First steps in Mindfulness: 4 week course for staff

Starts: Wednesday 13th November for 4 weeks 4pm-6pm
Where: Mile End campus - The Chaplaincy Yurt
How to apply: email the chaplain Rev Ella Sharples -
Cost: £10 for the course
Note: This course is not suitable for anyone currently experiencing significant mental health issues.

First Steps in Mindfulness

It’s impossible to escape the pressures of life and work in the modern world but is it possible to learn how to handle them better?

Mindfulness is now recognised as one of the most useful skills we can develop to help us cope and even thrive when under stress. By learning about and applying a set of practices we can develop our resilience and our capacity to respond positively to situations, rather than have them overwhelm us. This 4 week course will equip you with an understanding of Mindfulness and a set of practices you will be able to use in everyday life. It requires attendance at 4 x 2hr classes and committing to daily homework exercises between sessions. The course will be taught by Bob Chase, co-founder of Mindful in the City (MITC). Bob is and experienced meditator and trained to teach mindfulness at the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. You can find out more about MITC at

About MITC

We are a partnership of Mindfulness teachers offering a range of courses including the recognised 8 week MBSR Course. We mainly offer courses in North London and specialise in working with charity, health sector and educational staff and volunteers. The founders of MITC are Bob Chase and Dr Laura Madeley. Bob has been a meditator for over 25 years. He has taught workshops and led groups in charities and organisations including: Arthritis Care, Cancer Research, the National Autistic Society and the government department DEFRA. Laura is a clinical psychologist currently developing mindfulness-based interventions for people with neurological conditions. She is currently completing research in applications of MBSR in neurorehabilitation. Bob and Laura both trained to teach MBSR with the Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice. We both adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers – Good Practice Guidelines.

Mindful in the City