Mindful Sitting Group

Our weekly sitting group is open to anyone who has completed an eight week MBCT, MBCP course, or equivalent. 

At present, we are coming together online to support each other in our deepening practice and understanding of Mindfulness. 

The group meets via Zoom on a Friday each month from 6pm to 7.30pm and explores different themes each time we meet.


The intention of the group is to build a community of people who can connect with and support each other to bring mindfulness more into daily life.

"Being in a group so friendly and welcoming has been greatly beneficial... I feel as if I can find a way out of the woods in future!"
Participant, 2018

Key Facts

Time: 6pm - 7.30 pm 

Dates: Weekly every Friday

Location: Online via Zoom

Group Size: 8-20 participants

Teachers:  Dr Maret Dymond-Basset

Fees: £7.50 voluntary contribution

What's Included?

30- 45 minute practice on a pre-determined theme - please see calendar page for more details of monthly themes.

Group discussions, enquiry, mutual support and silent practice.


Facilitated by Dr Maret Dymond-Basset. 

Group Details 

In these difficult times we have decided to continue our sitting groups online, via zoom - to enable our Mindful community to continue to meet and practice together as best we can. If you would like to join us, please do email us at home@newforestmindfulness.com or click on the 'enquire' button and we will send you more details. 

Our Sitting Group follows an advanced programme exploring different topics each week. Many people who have completed our eight week mindfulness course find the sitting group a helpful way of keeping up and deepening their practice. We hope to foster a sense of welcome and community in our sitting groups, providing a monthly opportunity to come and practice together for those living in the New Forest and surrounding areas. 


Topics recently covered include:

  • Mindfulness of the Body

  • Appreciating the Life You Have

  • Gathering the Scattered Mind 

  • Befriending 

  • Recognising how we React to Stress and Difficulty

  • Disentangling Thoughts and Feelings

  • Rediscovering Compassion

Upcoming themes are drawn from Susan Kaiser-Greenland's Universal Themes of Mindfulness and include:

Tel: 01425 541746

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