MBSR in High Barnet, and in Potters Bar, Herts

Norma Kirwan
Tel:01707 643057


MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) is the largest and best-known stress reduction programme in the world. It was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center over 30 years ago, to support patients suffering from chronic pain and has since been adapted by Mark Williams, John Teasdale and Zindel Segal as a relapse prevention programme for depression (MBCT). 
Its benefits have been widely endorsed by the international scientific and medical communities, including the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE

Those who have completed the Mindfulness course report:
  • An ability to cope better with the stresses of daily life
  • A greater capacity to be fully in the present moment
  • Increased confidence and improved self-esteem
  • More energy and enthusiasm
  • An increased ability to engage positively with the world


This 8-week course offers an integrated programme of guided meditation, mindful movement and a range of formal and informal practices,through which participants can discover how Mindfulness can help them engage more positively with the world. Daily practice for 45-60 minutes, supported by CDs and workbook, is a pivotal part of the training. Throughout, you are encouraged to foster a welcoming attitude of kindly acceptance to present moment experience.

The next 8-week Mindfulness courses led by Norma: 

 (8 sessions, 2 hours weekly)

High Barnet:  September 23 - November 11, 2014
                             Tuesdays, 7:15 - 9:15pm 
Plus one full day of  Mindfulness practice on Saturday November 8 (10am-3pm)

Potters Bar:   September 25 - November 27, 2014
                              Thursdays, 7:15 - 9:15pm
                                   (except Oct 16, Nov 13)
Plus one full day of  Mindfulness practice on Saturday November 15 (10am-3pm)

Previous experience in Mindfulness practice, Yoga or sitting meditation is not required to participate in this programme.

Next Steps:

Please contact Norma via email or telephone to arrange a 30 minute telephone course orientation and to complete a short registration and booking form.

Tel: 01707 643057

An individual pre-course orientation meeting (one hour) is available on request. Please note that there is a charge for this meeting of £50, which incurs no further obligation.

One-to-one training by appointment.  £50 per hourly session.

To make a booking or to discuss further, I will be pleased to hear from you.
Tel: 01707 643057