Being Well in Suffolk

Welcome to Mindfulness

At the core of most emotional and psychological problems lies a pattern of rigid psychological inflexibility.  Such patterns are often formed in our early personal history; or as a result of traumatic life events. Mindfulness offers ways of being, techniques, and practices  that enhance psychological flexibility thus enabling a person to respond  (rather than  reacting according to the habitual inflexible pattern) with fresh 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 (online)

Group trainings dedicated to cultivating a personal/professional mindfulness practice

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Free weekly Mindfulness online Drop-in groups

On Wednesday of each week at 7pm, via ZOOM video-conferencing, we hold our mindfulness 'free for all' event at which people who may be interested in the online 8 week mindfulness course can come for a taster and meet with graduates from previous courses.


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

Weekly Mindfulness Drop-in

A heartful, mindful, weekly zoom forum for the covid-era

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 warmly welcomed.

Practitioners offering this: Martin Wilks

Residential Retreats

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Retreats - on hold!

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