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Master classes and compassion-oriented teacher trainings

Events to support the development of mindfulness teachers and people interested in mindfulness and compassion-oriented approaches. These events last between a day and a week and are typically led by nationally and internationally renown speakers, as well as local mindfulness teachers with particular areas of expertise. 

Workshops will include a mixture of teaching, discussion and experiential practice and provide an opportunity to network with individuals in the field.

Events are open to all and are usually held at Sussex Education Centre, Mill View Hospital and Hove Polyclinic site, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7HZ, from 9:15am to 5pm unless otherwise stated. Please check with for specific details.

See the events listing and download the flyer and booking forms below for more details and to apply for a place:

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  • 28 September 2018

    John Peacock

    Buddhist foundations of mindfulness

    Cost £110

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  • 26 November 2018

    Dr Alistair Wilson

    Mindfulness Trauma & Dissociation

    Cost: £30.00 

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  • 17 February – 23 February 2019

    Led by Steve Hickman and Vanessa Hope

    MSC: Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training at the beautiful Ammerdown retreat centre near Bath

    Total payments before 29 June (early bird rate):
    Single occupancy room: £1,500pp
    shared (twin or double) occupancy: £1,400pp

    After 30 June (balances must be paid in full by 1 December 2018):
    Single occupancy room: £1,600pp
    shared (twin or double) occupancy: £1,500pp

    To register, please complete the registration form. On completion, you will be invoiced for the £300 non-refundable deposit.  Once the deposit is paid, you will be provided with a link to complete an online MSC Teacher Training Application including a 200-word essay where you can share your reasons for taking the training. Once the application has been approved by the teachers, you will be asked to pay the balance of payment and when this is received, you will receive confirmation of your place.

  • 20 September 2019

    Christina Feldman

    Buddhist foundations of mindfulness

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  • 22nd and 23rd November 2019

    Chris Germer and Vanessa Hope

    2-day Core Skills Workshop in Mindful Self-Compassion. Participants will directly experience self-compassion and learn practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Friends Meeting House, Brighton BN1 1AF


     £150 early bird for our trust approved mindfulness teachers, trainers and SPFT advocates (no free places). £200 from 1st Jan 2019

     £200 early bird for all other applicants. £250 from 1st Jan 2019

     A very small number of bursaries available (rationales for these are requested and bursaries are allocated shortly before the event depending on uptake.


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All events cost £110 each unless otherwise stated. Specific mindfulness events are free to Trust approved mindfulness teachers but booking is still required.

If you have any queries email: or call 0300 304 2057.