Mindfulness-Based Self-care

Self-Care and Nourishment

The aim of my mindfulness courses is to promote awareness of your mind and body, helping you take better care of yourself and get the most out of living.

My teaching comes from eastern contemplative traditions as well as from modern scientific and psychological studies of the mind and how it works. I offer an eight-week course which is based on the work of the hugely respected teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn.  I also draw from my own personal life, the changes that I have made, and from my own journey of practicing mindfulness.

These sessions can be online or face-to-face, with a group, or one-to-one. Together, we explore the transformative power of mindfulness practice both on and off the cushion, looking at ways how we can savour life and flourish. 

We learn how to respond from a place of discerning wisdom, instead of from a place of habitual reaction, and how to experience gratitude, feel connected to others and cultivate joy, compassion, equanimity and wisdom. 


One-to-One Mentoring

Time for Yourself

I give one-to-one mindfulness mentoring to individuals or small groups, which can be held face-to-face or on Zoom. Mentoring may consist of specially themed sessions (for example, discussing the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness), or discussions about how practice is going.

These sessions are made to fit with where you are with your mindfulness practice and where you want to go

Please contact Gerry directly to discuss one-to-one mindfulness mentoring


What to Expect

An. eight-week MindWise teaching programme is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to bring mindfulness into their daily lives.

Each weekly class is between two and two and a half hours long and participants are expected to practice for about 30-40 minutes each day.


Self-Compassion and Care

Learning to bring compassion and care to yourself may be the most important thing you will ever do. But it is also something that most of us have never done.
 We get tied up in the busyness of our lives. We keep going. We sometimes are our worst self-critic, judging ourselves, blaming ourselves, and others.
We are not perfect. Nor do we have to be. With self-compassion, we can accept imperfections, vulnerabilities and the mistakes that we make, and see them all as potentials for growth and learning.
MindWise has specially designed the CARE course, to use as everyday self-care and self-compassion tools. It is offered as 4 one-hourly sessions on Zoom, either individually or with a group.