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.


Reuben’s journey through the mindfulness course

Reuben is an English teacher living in Vietnam. He took part in the One to One Mindfulness course via Zoom.


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.

Personally tailored to your needs

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 the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) approach. 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:

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

tickCreate more head space, free from chattering thoughts.

tickFind more effective ways to manage your thoughts and emotions.

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.

About your mindfulness therapists: Julia and Robert


The courses are taught by either Robert and or Julia. 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. 
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).

Members of:

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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

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


Where are the sessions held?

All sessions are normally held at the luxurious Consulting Centre near Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset. However at this time our session are delivered online via Zoom.
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The sessions are currently delivered via Zoom. This way of engaging in mindfulness training has proven to be extremely effective. All you need is an internet connection or access to a telephone.


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.

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.

tickWeek 3 – Being Present & Exploring mental reactivity.

tickWeek 4 – Thoughts are not facts & Learning to Respond rather than react.

tickWeek 5 – Working with difficulties and emotions

tickWeek 6 – Taking care of ourselves with kindness.


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 60 minute personally tailored sessions.

tickAccess to our online dowloadable mindfulness audio CD with more than 14 tracks to choose from.

tick80 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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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