Mindfulness Wellbeing Seminar

This seminar has profoundly changed my experience of meditation and I would highly recommend these sessions for anyone wanting greater peace and calmness in their life. Julie, B – Administrator

Mindfulness for Life SeminarEnhancing our mental & emotional wellbeing

Event: Free Mindfulness for Life Seminar
Venue: Hallmark Hotel Carlton East Overcliff, Grove Rd, Bournemouth
Date: Thursday, 13 February. 6.30 – 9.30pm
Cost: Free event – sponsored by the Dorset Mindfulness Centre

This event is open to the public, everyone is welcome. In this month’s introductory seminar we will be exploring the neuroscience of mindfulness as well as have a variety of speakers presenting on Mindfulness Based Self-compassion, Mindful Eating, Mindful Parenting as well as Mindfulness in Education and will include some mindfulness exercises for every-day living. Mindfulness in Bournemouth.

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.

tickWe teach mindfulness in a secular, practical and scientific way. Mindfulness is an evidence based self-management technique approved by the NHS and endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Mindfulness can help you reduce that constant negative monkey mind chatter that often contributes to stress, anxiety and depression, The evening will help you enhance creativity, emotional intelligence as well as a sense of wellbeing and happiness. There will be lots of mindfulness practices, discussion as well as plenty of tips for daily living. The relaxed venue is close to sandy beaches and the evening promises not only the opportunity to unwind, but also to learn some simple, life-enhancing mindfulness techniques that you can apply in your daily life.

The seminar includes the following:

The Neuroscience and psychology of mindfulness.
Mindfulness based exercises that can be used anywhere and anytime.
Mini 15 minute presentations on Mindful Self-compassion, Mindful Eating, Mindful Parenting & Mindfulness in Education.
3 hour CPD (Continuing Professional Development certificate will be emailed upon request)

All delegates will receive a free online Mindfulness CD link with over 15 downloadable mindfulness meditation based exercises.

Your evening presenters

The evening is led by Robert Gebka, the Executive Director of the Dorset Mindfulness Centre. Robert is a Qualified MBSR Teacher with the University of California San Diego Medical School, USA having taught over 30 live group MBSR courses. He is former Buddhist monk who lived, worked and trained for five years at the Nan Hua Zen Buddhist monastery before joining the NHS. It is during this time that he was fortunate enough to meet HH the 14th Dalai Lama. He is an accredited psychological counsellor and has completed a two year project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in an NHS psychiatric hospital with a clinical population. He is also 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 (formerly UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations).

Our guest speakers for the evening are: (pictures from left to right) Dr Julia Forster (Mindfulness in Education), Caroline Rice-Varian (Self-compassion), Tracy Blake (Mindful Parenting) and Fiona Innes (Mindful Eating). Click here to view our team profiles.

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This evening is for you if you want to:

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

tickFind more effective ways to manage physical health conditions and pain.

tickEnhance your sense of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

tickEnhance your creativity and emotional intelligence as well as self-compassion.

tickLearn how to respond rather than react.

tickLearn how to live in the present moment away from past negative habitual responses.

tickReduce self-judgement and enhance a sense of self appreciation and self compassion.

tickDiscover your true sense of purpose, meaning and happiness.

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Dorset Mindfulness Centre Sue


After only 3 weeks of attending the mindfulness course I achieved a lower blood pressure than I have had in a long time despite the perils that were going on in my personal life at the 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.


How to book onto the free event?

To book onto this free event please click on the Eventbrite icon below
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For more information or an application form 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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