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: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Anger, Chronic Pain

Mindfulness Course Ipswich

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

Free Mindfulness Taster sessions at Quay Place

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

7pm Mon 7 January

M'fulness Course Woodbridge

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice

Mindfulness Drop-In Groups

Monthly mindfulness practice re-charging sessions in Woodbridge and Ipswich

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.

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Day Retreat for Mindful Practitioners
Deepening in practice - a day of sustained engagement
2019 Mar 02
Sat - 10:00 to 17:00

Residential Retreats

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

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Mindfulness in Nature, spring retreat
Coming to our senses in Nature
2019 May 03
2019 May 05
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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.


Imagine a therapy that makes no attempt to reduce symptoms, but gets symptom reduction as a by-product. A therapy firmly based in the tradition of empirical science, yet has a major emphasis on values, forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, living in the present moment, and accessing a transcendent sense of self. A therapy so hard to classify that it has been described as an “existential humanistic cognitive behavioural therapy".

Compassion focussed therapy

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be compassionate toward themselves and other people. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health


Cognitive behavioural therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment taking a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

Person-centred therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery.


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 mindfulness practice re-charging session in Ipswich
2019 Jan 16
Wed - 19:00 to 20:30
Day Retreat for Mindful Practitioners
Deepening in practice - a day of sustained engagement
A day for coming back to yourself
2019 Mar 02
Sat - 10:00 to 17:00