Mindfulness & Meditation

Ancient practices to bring you into the present moment, calm your mind and relax your body.



You are probably aware of the wide-ranging benefits of mindfulness and meditation for health professionals and teachers, and you may be keen to experience for yourself how these practices can help you reduce anxiety, improve wellbeing, promote self-care, and diminish troubling thoughts. Mindfulness is also an invaluable practice if you want to be less self-critical and more compassionate towards yourself.

If at all possible, I encourage you to learn this valuable practice by enrolling on an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course locally, or even better treat yourself to private classes. However, if you are unable to access a qualified teacher, fortunately there is growing evidence of the benefits of mindfulness apps and online resources.

Find a Teacher

One experienced and highly respected teacher I can personally recommend is Sandrine Cranswick https://www.mindfulness-midhurst.co.uk



Sandrine’s life and work is deeply enriched by her 26 years of meditation practice, which enables her to embody mindfulness in every aspect of her life. She offers online and in person evidence-based mindfulness courses to individuals and groups, as well as life coaching using creativity and mindfulness.

For trained teachers in your area:


UK: British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches https://bamba.org.uk/


United States: Mindfulness Centre at Brown School of Public Health ) www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/learn-more/mbsr-teacher-recognition/


Australia and New Zealand: Mindfulness Training Institute www.mtia.org.au


Canada and International: MBCT Courses www.AccessMBCT.com


International: www.mindfulnessstudies.com

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Free Resources

Sandrine Cranswick offers the following mindfulness meditations.

Audible Downloads

To download these audio files simply click to open links for downloads.

Here are a few organisations that offer free guided audios:

You may also wish to try this mindful movement video.


Ten Mindful Movements, led by Thich Nhat Hanh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWerJwf3-3I

My book The Thriving Giver could be invaluable resource alongside professional help, and provide a clear framework for creating a life in which you thrive.

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Recommended Books

How to Relax, by Thich Nhat Hanh. This small, concise, self-help book has simple suggestions for how Mindfulness. 

A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

The book includes an audio CD of eight guided mindfulness practices from 3 minutes to 15 minutes long. These audios are now also available on YouTube. If you do listen to mindfulness audios that are available online, it is recommended that you start with a body scan, which is always the first mindfulness exercise taught in any MBSR course.

Meditation Secrets for Women, Camille Maurine. This book offers a different perspective on meditation, and encourages you to explore a variety of approaches, from moving, singing, praying, and getting in touch with your emotions, including many guided mini-meditations and exercises, which can open the door to joy, peace and contentment.

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