Mindful Stream

Hello and welcome to my website.........

My name is Carole Lacy and I have worked professionally for 30 years in Mental Health. Since then I have trained to teach the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme with the world renowned Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) of Bangor University.


The current Covid 19 pandemic has left many of us reeling.  Those who are working on the front line, medical and nursing staff, the police, firefighters, carers make themselves vulnerable each time they go to work. No one has escaped its effects and some are suffering more than others eg from loss of loved ones, livelihood, diminished social contact and more.


This is a time when we need to be able to take a step back from what is happening and offer ourselves a place of calmness, quietude and stillness: and help us to hold steady within the current uncertainties.

Just a small sample of what people have been saying recently....

It's (mindfulness training) really helped me keep it together. Thanks for what you've taught me.....


(during Isolation) I'm enjoying doing the QiGong exercises each morning and breathing (meditation) in the afternoon...


I would like to thank you for the Zoom sessions on Wednesdays and for all the mindfulness materials you share. For me, and I know for others, it's a great support.

Worldwide research has shown that following the gold standard MBSR programme can help us handle stress more effectively, reduce anxiety, help with management of physical conditions such as chronic pain, high blood pressure and skin conditions, increase our resistance to infections and help us build resilience to face life's challenges.

But you don't need to be suffering in this way to benefit from the course. Many of us have a sense that 'things could be better'; our relationships, work/life balance, wellbeing and general contentment with life; and in this, Mindfulness training can be life changing.


Following the course helps us to wake up to life, moment by moment, and become the best that we can be.

Jon Kabat-Zinn famously said, 'If you're breathing there's more right with you than wrong with you'. 

However, we sometimes need a bit of help to start to notice the 'right' bits.

Planned group courses have needed to be suspended during the present Covid 19 pandemic. However, there are now plans to run the MBSR course online either as a group or 121. To be kept up to date with these

                                                                                                                                               PLEASE CONTACT 


Please explore this website, then if you'd like more information, call me on 0793 962 3566 or email [email protected]

I look forward to meeting you.

With warm wishes,  

Carole

PS There's an awful lot of 'Mindfulness' out there selling all sorts of myths about it. If you'd like to hear me talking about what Mindfulness IS NOT then click THIS LINK

​I am a listed teacher with BAMBA, the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (formerly the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations) and BeMindful (Mental Health Foundation) 

I abide by their Good Practice Guidelines that include receiving regular supervision,

holding professional indemnity insurance,

engaging in continuing professional development and maintaining my own daily meditation practice.

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The MBSR is the best established and most widely researched Mindfulness Programme in the world. 


It can help us -

- manage stress - both physical and emotional

- make us more resilient when life gets difficult

- enhance our sense of wellbeing

- improve our health

- help us have more satisfying relationships

- enable us to be more present in our lives among lots of other benefits.


IF YOU WISH TO TRAIN TO TEACH MINDFULNESS 


This course meets the pre-requisite for anyone wishing to train with any of the BAMBA registered Teacher Training Organisations such as Oxford or Bangor Universities; 

Also for training to teach the paws.b or .b programmes in the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) 


Being in the present moment


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Courses held in

Stourbridge, West Midlands,       Kinver, South Staffordshire,          Bearwood, nr Birmingham,

 Wolverley, nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire,               Edgbaston, Birmingham

Also One to One courses in person or on Skype

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What our customers are saying

It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of

hap​piness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.


Thich Nhat Hanh