An eight-week mindfulness course of weekly sessions lasting 2.5 hours, plus a meditation retreat day and a follow-up session a month later.
Managing stress and anxiety by learning how to focus on the present moment
We are offering this course in partnership with the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine in Bristol to help you manage the emotional and psychological impact of cancer. You will learn coping skills to help you respond with kindness to your thoughts and feelings.
If you are a close friend or family member and are supporting someone with a cancer, you are welcome to apply. However, if the course is over-subscribed we will give priority to those with a cancer diagnosis. Participants will be encouraged to do some guided home practice every day for the duration of the course.
It will be necessary for you to have an assessment via telephone or in person by the programme leader prior to being offered a place on the course.
Being close to someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer can have a major impact on your life as well as theirs. It can be just as hard for you as it is for the person with the diagnosis. That’s why we offer support to the loved-ones of those living with cancer because you are just as important.