Public Mindfulness Events 2019

Supporting your wellbeing. Building your resilience. 8 week courses: The next courses will run from September 2019 in Lancaster and possibly the South Lakes. Please contact Anchorpoint to register interest.

Mindfulness in the outdoors: Two one day workshops and two Walking and Wellbeing weekends are being run in 2019. more details below.

Mindfulness Events

The next Public Mindfulness events:

Courses One day: (10am-4pm) ‘Coming to your Senses’ – Mindfulness inside and outside.Suitable for all levels/beginners. £35

Residential: Mindfulness and Walking 2 and 3 night options – see below. Both at Malham Tarn. Suitable for all levels/beginners. (costings see link here)
DatesOne Day: 1st June (cancelled – apologies) and 13th October(10am-4pm)

Residential:  3-5th May and Sept 6-9th
 LocationsOne Day: National Trust Footprint Building , Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NH

Residential:   FSC Malham Centre. Malham Tarn House, Settle, Yorkshire BD24 9PU
CostsOne Day: ‘Coming to your Senses’. £35

Residential: For pricing see FSC website here . Select the weekend that you are interested in and you will be directed to a page listing the different room options and costs.
BookingOne Day: Contact Martin here to apply to attend

Residential: Book through FSC website here

Further info:

One day “Coming to your Senses” (13th October)

Take a day out of busyness to unplug and to support your wellbeing through mindfulness. There will be a range of mindful practices both inside the footprint building and out in the local woodland and parkland, aimed at nourishing yourself and deepening your connection with nature.

The key themes will be steadying the mind, connecting with your body and senses, and exploring these practices in nature. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of mindfulness. Martin is a UK registered Mindfulness teacher and also an outdoor activities instructor in the Lake District.

Residential “Walking and Wellbeing” (3-5th May & Sept 6-9th)

Practice mindfulness and connect with nature whilst being guided by skilled and trained mindfulness teacher, Martin Summerfield. You will be invited to take part in simple mindful movements and breathing exercises and you will engage your senses in walking in the local landscape to fully calm and relax yourself. Mindfulness is a practice that involves becoming more aware of what’s happening in the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or what might happen in the future. It’s about observing what’s going on, in a friendly and non-judgemental way.

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the benefits of practising mindfulness in a range of areas, such as stress reduction, general wellbeing, as well as the many benefits of being in the outdoors, such as helping eliminate fatigue and lowering blood pressure. Course Level: Open to everyone with a basic level of fitness.

Our course will be led by Martin Summerfield is registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers. Martin holds a Mountain Leadership Award and his experience includes over a decade of personal mindfulness practice, as well as experience of leading groups in the outdoors.

“Martin delivered the course brilliantly; he was on the Mindfulness path with us too, was sensitive, humorous and eminently capable”.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2016

“Great – a very nurturing course. Very Informative and supportive.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2018

“Really well delivered and planned. The group came together well – it felt like a safe space.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2017

“I have discovered ways to pause when needed and to take small ‘time outs’ especially in stressful situations – to almost readjust and obtain a greater perspective. I’ve come to accept that things don’t need to be done perfectly and to be more accepting of some situations and people.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, 2016

“I am more aware, more relaxed and less stressed as a result of having done the course. I enjoyed the process ”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2018

“Thank you for running this extremely thought provoking and inspirational course.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Autumn 2016

“I really appreciated that Martin was committed to practicing Mindfulness himself. As a participant I found his own experiences and attitudes of Mindfulness really helpful and felt that his approach came from a place of insight.”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2016

“I learnt to be more compassionate towards myself and the importance to take time out to do things that nourish me”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2017

“Martin’s sense of commitment, care and energy really made the course. The initial pre-course conversation set the tone and established trust”

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Participant, Spring 2017