Testimonials from previous participants


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  • 'Very positive! I’ve really enjoyed being with a group and learning together. The training has been very organized and structured and has really helped me to gain an insight into mindfulness and meditation.’
  • ‘Generally good, nice atmosphere, positive teacher
    Won’t be pursing mindfulness any further, but it has refocused me on what I find important for my wellbeing and my life (poetry/music/ language/nature etc)
  • ‘Great. It is lovely to come straight from work to do this. Clare is calm and creates a good atmosphere in each session. Sometime there is a bit too much home practice. Training is organized and well resourced
  • ’'A very professional yet comfortable environment. I actually found that I preferred your meditations to the tracks from the books. I’ve really enjoyed the group environment especially being able to meditate together. Really interesting insight as to how this can help school children also.’
  • ‘I have enjoyed the training sessions particularly the practices and chatting with new people’
  • ‘It has been very enjoyable and helpful. A lovely start to the week’
  • ‘Very well structured.
    Progressive in easy stages.
    Good resources.
    Book very easy to read.’
  • ‘I’ve really enjoyed it and looked forward to sessions. I think the course is very well organized and flows well from one session to another’
  • ‘Really valuable for busy, responsible teachers who don’t let themselves switch off’
  • ‘Good paced! A great foundation to a life long practice- I hope .
    It was interesting and achievable’
  • ‘The training has been well presented by Clare. It has been easy to follow, concise and enjoyable’
  • ‘Interesting . Well structured. Requires time and dedication’
  • ‘I have enjoyed the training sessions particularly the practices and chatting with new people’
  • ‘It has been very enjoyable and helpful. A lovely start to the week’
  • ‘Very well structured.
    Progressive in easy stages.
    Good resources.
    Book very easy to read.’
  • ‘I’ve really enjoyed it and looked forward to sessions. I think the course is very well organized and flows well from one session to another’
  • ‘Really valuable for busy, responsible teachers who don’t let themselves switch off’
  • ‘Good paced! A great foundation to a life long practice- I hope .
    It was interesting and achievable’
  • ‘The training has been well presented by Clare. It has been easy to follow, concise and enjoyable’
  • ‘Interesting . Well structured. Requires time and dedication’
  • ‘Excellent, A wide range of activities with helpful links to daily practices’
  • ‘Personal focus rather than school/pupil based (not what I was expecting) Requires a lot of time dedicated to compete all daily practices outside of sessions’
  • ‘A very positive experience. Professionally structured and very well delivered. Took us through the ideas step by step, building every week.’
  • ‘I have really enjoyed this course. The trainer explained the meditations carefully and clearly and listening to her soothing voice was the highlight of the training!’
  • ‘Claire was a fantastic tutor!
    Extremely enjoyable course
    Good pace and plenty of opportunities to participate in discussions or questions’
  • ‘The course was lovely! It provided good ways to let go of anxiety and stress. Materials provided (book) went well with each week’s session. Training each week provided support as well as time to reflect on the previous week’s home practice. Overall the course was a wonderful way to learn more about being mindful.’
  • ‘These last few weeks have been amazing, Clare has been the most amazing trainer, I have felt so comfortable here, she is so knowledgeable and we are so fortunate that she has frequented our school to teach paws.b’
  • ‘An amazing opportunity- well planned and pace was great. Good to be with like minded people and share our lives. Great chance to come via the NUT funding which helped so much. All careers in education would benefit from the opportunity. ‘
  • ‘I have found this mindfulness training very useful. I was unsure in the beginning but every week I found myself looking forward to the sessions.’
  • ‘Interesting, engaging and most of all worthwhile’
  • ‘Very good, I feel there was a lot of resources and well structured’
  • ‘Really helpful for day to day situations.
    Relaxing and interesting. It will definitely impact my life.’
  • ‘The training has provided me with personal coping strategies, which were very needed. As well as this it offers the opportunity to utilize these strategies within a professional environment too and would be very beneficial for my students.’
  • ‘Very good
    – Relaxed and friendly atmosphere- sharing encouraged.
    -Gradual progression to learn about mindfulness and nurturing mental health. Well Planned and organized. Good Venue’
  • ‘ I have found the training of an excellent quality, very enjoyable and informative’
  • ‘Life changing
    I have a different perspective on my life
    Good location’
  • ‘Very passionate and personally committed’
  • ‘Very good. Well-informed and practical training. The training is very open and suitable for all. I realized that I already carry out many of the mindfulness practices in some form because of previous flirtations with yoga and martial arts, but the course gave structure and focus to my efforts.’
  • ‘Excellent- well organized.
    Calming manner very positive, lovely voice.’
  • ‘It was really useful –it helped with all of the stress of everyday life.’
  • 'Very good, excellent setting and much appreciated cup of tea each session!
    Very welcoming leader (clare) and lovely members in the group’
  • ‘Well organized, enjoyable, calming manner. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent way to end a Tuesday. Thank you’
  • ‘Very good. Would like to continue with further training in the future. Great to discuss difficulties, positives with other professionals.’
  • ‘Very well organized and delivered.
    Felt extremely welcomed.
    Covers many aspects .engaging activities.
    Meditations were well delivered and talked through’
  • ‘Overall it has been obvious that there are very many people ‘suffering’ in silence, searching for a way to bring peace to their hectic lives. This course was run very well, and having like minded people around who actually understand the pressures we are all under was particularly useful. ‘
  • ‘Informative and helpful as well as being an insight into using meditation as a coping mechanism and to take time for myself. Also time to share experiences with colleagues’
  • ‘Enjoyed meeting people from other schools
    will be helpful if I can maintain the discipline of practice
    NUT funding helped make the course affordable’
  • ‘Excellent!
    Clare was fantastic at creating a relaxing, supportive environment where mindfulness could be explored and developed’
  • ‘The training was delivered at a consistently high level by a tutor who clearly wished to facilitate our introduction to, and continued use of mindfulness. She was non-judgmental; clearly she just wanted to open possibilities for us to consider – excellent.’
  • ‘Exceeded expectation- this was a time for me when I felt I could look after myself, a time I not only enjoyed but needed. The course was non–threatening but dealt with issues I needed to think about and equipped me to deal with the stresses of teaching and life generally’