life 8-Week course is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School . Our course is also Compassion Focused and Trauma Sensitive which means that we are incorporating cutting edge discoveries in neuroscience as well as Mindfulness Based Self-compassion giving each course participant a safe space in which to explore mindfulness.

The course is well suited for people who might have specific health conditions such as stress, high blood pressure etc and or low mood as well as for people who do not have any related health conditions and simply want to learn mindfulness to enhance their sense of wellbeing. The course also includes very basic mindful body movement exercises such as yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress.

Our courses do not require any previous experience in mindfulness or meditation and are suitable for new-comers as well as experienced practitioners who wish to refresh and or expand on their practice. Mindfulness training is useful for people of all backgrounds, ages, interests and levels of well-being.

After only 3 weeks of attending the mindfulness course I achieved a lower blood pressure than I have had in a long time. In summary, I feel healthier and happier, have more energy but at the same time feel more connected with the environment and the people I share it with”Sue Robathan, Registered nurse & exercise specialist.




This course is for you if you want to:

tickEnhance your sense of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

tickLet go of limiting beliefs and create happiness and success in your life.

tickLearn how to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and pain.

tickCreate more head space, free from chattering thoughts.

tickLearn how to respond rather than react.

tickReduce self-judgement and enhance a sense of creativity, emotional intelligence as well as self-compassion.

tickMBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a supplement to medical and psychological treatments, not as a replacement, it is proven effectively support the treatment of:
Anxiety Gastro-intestinal (GI) Distress, Work, Family, and Financial Stress, Grief, Asthma, Headaches, Chronic Illness and Pain, High Blood Pressure, Panic Attacks, Eating Disturbances, Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
Fatigue, Skin Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Sleep Problems.


About your mindfulness trainers, Robert and Julia


The courses are taught by either Robert and or Julia. Robert Gebka is a Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher with the University of California San Diego Medical School, USA. He is former Buddhist monk who lived, worked and trained for five years at the Nan Hua Zen Buddhist monastery before joining the NHS. He is also a psychological counsellor and the author Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies. Robert studied the neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness with Neuragy UK and is a registered member of the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA). Dr. Julia Forster, Ph.D. is an Educational Psychologist and MBSR Teacher. She started her career in mental health nursing during which time she became very interested in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as an empowering tool for those with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Moving on to teach nurses and then into further education and teacher training, Julia’s interest in CBT extended to consider how such approaches could be adapted to support professionals in managing the emotional complexities of their roles. Julia has a deep passion for exploring how mindfulness can be used to support people in their efforts to enhance their sense of happiness and wellbeing. Read about Robert’s and Julia’s profiles HERE.

Members of:

NCS AccredUSA Cogntive AssociationMABNAFENS
Listen to Robert on soundcloud below.


This training has been deeply transformative for me and has helped me to live a more mindful life. It has been a wonderful experience, in particular the neuroscience module which provided me with great insight into the science behind mindfulness and how this links to research behind mindfulness and young children. I now feel even more empowered to support the emotional and mental wellbeing needs of the children I care for. Gaby Chalmers – Deputy Manager Children’s Nursery (age 2 to 5)


What is included in the online course?

This fully live and interactive online course is highly experiential and requires reasonable commitment. Learning a new skill takes time and patience before a greater sense of ease can emerge. However we offer all the support you need at all stages of the course. It is however important to remember that the course is not a form of therapy. You need to be able to commit to at least 40 minutes a day of self practice. This usually includes a 30 minutes of guided body scan mindfulness practice, some mindful movement as well as keeping of a simple personal log diary.

It is important to note that If you have a history of severe or major depression and are in doubt about taking part in the course, that you discuss this with your chosen health professional or GP. Mindfulness courses Bournemouth.

The course includes:

a optional initial no obligation telephone chat A 15 minute interview to answer any questions you may have, and discuss whether the course is right for you at this time.

8 weekly live online and interactive video classes – 2.5 hour sessions, with mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement (easy to do Yoga), followed by interactive group exercises and discussions.

Home Practice – 30 minutes every day, doing mindfulness meditations or gentle mindful movements, as well as mindful daily life activities.

Online Mindfulness Audio CD and Electronic Workbook – To support you in your mindfulness practice and learning, offering an opportunity for reflection of your experiences.

Online Live and Interactive Video Mindfulness Day Retreat – Approximately mid way through the course we will meet online for a full day (with a half day option) retreat when we will practice a variety of meditations, Qi Kung movement, mindful walking etc.

Whenever you feel the need for extra support in between classes, or would just like to talk some things through, you can contact Robert by phone or email.

What you will need

A PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet with a stable internet connection as well as a webcam and microphone. (this is usually build into the device so no need for an external one)

A private space where you can be undisturbed and were you can enjoy the sessions feeling safe.

Please note that there is no cost to download Zoom. You can check the operating requirements of Zoom here

We are more than happy to assist you with this if needed. We are also more than happy for you to have a “test ride” and connect with you via zoom prior to the course to ensure that all is working as it needs to.

I loved the course especially the neuroscience behind it all. Joining this journey with a group of other open-minded people and with Robert guiding was simply fantastic. The course was the perfect foundation for mindfulness in general – that books, audio or the internet cannot do alone. I now see the world with ‘fresh eyes’, fuller consciousness and awareness of how everything is connected, thank you, I enjoyed it deeply. – David Snell, entrepreneur


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Course fees & payment details

SUPER EARLY BIRD special: £165 until 1 DECEMBER if paid in full.
EARLY BIRD special: £185 until 1 NOVEMBER if paid in full.
STANDARD PRICE: £195 thereafter
Alternatively: £100 deposit to secure your place followed by £95 by 10 JANUARY 2021

Payments can be made via bank transfer, cheque or paypal. Contact us for paypal link option if preferred

I’d like to join, what do I do next?

Once you have read all the information about the 8-week course and feel you would like to join then download the booking form below. You can also email us and request the form in that way. Alternatively if you have more questions you may wish to arrange a free (15 minute max), no obligation telephone callback.

If you feel ready to book then please fill in the form and email or post it back to us before making payment. We will review the form and if needed we shall contact you to arrange a quick telephone chat. This is to ensure that the course is the best possible experience for you. DOWNLOADABLE BOOKING FORM COMING SOON


For more information please contact Clare Clements

Hello, my name is Clare and I am here to help you in whatever way I can. Whether you have a question about our mindfulness courses or simply want to know whether mindfulness could help you, I will be delighted to be of support.

Feel free to email me on info@dorset-mindfulness.co.uk or give me a call on

01202 021 063 for a no obligation telephone chat


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