FREE COURSE - Use of Mindfulness in Living with Pain and Illness





Mondays 2 – 4:30 pm




Facilitated by Dr Nicholas Bateson and Dr Farhad Emad


This 2.5 hour per week, eight week mindfulness course, is designed specifically to benefit people living daily with pain and illness. The programme is based on the practice of mindfulness, which is progressively explored over the course and which provides a tool kit of resources which individuals can apply to their daily life.

We normally react to pain and illness as unpleasant sensations which in its turn cause further problems and difficulties both physically and emotionally. We can train ourselves to reduce or overcome this reactive vicious cycle, thus enabling ourselves to choose our responses towards a more creative and well-balanced life.

Mindfulness Techniques include:

Breath Awareness: learning to use breath as an aid to managing pain, stress and illness

Body Scan: this helps us to become more aware of the body and more at ease with it.

Mindful Movement:  gentle movements helping us to keep our bodies in as good a physical shape as possible and encourage mindfulness when we move

Mindfulness of Daily Life: bringing mindfulness into our daily lives allows us to notice our habits and patterns, helping us to choose a more balanced approach to life

Mindfulness of Breathing:  a meditation practice that develops awareness of our experience in the present moment


Kindly Awareness: a meditation practice that opens up the way our suffering can give us a deep sense of connection with others, rather than leaving us feeling isolated


The Facilitators

The course is co-led by Nicholas Bateson and Farhad Emad. They have both trained with Breathworks organisation.



This is a free course. The only expense is the cost of the course materials which includes meditation CD’s and the course handbook at cost price estimated to be about £20.


If you are interested please contact one of us by 14th January:


Farhad Emad:  01947 810343       farhademad@tiscali.co.uk

Nick Bateson:  01947 810438       NGBateson@aol.com                                   



Please Note:

  • Group size is limited to eight people
  • Tell us anything we need to know about your condition so we can support you during the course
  • Try to attend all the classes
  • Let us know if you cannot attend a class for any reason
  • You will need to set aside 45 minutes per day for practices at home



For further information about Breathworks organisation:


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