Mindful Stream

Supporting you towards increased wellbeing and ease through evidence-based mindfulness training.

Would you like to learn how mindfulness training can help reduce anxiety, stress and depression, improve sleep quality, relationships, chronic conditions and general well being? 

If so, read on....

 

Free Online Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions


There are no Introduction sessions planned for the rest of January but please 

contact Carole if you would like to be kept updated


Free Telephone or Zoom consultation

Is Mindfulness training for you? Joining an Introduction to Mindfulness session will help answer that question. Yet, for some people that may seem a little daunting or they aren't available when the sessions are taking place. 

If you would like to find out if Mindfulness would be helpful to you at this particular time then please get in touch to arrange a phone or Zoom call with Carole. Please be assured that it would be completely confidential and with absolutely no obligation. 

Call or email by clicking this link.

Viktor Frankl, the holocaust survivor who went on to write about his experiences in the book 'Man's Search for Meaning', said:

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.


Science has shown that Mindfulness Training teaches us the tools to help us find that 'space'. Research has also shown it can help reduce our stress levels, blood pressure, chronic pain,  irritability, anxiety and depression, improve sleep and help us all move through the storms of life with more ease. 

We can learn tools that help us  hold steady and navigate through life's challenges with more ease, whatever they are.

We are living in a very strange world right now. The current pandemic has taken away much of our sense of security and predictability  - whether that be meeting loved ones, work concerns or even planning holidays. 


Things that we once took for granted are no longer available, such as a hug from a friend, socialising with family, shaking hands with business acquaintances


Worse than this, many have suffered loss of health, lost loved ones or livelihoods. 

Uncertainty and fear surrounds us and is very uncomfortable to say the least


Courses on offer with Mindful Stream

Mindful ​Stream offers two 8 week Mindfulness programmes. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR) 

and 

Finding Peace in a Frantic World 

Carole Lacy has trained in both of these approaches and is currently offering them online by Zoom, either in GROUPS of between four and ten participants or ONE TO ONE.​ 

See below for more details.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

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

This 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.  Additionally there is a shorter pre course Orientation session and a longer 'Retreat' day usually between week 6 & 7. 

World wide research has shown it can help us reduce stress and anxiety, help us manage many chronic health conditions and develop skills to enable us to live life more fully and with growing equanimity.



Finding Peace in a Frantic World course


This course has been developed by Prof. Mark Williams, of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre,  and is great for busy people or as a refresher course for those who have already taken an eight week course. It's also widely used in the workplace to foster resilience among employees. This is the programme that has been taught in the UK to Members of Parliament.


 Based on the book of the same name, written by Mark Williams and Danny Penman, it takes place over eight weekly sessions of 90 minutes (plus a shorter, pre course Orientation session). Whilst it draws on the main elements of both MBSR and  MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), the sessions and home practice recommendations are shorter than MBSR making it more easily accessible to people under time pressure. 


The 10 to 20 minutes of daily home practise between sessions are really 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?


One to One MBSR courses on Zoom

One to One MBSR courses offer the flexibility to work within your own time schedule. The course content and professional delivery is just the same as the other course options. Each session lasts  90 minutes.

Please contact Carole (link below)

Staying Mindful Drop in Sessions each Wednesday

Once you have trained in Mindfulness it's important to keep your practise alive. To support you, there are currently weekly drop in sessions every Wednesday evening on Zoom. 

These are open to those who have taken a mindfulness course, either with Mindful Stream or elsewhere.

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

Email Carole      or call     +44 (0) 793 962 3566


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


I’d been through the mechanics of mindfulness before. The course really developed that with lots of practice, details of how to make it work in life situations, different ways of viewing things so they could be accepted and used as springboards instead of obstacles.  Carole’s approach is really friendly, enthusiastic and practical.


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...


'Thanks for the session this morning - it's quite a step up from my learning Mindfulness from a book!'


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.


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Training to teach mindfulness



The MBSR 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 courses for children - 

teach dots, paws.b or .b programmes 

in the 

Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) 


Being in the present moment

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

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.


In response to the current Covid 19 pandemic, 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Group and Finding Peace in a Frantic World 

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 (where restrictions allow) or on Zoom.


General geographical areas covered

West Midlands, North Worcestershire & South Staffordshire.


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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