Mindfulness for Life course

The Mindfulness for Life programme has evolved from the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy eight-week course.

What is Mindfulness for Life?

The programme was developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation to offer mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioural techniques in a way that is accessible for everybody.

The programme guides participants in how to apply the learning in everyday life to manage what is painful and difficult and cultivate qualities such as compassion. It supports people to work with challenges, including recurring patterns of thought and behaviour that create suffering. It also supports our capacity to savour life and to flourish. Mindfulness for Life is an in-depth programme intended to cultivate lasting and sustainable change.

What can I expect?

The two-hour sessions follow a consistent pattern starting with a guided meditation practice, and followed by reflection on the experiences of the practice. We then reflect on the home practices participants have done during the week. Each session has a theme that is woven into the discussions. We often do another short practice or a cognitive exercise and reflect on what can be learned from that. Near the end of each session, the home practices for the following week are given. Teachers will provide audio recordings for the main practices and ask you to practise for up to forty minutes each day.


Here’s feedback from a participant on one of our recent Mindfulness for Life courses.

In my attempt to be more mindful throughout my day, I’ve discovered, after many years, what a joy it is to drink a coffee mindfully first thing in the garden, as the sun creeps over the horizon and just as the birds start to tweet and the world around me comes to life. If it wasn’t for the Mindfulness for Life training I might have totally missed this lovely daily experience.”

Chris, a participant

How to book – for nurse advocates

To find out more and secure a place, join one of these two taster sessions. Please find the Zoom links to join below – no need to book, just turn up:

Wednesday 29 November, 4pm
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 912 7343 1323
Passcode: 114640

Tuesday 12 December, 3pm
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 989 3314 4569
Passcode: 637529

Places on the courses starting in January will be allocated on a first come first served basis to those who attend one of these taster sessions, and complete this short joining form.

To return to the page, Mindfulness-based courses for nurse advocates, click here.