Mindful Stream


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

Hello, 

I'm Carole Lacy

For more than 30 years, I worked professionally in Mental Health. 


I started my meditation journey several years ago, and found it so helpful to me personally, that I felt moved to train to teach it. Since then, I have trained to teach the best researched MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme with the world renowned Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) of Bangor University and the Finding Peace in a Frantic World course with the Oxford Mindfulness Center.


We are living in a very uncertain world right now. The current pandemic has taken away much of our sense of security and predictability  - whether that be family celebrations, work engagements or even our holidays. Worse than this, many have suffered loss of health, loved ones and livelihood. Uncertainty and fear surrounds us and is very uncomfortable to say the least.



This is a time when we need to offer ourselves a chance to take a step back from what is happening. To offer ourselves a place of calmness, quietude and stillness.  

Mindfulness training teaches us the tools that can help us do just that. Tools to help us to hold steady within the current storm and get through life's challenges. 

Finding Peace in a Frantic World course


This has been developed by Mark Williams, of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre,  and is great for busy people. 

The course draws elements of both MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). It is also an eight week course, but the sessions are shorter  at just an hour and a half. 

The 10 to 20 minutes daily home practice between sessions is also helpful in getting the most out of the course and developing the habit of mindful living.

Now, ask yourself, can you build into your day this short bit of time for own wellbeing?


Science has shown that Mindfulness Training can help reduce your stress levels, reduce blood pressure, irritability, improve sleep and help us move with more ease through these present difficult times? 

There is a new course starting in October.

CLICK HERE for full details. 


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR courses

Mindfulness helps us build the resilience we need to fall back on when times get tough. 

The MBSR course is the world renowned, gold standard, 8 session Mindfulness course that teaches you tools to help you deal more effectively with life's difficulties. 

There will be new courses in 2021 so watch this space.

Free Online Taster Sessions

Are you curious about what all this fuss is about Mindfulness?

I'll be running several free taster sessions over the next few weeks. You are warmly invited to join me. Just message me with your name and email address and I'll send you the Zoom link and choice of sessions.

Drop in Sessions

There are currently weekly drop in sessions every Wednesday evening. These are open to those who have taken a mindfulness course, either with Mindful Stream or elsewhere, or would like to discover a bit more about it.


If you would like to know more about courses, free tasters or drop in sessions please

CONTACT CAROLE

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.


Engaging in the course helps us to wake us 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.

'In-person' group courses have had to be suspended during the present Covid 19 pandemic. It is thought unlikely that it will be possible to hold these for the foreseeable future due to social distancing measures. However, the need for Mindfulness has never been greater. I have now moved MBSR courses online. You are invited to join these, either as part of a new group or 121. 

To express your interest in these please call me, email [email protected] or use this link

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Please explore this website, then if you'd like more information, call or text 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


In response to the current Covid 19 pandemic, 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Group Courses 

are currently being held online via the Zoom platform.

They can be joined by anyone, from anywhere in the world.


 One to One courses are available in person or on Zoom.

General areas covered

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

 Wolverley, nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire,               Edgbaston, Birmingham


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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