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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Posted on September 18th, 2023

The team at TALKWORKS will be running a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme at Pembroke House Surgery in Paignton. The programme will begin with an initial taster session on Sunday 22nd October (09:00 – 11:30) and will then run from Sunday 29th October for 8 weeks every Sunday (excluding 10th December and with a break over Christmas), so that the course concludes on Sunday 7th January.

The MBSR programme is a free-to-access experiential training course which involves applying mindfulness meditation and techniques to daily life. Each session is 2.5 hours long and run in the form of group therapy. The aim of the course is to help participants to:

  • Wake up to the present moment to help you become more aware of body sensations, feelings and thoughts.
  • Develop insight into what can cause our body to react to physical and emotional stress.
  • Learn different ways of relating to sensations, thoughts and feelings through increasing compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others.
  • Increase concentration, resilience, and the ability to recover more quickly from stressful events.

If you would like to find out more or book your place, please email Please be aware that once you’ve contacted TALKWORKS, a member of the team will be in touch to arrange an assessment appointment with you, to ensure that our service and the course can meet your needs, ahead of the first session on Sunday 22nd October.  


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