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Six-Week Mindfulness Beginners Course

...invest in yourself

Autumn 2023 is now full. Add your name to the waiting list below for details of the Spring 2024 course. 

Comrie Parish Church Hall

Discover the power of mindfulness with our transformational 6-week course, designed to unlock your potential and open up a world of well-being and calm. Whether you're new to mindfulness or looking to deepen your practice, our expert-led program is tailored to ensure a rich, immersive experience.

Our course offers an exploration into mindfulness that goes beyond its surface. We don't merely delve into the concepts; we integrate the practice into your everyday life.

Want to know more about how I use mindfulness? Read my recent blog post here. 

Let's explore the benefits you can expect from this journey:

  • The autumn 2023 course is now full and we plan to run it again in Spring 2024. If you would like to be kept up to date with this or add yourself to the waiting list, please fill in your details:

    • Meditating

      Improved focus and concentration

      Unlock your mind's full potential. Our course guides you to strengthen your attention, enhancing your ability to focus, absorb information, and complete tasks with a newfound proficiency.


      Emotional wellbeing

      Embark on a journey towards tranquillity. We teach you techniques to manage stress and anxiety effectively, fostering a calm, present mindset that keeps past regrets and future worries at bay.

      self love

      Increased self-awareness 

      Discover your true self. Our mindfulness practices aim to cultivate a deeper understanding of self, encouraging a more compassionate, patient relationship with your mind and body.

      A woman happy at work

      Transform your work life

      Enhance decision-making skills, boost productivity, and foster more harmonious relationships with colleagues. Mindfulness is more than a personal tool; it's a key to unlocking a more satisfying professional life.

      happy couple

      Enhance your relationships

      Improve emotional intelligence, hone communication skills, and navigate conflicts with grace and understanding. Mindfulness can be the cornerstone for healthier, happier relationships.

      Boost your health and wellbeing

      Experience the holistic benefits. Lower blood pressure, improve sleep, manage chronic pain, combat mental health issues, and develop resilience. Our course offers practices that touch every facet of your well-being, equipping you with tools to live a healthier, happier life.

    A peek into each week of the course

    Week 1: 

    Immersive mindfulness

    We start by fostering an environment of mutual understanding and shared expectations. Through interactive experiences you'll learn to engage all your senses in the present moment. Your journey towards a more mindful life begins here.

    Woman sitting thinking on mountain

    Week 2: 

    Thinking about thoughts

    This week we will discuss our thoughts and how we can feel more peaceful amongst them. We'll use meditation and reflective exercises to help you see your thoughts from a calm perspective without trying to control them.

    Drawing a happy face

    Week 3:

    Feelings and emotion

    We'll learn to understand and manage our emotions better. Through engaging exercises, you'll learn to switch between emotional states, enhancing your emotional IQ and developing healthier responses to emotional triggers, making you feel happier and more balanced.

    Week 4:

    Use your ears wisely

    Hone your active listening skills to improve your relationships and better understand and relate to others. Through music, art therapy and guided meditation, you'll learn to listen with an open mind and heart, devoid of judgement and preconceptions.

    Seeing a butterfly on a hand

    Week 5:

    Use your eyes wisely

    In our fifth week, we'll use fun activities to help you see the world from different viewpoints and gain a fresh perspective through mindful visualisation techniques. Through activities such as the 'Jigsaw perspective' you'll learn to be aware of things like judgement and labelling that can cloud our vision, and instead learn to see the world more openly.

    Touching hands

    Week 6:  

    Reaching out

    We'll discover the calming power of touch and how it can bring us back to the present moment. You'll learn about body language and relaxation techniques to reconnect with yourself and others, bringing a sense of calm focus and stress relief.

    Throughout the course, we'll share reflective poems and set fun homework assignments to help you practise mindfulness even outside of our sessions. By the end of these 6 weeks, you'll feel more in tune with your senses, thoughts, emotions, and the world around you.

    But this isn't just a course; it's the start of a lifelong journey towards better self-understanding, peace, happiness, and well-being. Begin this journey today and experience the amazing benefits of mindfulness for yourself. Sign up now!

  • Your hosts

    Jo and Carys are local wellness experts with a passion for helping others. Find out more about them below:

      Jo Newlands

      After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Science (Psychology and Sociology) and working in Education, Jo had to direct her own recovery from being chronically ill with Periodic Paralysis and severe ME/CFS, which often left her paralysed and bed-bound, suffering with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks, to now being happy, active, healthy and thriving.

      Jo went on to gain her Post Grad Degree in Education and She is now a deeply compassionate, highly trained Total Wellbeing Transformative Life Coach and Therapist, qualified in several psychotherapeutic and wellness disciplines, including Diet & Nutrition, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, NLP, The Emotional Freedom Technique and Addiction Therapy. 

      Jo is passionate about helping others before they trigger debilitating illnesses or just to start living their lives to their full potential and happiness right now. Her mission is to help as many people as possible overcome their anxiety and limiting beliefs, to find their core magic and start living their very best lives, equipping them to achieve freedom from anxiety, gain a powerful mindset and an empowered inner core.

      Click here to read more about Jo and her work

      Carys outside

      Carys Hughes

      Carys is the founder of Nature Connects Perthshire CIC and The Woodland Wellbeing and has a passion for all things Nature and Wellbeing.

      Carys strongly believes nature is a true healer and connecting with nature can improve your health and wellbeing.

      Carys has over a decade of experience working in the Health and Wellness industry and really enjoys spending time under the trees connecting with others and nature.

      Click here to read more about Carys and her work

    Cost: £75, which includes handouts to take home

    Location: Comrie Parish Church Hall, Burrell St, Comrie. PH6 2JP

  • The autumn 2023 course is now full and we plan to run it again in Spring 2024. If you would like to be kept up to date with this or add yourself to the waiting list, please fill in your details:

  • " Jo delivers her years of knowledge and first hand experiences in a caring and compassionate manner. Her naturally friendly and uplifting personality add to the enjoyable process. Jo makes excellent use of her teaching background to communicate clearly and succinctly. I would highly recommend her workshops" 


    "I recently attended some of Jo's workshops. I enjoyed the interactive parts and working with others in the group. The exercises really made me think. Jo explains concepts well and is friendly and warm. I would recommend these workshops to anyone who would like to make some changes in their life."


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