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)

Potters Bar: September 17 - November 19, 2015
 (except Oct 8 and Nov 12)
                       Thursdays 7:15 - 9:15 pm

Plus one full day of Mindfulness practice on Saturday November 14
(10am - 3pm)

High Barnet: September 22 - November 10, 2015
                        Tuesdays 7:15 - 9:15 pm

Plus one full day of Mindfulness practice on Saturday October 31
(10am - 3pm)

Course Fees:
The fee  includes all course materials, a comprehensive course workbook and  CDs to support your home practice.  Additional support is offered to participants throughout the course via email or telephone.

The fee of £275 is payable in full at the time of booking.  

 A 50% refund is offered for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the start date of the course. Cancellations less than two weeks before the start date do not qualify for refunds or transfers.

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

A 1:1 pre-course 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.  

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