With : Sally Roach    Mindfulness & Compassion Facilitator & Yoga Teacher

Please register your interest including convenient days & times for the course starting in January 2022. 

Introductory Workshop

2 hours  

This introductory workshop can be a stand alone exploration of Mindful Compassion or a taster for the 8 week course CBLC.


The 8 week Compassion Based Living Course

January 2022 TBA

8 Weeks x  2 1/4 hours  

Retreat Day TBA 10 am – 4 pm

Follow Up  TBA  2 1/4  hours


Would you like to

Feel the ease that comes with being less self-critical and kinder to yourself

Let compassion flow in your relationships with others whilst also bringing compassion to your boundaries

Build on you mindfulness skills and deepen your practice

The aim of the CBLC is to help individuals develop an in-depth personal experience of mindful compassion and develop a sustained personal practice with a view to applying this in everyday life.

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Compassion Training

Developing a friendly and compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others has a transformative effect on our mind and our well being.

Neuroscience and psychology is backing up what wise teachers have been telling us for centuries. We can develop positive emotional habits that make us more resilient in times of stress or difficulty.

We use Mindfulness based exercises  and compassionate imagery to cultivate feelings of warmth, security, acceptance and connectedness with ourselves and with others.  This becomes an inner resource that supports us in responding  to our challenging emotions and to our self-critic which always seems to be there finding fault.    Becoming better acquainted with our inner critic we then explore finding a kinder inner voice that supports us in our life and in times of difficulty .

Compassion training embraces our innate qualities of kindness, empathy, generosity and acceptance as well as strength, courage, equanimity and joy. The practices invite these qualities to grow and flourish.

We begin with self compassion for ourselves, so that when we reach out to others with compassion it comes from an authentic place within us.

This course uses Mindfulness as its foundation and integrates wisdom from Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience and Mahayana Buddhism.   All the practices are available as audios to support you in your home practice and the manual gives you all the course content for you to refer to at any time.

The Dalai Lama’s definition of  Compassion is ‘Sensitivity to the suffering of self and others with a deep commitment to try to relieve it’.  

The Benefits of Compassion Training

Scientific research into Compassion and the brain shows how it can:

Increase our capacity to deal with life’s difficulties with more perspective and wisdom

Reduce stress, anxiety and depression

Increase our ability to relax

Reduce the stress response in the body which boosts the immune system, reduces blood pressure, improves digestion, helps heart disease & many other stress related conditions

Help with the management of chronic pain

Prevent Compassion fatigue and burnout

The CBLC package includes: 

8 x 2 1/4 hour Compassion sessions

One full day deepening retreat during the course

Follow up session about a month after the course

A comprehensive course manual by email

A series of downloadable guided practices

One-to-one half hour session

“We are related to each other. 
 By taking care of you, I take care of myself.  By taking care of myself , I take care of you. 
Happiness and safety are not individual matters”

The day retreat gives us a more time to immerse ourselves in the practices and really feel the effect of them.  This can be a great incentive to integrate them in our lives.

After the 8 weeks of the programme we come back together for a  follow up session.  It's a space to check-in, reflect on how we are integrating the practices, ask questions, get more support and enjoy the feeling of practising with others.

Cost  £195

Concessions for low income  £165

(Additionally available: Printed manual £9,  Audios on CD £6)

This course has been developed by the Mindfulness Association.    Sally has been fully trained in delivering this course by the Mindfulness Association.  She is fully immersed in her own regular meditation practice, receives regular supervision and meets the current UK Guidelines for Mindfulness teachers.

"Being guided by Sally is always a profound experience. I find myself grounded much more easily and the silent periods are priceless."

Joana Marafao (Mindfulness Coach, Growing Up Mindfully)

"It allowed me to move to a place where I feel more connected to everyone.  A place where I can access and reduce judgement towards uncomfortable feelings and accept people for how they show up.   I can move and explore resistance more easily.

I now feel a lot more joy and can take more of each moment in.  It was so lovely to feel on my wedding day."     


Dr Emma Jara Jefferies


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive"

Dalai Lama

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For Sally's journey with Mindfulness

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