6 Week One to One course

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.

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When I first started the 6 Week Mindfulness Based course with Robert I really felt like I would never be free from my anxiety and depression. I tried everything under the sun. After my first 5 minutes of meeting Robert, I knew that this was going to be different. Robert’s kind and calm manner put me instantly at ease and the structure and pace of the course was just perfect. I now feel I am now in a much happier place. I highly recommend this course, thank you – Fiona Cotton, Nurse


tickThe 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.

The 6-Week Mindfulness Based course is personally tailored to your needs and will support you on a deeply personally level through your journey to a greater sense of mental and emotional wellbeing. This course is backed by modern Neuroscience and ancient meditation practice and is taught in a light hearted and practical way, making it applicable to daily life. Our Mindfulness for Life 6 Week One to One course is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. We also combine this with elements derived from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). All courses are led by Robert Gebka – international author of Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies.


This One to One course 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 your emotions.

tickExplore mindfulness in a personalised way.

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.

About Robert Gebka, the mindfulness therapist


Robert is a Qualified MBSR Teacher with the University of California San Diego Centre for Mindfulness, USA (UCSD CFM). 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 UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations. He abides by their Good Practice Standards for teaching mindfulness-based courses. Read about Robert’s mindfulness journey and qualifications HERE. Robert is a member of:

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Robert works in mental health for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and is CRB checked and fully insured.
Listen to Robert on soundcloud below.


Mindfulness Based Interventions can help with the following:

• Anger management • Anxiety • Bereavement • Borderline personality disorder • Bullying • Cancer
• Career • Depression • Emotional abuse • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) • Grief and loss
• Low self-confidence • Low self-esteem • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Panic disorder • Phobias
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Postnatal depression • Physical pain • Relationship issues
• Schizophrenia • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) • Separation and divorce • Sex problems • Sexual abuse
• Sexuality • Stress • Trauma • Work-related stress

Where are the sessions held?

All sessions are held at the luxurious Consulting Centre near Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset.
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Thank you Robert, the 6-Week One to One Mindfulness Based course was just great. I am now in a position to reflect on my learnings and be able to appreciate my journey so far. I can’t tell you the positive impact mindfulness has had in every aspect of my life and I feel, very genuinely, like your guidance and support has allowed me to grow with these learnings. I am now discovering how I can apply these theories and grounding to being a carer, a parent, a wife and a coach; understanding more so than ever that self-nourishment and gratitude are the perfect foundation for being a positive energy and influence for those around me. – Georgia Lambert, Life Coach


What is covered in the course?

tickWeek 1 – Autopilot: Making friends with mindlessness.

tickWeek 2 – Bringing awareness to barriers & resistance/ Cultivating Awareness.

tickWeek 3 – Exploring reactivity

tickWeek 4 – Responding rather than reacting.

tickWeek 5 – Working with difficulties and emotions

tickWeek 6 – The art of mindful self-compassion.


Included: a Mindfulness Day Retreat with Yoga

Our next Mindfulness Day Retreat date will be confirmed. 10am – 4.30pm Oceanview Hotel, Bournemouth


Cost – investing in your wellbeing!
    The cost of the 6 week course is £340 and includes the following:

    tickNo obligation telephone chat with our mindfulness consultant to see whether the course is right for you.

    tick6 weekly 50 minute personally tailored sessions.

    tickA full mindfulness day retreat with Yoga, heated poole is available if you want to take a swim.

    tickAccess to our online dowloadable mindfulness audio CD with more than 7 tracks to choose from.

    tick60 page mindfulness course work-book to support your growth, healing and personal development.

    tickOnce a week 10 minute coaching telephone session if required.
    Payments can be made via bank transfer, cheque or paypal. Contact us for paypal link option if preferred

    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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    NHS-OSCARSWe are the winners of both the Runner Up CEO Award for Innovation at the NHS OSCARS for our contribution to NHS staff wellbeing and finalists at the Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers and Consultants awards ceremony in London.


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