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Mindful Sitting Group

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

We meet in our New Forest Centre, coming together to support each other in our deepening practice and understanding of Mindfulness. 

The group meets 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: Fridays: 

13 Dec 2019; 17 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May 2020

Location: New Forest Mindfulness Centre, Brockenhurst

Group Size: 8-12 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 

Our Sitting Group follows an advanced programme exploring different topics each month. 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:


  • Friday 20 September  - Acceptance 

  • Friday 18 October - Appreciation

  • Friday 22 November - Attention the Floodlight

  • Friday 13 December - Attention the Spotlight



  • Friday 17 January - Attunement

  • Friday 28 February - Cause & Effect

  • Friday 27 March - Clarity

  • Friday 10 May - Compassion