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Finding Peace in a Frantic World

7 October at 17:00 to 18:00

Eight-week self-directed Finding Peace in a Frantic World course. The course includes three online live sessions on Mondays at 17.00 for one hour over the eight weeks. Online sessions are on: 7 October, 4 November and 2 December 2024.


This is an eight-week, self-directed, mindfulness course using as the basis, Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s best-selling book Mindfulness: Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

You will be supported by experienced teacher Clara Strauss (co-leads of Sussex Mindfulness Centre) in three online sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the eight-week course. For most of the course, you will follow the exercises in the book on your own. You will need to set aside around half-an-hour a day from 7 October to 2 December 2024 for this.

Who is the course for?

This course offers a highly accessible, engaging and practical introduction to mindfulness. It is suitable for beginners who want to learn flexibly.

Teacher – Clara Strauss

Portrait of Clara Strauss

Clara Strauss is a consultant clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher and clinical researcher. In her research, Clara is particularly interested in developing and evaluating new forms of mindfulness-based intervention (MBI), especially for those people who may not be willing or able to access MBCT. Along with other members of her research team, Clara has been evaluating MBIs for people experiencing depression, for people distressed by hearing voices and for people experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder. This research has also included research with NHS staff, university students and the wider population.

Course format

The online session dates for Finding Peace in a Frantic World are:

  1. Monday, 7 October 2024, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm
  2. Monday, 4 November 2024, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm
  3. Monday, 2 December 2024, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Session 1: In the first session we will explore what is mindfulness? You will be guided in how to use the book through the eight week course.

Session 2: In session two, we will explore what you are learning from the programme? We will identify any challenges you are facing, and explore how we can overcome these?

Session 3: In the last session, we identify what has been most helpful for you and what you most want to remember? What learning you will take away?

Course costs and how to book

The course costs £60 (or £50 for Early Bird bookings) and you will need to buy the book. You can book here.