Public Courses, Day & Weekends Events, One to One Support

One -to-One:

In times of turbulence mindfulness can help us find a steady place to gain balance and perspective. Martin provides a flexible and supportive programme to fit your schedule via networking platforms such as Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. For more info on one to one sessions online contact Martin here.

Group courses and events:

An afternoon of self care through Mindful Practice 

Saturday 21st March, 2020, 1.15pm-5.15pm The River Room, Halton Nr Lancaster. £20

An afternoon of guided Mindfulness practice with a general theme of self care and self compassion. The intention is to offer guided practices that nourish and support us by undertaking guided sitting, walking, lying and gentle movement. The River Room is a lovely studio space which is fully equipped with cushions, mats etc. We will have a break mid afternoon when you will be invited to spend time next to the River Lune, cup of tea in hand – weather permitting!

The session is free to those who are undertaking the autumn MBSR course. Others with experience of meditation and Mindfulness are invited to come along too and join us. The afternoon is aimed at supporting individuals with a current personal Mindfulness practice. Participants will be in silence themselves for much of the afternoon as a range of practices are shared and as such it isn’t framed for those who are completely new to Mindfulness and meditation. Contact Martin here to book a place.

Up and coming MBSR 8 week courses…these run once or twice a year. The next course is likely to be autumn 2020. Please let Martin know of interest here. Halton Mill has been the preferred location for recent courses (near Lancaster – LA2 6ND). Cost: £180 for fully waged and £120 low waged. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. MBSR incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people learn how to cope with stress. People have reported feeling more engaged in their work, more energised, less anxious, as well as sleep better and have fewer physical symptoms of stress, after engaging in MBSR courses.

Mindfulness in the Outdoors – Walking and Wellbeing

10-12 July and 18-20 September, 2020

Anchorpoint have teamed up with Malham Tarn Centre in the Yorkshire Dales to offer walking and wellbeing weekends. The weekends are an ideal opportunity to explore or deepen mindfulness practice in the outdoors and experience some walking in amazing countryside. Further details and booking are on the FSC Malham Tarn Website here

“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