Being Well in Suffolk

Welcome to Mindfulness

At the core of most emotional and psychological problems lies a pattern of psychological inflexibility. Resulting in a narrowing of behavioural repertoires in trigger situations, such patterns are often formed in our early personal history; or as a result of subsequent traumatic life events. Mindfulness offers techniques, practices and ways of being that enhance psychological flexibility thus enabling a person to respond  (rather than  reacting according to the habitual inflexible pattern) with new behaviours that move them in meaningful and valued directions that they choose for themselves.

 

Mindfulness can help with: Chronic Pain, Addiction, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Mindfulness Course Ipswich

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating one's personal/professional mindfulness practice

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

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The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
2020 Feb 03
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off

Free Mindfulness Taster sessions at Quay Place

On the third Monday of each month at 7pm, at Quay Place, Ipswich, we hold our mindfulness 'free for all' event at which people who may be interested in our 8 week mindfulness course can come for a taster and meet with graduates from previous courses.


You can come for taster event that includes a brief presentation, time for Q & A about the 8 week course, and experience some of typical guided mindfulness meditation exercises that we explore in depth during the course.


Attendance is free; though you will need to reserve your place online by clicking the link below:


The next taster session

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Part 1: PSN - 4 sessions Jan to March
Peer Support Network- Self-help, Inspiration & Friendship
2020 Jan 28
to
2020 Mar 07
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off

M'fulness Course Woodbridge

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

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The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
2020 Feb 04
Tue - 17:30 to 19:30
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off

Free Mindfulness Taster sessions at Quay Place, Ipswich

On the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm, at Quay Place, Ipswich, we hold our mindfulness 'free for all' event at which people who may be interested in either of our 8 week mindfulness courses (Ipswich and Woodbridge) can come for a taster and meet with graduates from previous courses.


You can come for taster event that includes a brief presentation, time for Q & A about the 8 week course, and experience some of typical guided mindfulness meditation exercises that we explore in depth during the course.


Attendance is free; though you will need to reserve your place online by clicking the link below:


The next taster session

The next taster is shown below

Part 1: PSN - 4 sessions Jan to March
Peer Support Network- Self-help, Inspiration & Friendship
2020 Jan 28
to
2020 Mar 07
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off

M'fulness DropIn Woodbridge

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Mindfulness Drop-in Ipswich

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Ipswich

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

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Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
2019 Dec 16
Mon - 19:00 to 20:30 This event is free to attend

Mindfulness Day retreats

The Day Retreats coincide with the ending of the 8 week courses; for current course participants it's an opportunity to consolidate learning with sustained periods of continuous practice. Previous course graduates and other folks experienced in the mindfulness perspective are also welcome to join us.

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Residential Retreats

Residentials: long weekend, and 7 day silent led retreats in nature

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

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Mindfulness in Nature, spring retreat
Coming to our senses in Nature
2020 May 01
to
2020 May 03
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off

Meet the Team

If you wish to find out more about a mindfulness practitioner click on their profile.

Coach Mary

Mary Foord-Brown

Expert patient and Health Forum Moderator

Mary is a Forum admin and Moderator on multiple international health discussion forums. She is co-director of Flexible Psychological Solutions working alongside Martin Wilks on Mindfulness Suffolk

Coach Martin

Martin Wilks

Chartered Psychologist & Mindfulness teacher

I work with mindfulness as a catalyst for personal and societal change. Cultivating a more mindful way of being with ourselves, each other, & our environment; as a local and a global community working towards pro-social, cultural evolution

Martin brings together 35 years of personal mindfulness practice, 30 years of mindfulness teaching and 25 years of independent practice as psychotherapist/psychologist and has been teaching the 8 week course in Suffolk since 2005. You can visit Flexible Psychological Solutions (opens in new window) for more information.

ACT

ACT is a scientific approach with an emphasis on values, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, living in the present moment, and accessing a transcendent sense of self. Reducing symptoms is a by-product rather than the goal of treatment. It has been called “an existential humanistic CBT".

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Compassion focussed therapy

Helps promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging you to be compassionate toward yourself and others. Compassion is an emotional response that is essential to our wellbeing: developing it improves our mental and emotional health.

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Eco-Psychotherapy

Meeting our fear, grief & despair re daily news of the accelerating decline of planetary living conditions - stepping beyond denial and distraction, finding a new perspective from which to do what matters.

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

CBT

This is a short-term and goal-oriented treatment based on a practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change the way we feel, by changing the patterns of thinking or behaviour that underlie our difficulties.

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Retreats

Day retreats and Residentials: long weekend, and 7 day silent led retreats in nature

Upcoming Mindfulness Events

Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
Monthly taster / re-charging sessions in Ipswich
2019 Dec 16
Mon - 19:00 to 20:30 This event is free to attend
Mindfulness Drop-in group
Mindfulness in the presence of like-minded others
Monthly taster / re-charging sessions in Ipswich
2020 Jan 20
Mon - 19:00 to 20:30 This event is free to attend
8 week Online Mindfulness training
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, 'bootcamp' opportunity to establish your own daily practice for personal and/or professional development
2020 Jan 27
Mon - 17:30 to 19:30
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off
The 8 week Mindfulness training course
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Inspired by the original MBSR training program & further informed by an adaptation of MBSR known as the MBCT this is a professional standard, bootcamp opportunity to develop your own daily practice for personal or professional development
2020 Feb 03
Mon - 19:00 to 21:00
More InfoEarly Birds get
15% off