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.

While mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, our 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, you will have begun to develop a more skillful way of dealing with challenging thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, and a kinder and more compassionate way of being with yourself and others.

The Mindfulness course is an 8-week course with 2-hour sessions. 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.


Times and locations vary, online and face to face course


8 weeks

How to get involved

To note your interest in our next Mindfulness Taster session, contact us on 0131 653 3977 or complete our form.

Upcoming courses

The first week will be a ‘Taster’ session. The session is suitable for beginners curious about Mindfulness Meditation. This Taster session will be the opportunity for you to practice some Mindfulness to see if it is for you and to learn more about the 8-week Mindfulness course.

Taster session date: Tuesday 5th March 2024

Taster session time: 10.30am – 12pm

Venue: Fisherrow Centre, South Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6AT

If during the taster session, mindfulness feels right for you, you will have the opportunity to continue to the full 8-week course. The mindfulness teacher will call you after the taster to discuss the sessions with you in advance of the 8-week course.

8-week course dates: Tuesdays, 12th March to 30th April 2024

8-week course time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Registration closes on Tuesday 27th February at 5pm

Booking form: https://forms.office.com/e/G8UxwmtTmg

Contact us 0131 653 3977 or info@changeseastlothian.org