Body Metta or Loving Kindness for Body

Here is a 40min guided Body Metta meditation:

Please remember that my guidance is merely an invitation. Practicing selfcare and kindness in completely part of the practice so if you feel overwhelmed at any point, you can return to the breath or do something different from what I am guiding you through.


Mindfulness Based Course (MBSR)

Course details:

What happens in the course?

The course is 8 weeks and each session is 2 hours long. The sessions focus mainly on teaching skills that develop awareness of body sensations, feelings, and thoughts, which are then applied in relation to particular cognitive therapy-based exercises. In each session there will be a mixture of guided meditation practices, discussion about this practice and cognitive therapy exercises. Everything is ‘invitational’ and there is no expectation that participants will have to share personal histories. Our old familiar patterns of thinking and reacting have often been around for a long time and are habitual and automatic, so putting time and effort in between sessions is an important aspect of the course. Therefore, 30 to 40 minutes a day of home practice is recommended. Hand-outs and guided meditations will be provided.

Mindfulness Teacher:

Ms Laurence Baretto de Souza,

Mindfulness practitioner and Integrative Psychotherapist.

£160 (£120conc.) course fee.

We request a £60 deposit to secure your place on the course. This is refundable if you change your mind 7 days before the start of the course.

The rest of the fee is payable before .

If you are interested in applying for this course, please contact Laurence on 07825678377 or email [email protected] by Monday the 16th of October 2017

For further information on Mindfulness, and the course we are running: 

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been defined as paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn).

It is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It will not eliminate life's pressures, but it can help us respond rather than unhelpfully react. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding.

Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations may not sound like an obviously helpful thing to do, however learning to do this in a way that suspends judgment and self-criticism can have surprising results. Many people report finding inner strengths and resources that help them make wiser decisions about their health and life in general.

People who practice mindfulness regularly

* experience long-lasting physical and psychological stress reduction;

* discover positive changes in well-being;

* are less likely to get stuck in depression and exhaustion

*are better able to change unhelpful behaviours and thought patterns