Skills for riding the waves of life with

an experienced Mindfulness  & Compassion Facilitator Sally Roach


In Person - 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course MBLC

Introductory Session Thursday 16 Sep 2021 1 - 3 pm

8 Week Course Thursdays beginning 23 Sep 2021 1 - 3 pm

Follow up session  Thursday  TBA 1 - 3  pm

FREE - or rather fully funded (through the Mindfulness Association) open to members of Sunderland Recovery College.


The aims of the MBLC are to help participants have an in-depth experience of mindfulness and develop a sustainable personal practice with a view to applying this in everyday life.

MBLC Programme

Week 1 – Start Where We Are

Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present

Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support

Week 4 – Working with Distraction

Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent

Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer

Day of Deepening Practice

Week 7 – Self-acceptance

Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life

Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life

"The true journey of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of having fresh eyes" Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The true journey of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of having fresh eyes” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

This course has been developed by the Mindfulness Association under the guidance of Rob Nairn  It emerged from the first MSc Programme in Mindfulness and Compassion taught collaboratively between Aberdeen University’s Faculty of Education and Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the Scottish Borders.  The tutors are fully trained and supported by the Mindfulness Association, fully immersed in their own regular meditation practice, receive regular supervision.  In addition Sally has been on the UK listing of Mindfulness teachers since 2016.

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The Benefits of training in Mindfulness

A growing body of scientific research is showing the effects of Mindfulness on the brain and how it can:

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

Reduce stress, anxiety & depression

Increase our ability to relax

Improve concentration & sleep

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

The MBLC Package includes:

8 x 2 hour Mindfulness sessions

One half day retreat

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

"The practices I've learned have been a key to opening a door into a different place & space for continuing growth and discovery".


"Sally's guided practices are medicine for the soul'


"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and have found it so impactful on my life. I have so much less tension and am living a much calmer life. It has also been fabulous to meet you Sally as well as the lovely people in the group. I think the course has been at the right pace and the right amounts of home practice set each week.


Sally you have a lovely calming voice too. I always feel so relaxed and calm after.  I can’t think of anything to improve Sally.

Great Course and fabulous coach"


"Group discussions were great, and the humour and non judgemental qualities really lovely. I felt like it was real work that was happening, very focused.  People touched base with different health issues, which made  it very grounded and real. It felt like a very safe place to share in.

I love  the way you teach Sally, and the optimism you help enable people to feel. I always have a sense of optimism in your classes."


“I learnt that Mindfulness does not need a perfect set of quiet conditions.  It can be done whilst doing daily tasks. I also found I could sit and explore feelings of unease that I could normally shy away from'.


“I do feel less stressed and can recognise the triggers that cause me stress”


“Being guided by an excellent and calm teacher helped me so much, as well as having a great course book.   A fantastic course that I will definitely recommend to others”


For more information about Sally's training and qualifications read more

For Sally's journey with Mindfulness

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