Mindful Sitting Group

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

We come together to support each other in our deepening practice and understanding of Mindfulness. 

The group has begun to meet again face to face in the New Forest on the first Friday of each month from 6pm to 7.30pm and explores different themes each time we meet.

We also practice online on the third Friday of each month and welcome all those who are seeking a friendly community of like minded beings to practice mindfulness together.


The intention of both our face to face and online groups 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: Monthly, face to face first Friday of the month; online via zoom third Friday of the month

Location: Online via Zoom (Nov 19th & Dec 17th) 

Face to Face in the New Forest (Nov 5th & Dec 3rd)

Group Size: 6-12 participants

Teacher:  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 is a community of practitioners 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 also welcome those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness course elsewhere and would like to connect and practice with like-minded others.


We hope to foster a sense of welcome and community in our sitting groups, providing an opportunity to come and practice together for those living in the New Forest and surrounding areas and online for those who would like to join us from further afield. 

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