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Mindfulness Day

April 17th 2016, Iver Environment Centre
Online booking has now closed, please contact south@oups.org.uk for availability.

SOUPS are offering a day to learn about, practise and experience


Sunday April 17th 2016

The Yurt, Iver Environment Centre, Iver 10:00 – 16:30



The growth of interest in Mindfulness over the past few years has been phenomenal.
But what exactly is mindfulness? How does it relate to our knowledge from psychology and states of being? Is it good for everyone – and how do you ‘do it’?

This day event will be led by Bruce Greenhalgh with Peter Naish

Bruce Greenhalgh is a certified mindfulness teacher through Bangor University and a teacher for the ‘Search Inside Yourself’ program developed at Google. He has taught mindfulness internationally and currently heads up BT’s Employee Assistance service in the UK. He is also BACP accredited, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, a psychotherapist and a tutor on an Adlerian counselling course in the UK.

Peter Naish is a long-standing supporter of SOUPS and OUPS who chaired the Cognitive courses at the OU for many years, retiring in 2010 and now holds the post of Visiting Reader in Psychology at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, at Sussex University. He is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine's section devoted to hypnosis, and has spoken on Mindfulness and Meditation for the British Science Festival and other events.




This event will be held inside a Mongolian style Yurt, situated on an idyllic environmental site. The Yurt seats 20 people so places will be strictly limited.






Activities and topics will include:


  • What is mindfulness?
  • Mindfulness? An introduction to basic practice
  • Some theory about mindfulness and how it fits with psychological thinking
  • Body mindfulness/mindful walking in the environment
  • Led mindfulness mediations; guidance on private practice and group reflections


Cost: OUPS members: £30; Non-members £40  


                      If you would like to make a manual booking, please send a cheque (made payable to SOUPS), including address, mobile number and email to:


Vanessa Jones, 29 Woburn Close, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7HB


Any queries email Vanessa on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





The Yurt is being provided by the social enterprise, Growing Better Lives cic                  

It is located on a site run by Groundwork South 


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