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Public Mindfulness Events 2019

Supporting your wellbeing. Building your resilience. 

Autumn 2019 MBSR 8 week course: 

The next public Mindfulness course will run on Wednesday evenings 7.15pm-9.15pm from 9th October through to 27th November 2019.

  • Location: Halton Mill (Seminar Room), Halton, nr Lancaster LA2 6ND
  • Dates: October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th + November 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th with the possibility of an addition week on December 4th if a half term break is taken.
  • There is also a half day of mindfulness practice in the River Room Halton offered as part of the course on 16th November 1pm-5pm.
  • Cost: £170 for fully waged and £120 low waged. Includes the course, course workbook, pre-course one to one discussion and an additional  half day of mindful practices.
  • 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. It gives people greater clarity on what is happening in their lives. 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 a course which employs the elements of MBSR.
  • Martin trained to deliver MBSR with training courses at Bangor University ( TTR1 and TTR2) and through further CPD. He has undertakes ongoing supervision, attends peer networking events and annual retreats. He is on the UK listings of Mindfulness Based Teachers.
  • For testimonials see the ‘public’ tab of the testimonials page.
  • Places are currently booking up – please register your interest via the email address on the ‘Contacts’ page. Participants will need to register interest and fill in an application form well ahead of the course. Phone based one to one interviews will then be arranged for each individual booking on.

Additional Mindfulness Events






An afternoon of self care through Mindful Practice 
16th November
1pm-5pm 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 would work well  to support an individual 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. Please contact martin@anchorpoint.org.uk for more details.

Contact Martin here to book a place.


“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