CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977

Mindfulness Course

Mindfulness is a way of being present – to pause and pay close attention to what we are feeling, thinking, sensing or doing from moment to moment, without getting lost into old habits of the mind such as ruminating about the past or worrying about the future.

Practicing mindfulness is like exercising a muscle. As our mindfulness muscle becomes stronger, we can see more clearly the patterns of our mind and learn to respond more calmly and skillfully to unpleasant thoughts, distressing moods or pain.

Whilst Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, CHANGES Mindfulness course is taught in a secular way and anyone with any belief system can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. It is a highly experiential course and incorporates elements of Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy training and Compassionate training. By the end of the course, it is hoped that participants will have begun to develop a more skilful way of dealing with challenging thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, and a kinder and more compassionate way of being with themselves and others.

The Mindfulness course is an 8-week course with 8 x 2.5 hours sessions and a full day Saturday session. Because the course requires this level of commitment, if you are interested in Mindfulness we will ask you to attend a Mindfulness Taster first to practice some Mindfulness and see if it is for you.

We run Mindfulness Tasters before every course – To register your interest for the next Taster session, please contact us on 0131 653 3977 or email us at

Other Mindfulness resources

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What's On

Mindfulness Course
Starts: 20/05/2019
Ends: 08/07/2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh
Mindfulness Taster Session
Starts: 29/04/2019
Ends: 29/04/2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh

Contact us on 0131 653 3977