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.


What is the 8-Week Mindfulness for Life MBSR course?

Our course is based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This approach has been scientifically researched for over 40 years. Our course is also Compassion Focused and Trauma Sensitive which means that we are incorporating cutting edge discoveries in neuroscience as well as Self-compassion giving each course participant a safe space in which to explore mindfulness.

Our course is backed by modern Neuroscience and ancient meditation practice. We teach mindfulness in a light hearted and practical way applicable to daily life. This course is facilitated by Robert Gebka a Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher who trained with the University of California San Diego Centers for Integrative Health, a former Zen Buddhist monk, NHS mental health worker and author of Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies

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.



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 and have more energy.” – Sue Robathan, Registered nurse & exercise specialist.


This course is for you if you want to:

tickEnhance your sense of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and resilience.

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.

tickMindfulness MBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a supplement to medical and psychological treatments.

Suitable for beginners and those with experience

You do not need any previous experience in mindfulness or meditation to join this course as this course is 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.



Your mindfulness trainer:


The training is delivered by Robert Gebka.Robert is a Qualified MBSR Mindfulness Teacher with the University of California San Diego Centers for Integrative Health, 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. Robert has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years and taught over 30 MBSR 8-Week courses. He is also an accredited counsellor and the author Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies. Robert also works in the NHS teaching mindfulness to staff.

Robert is a member of: National Counselling Society, Association of Contextual Behavioural Science and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.


What is included in the mindfulness course?

This in person, face to face to face (You can also join via Zoom if preferred) 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:

An 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 in person classes 2.5 hour sessions, with mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement (easy to do Yoga), followed by interactive group exercises and discussions.

Mindfulness audio resource and 100 page workbook – To support you in your mindfulness practice and learning, offering an opportunity for reflection of your experiences.

A One Day Self-compassion and Mindfulness Day Retreat, approximately mid way through the course. 


Join either in person/face to face or via Zoom

The entire 8 Week MBSR Mindfulness course is delivered in person, face to face but you can also join via video (Zoom) conferencing if preferred.

Where is the course held?

All sessions are held at the our serene and calming office located at the Dorset Mindfulness Centre, 36 Gervis Road, Bournemouth BH1 3DH 5 minutes walk from the Bournemouth sandy beaches near the Eastcliff. 


Course cost & self-investment

The cost for the entire course, all included is £195.

Early bird special: £180 if paid in fully by 20 July

Alternatively a £100 deposit to secure your place followed by £95 by 10 AUGUST.


I’d like to join, what do I do next?

The next course starts on Thursday, 9th June between 6.30 and 9pm. If you feel ready to book then please contact us requesting a booking form. Alternatively you can download the form below.



For more information please contact us

Email us on info@dorset-mindfulness.co.uk or give us a call on

01202 585 505 for a no obligation telephone chat
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Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
– M. Scott Peck