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Mindfulness for Organisations

We live in an era where many workers feel increasing levels of stress and anxiety. Work places can be stressful, challenging and constantly changing uncertain environments. Mindfulness and self-compassion can be a way of provide employees with a new set of skills and tools to navigate the modern working life.


At the New Forest Mindfulness Centre, we tailor our programmes for organisations to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a single 'taster' training session, a longer course or help for a particular individual.  To find out more please do get in touch.

“Employers should promote the use of mindfulness and develop an understanding of good practice”

UK Parliamentary Report, 2015

Who we Are

We are a group of highly skilled and experienced mental health professionals and mindfulness teachers including:


Dr Maret Dymond-Basset 

Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southampton (DClinPsych), and an undergraduate psychology degree (BA Hons) and (PhD)  from the University of Reading. 

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Marie Johansson

Experienced Mental Health Practitioner, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher and Trainer. Marie is MBCT Course Lead at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.


Caroline James 
Counsellor and Gestalt therapist, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher (MBCT. Caroline is also trained to deliver mindfulness in schools and work in both private and charitable practice. 

What we Offer

Our training sessions provide an introduction to the theory and practice of mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as the research literature / evidence base relevant to your particular profession/organisation.

The day would include the opportunity to experience some of the fundamental practices, as well as the opportunity for participants to further explore through discussion with the facilitators what they noticed and learnt from these. This is particularly important because learning about mindfulness and self-compassion is like any other skill it needs to be practiced and tried out in order to fully experience it and learn from it.


A presentation could also be included, about the evidence base around mindfulness for pain, stress and anxiety, as well as in regard to the workplace and / or any other areas deemed appropriate for the participant group.


Taster Sessions: 1 Hour to up to a Half Day

This provides a basic introduction to mindfulness and self-compassion, which is sufficient in itself for participants to decide whether they are interested in embarking upon a longer course or immersive full day experience.

Full Day Session 

This will allow for going a little deeper into the theory of mindfulness and self-compassion and allows participants to immerse themselves in the experience. it also allows more time to consider the relevance of mindfulness and self-compassion in relation to participants own experiences and their professional practice/workplace. It also allows for more time to cover some of the relevant research literature.

8-Week Course

A complete introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation, self-compassion and personal experience of how bringing this skill into everyday life may enhance mental and physical wellbeing, creativity and productivity. Courses run for 8-weeks for either 1.5 or 2.25 hours per week. They can also include an immersive practice day experience.

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