Mindfulness is the gateway to living with less stress, greater self-compassion, and improved relationships. Our mindfulness-based programs are designed to give you the practical skills to better navigate the challenges of modern life.
Our programs are taught by Damien Crittenden and Erin Flanagan, both experienced and qualified teachers of both Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), with qualification status from the University of California (San Diego) Center for Mindfulness, and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), with teacher training from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion based in the U.S.
Comments from some participants of MBSR taught by Damien Crittenden
“Thank you Damien for guiding me and the group through this 8 week journey which has surpassed all expectations. At the beginning, I was apprehensive about meditation being slow, dull and too serious. I quickly realized how much joy and fun i was experiencing shedding expectations, silencing the chatter, peeling the layers, shifting my lens to a place of freedom and release. A lot of the stress and anxiety we experience in daily life gently falls away when we notice all these mental cobwebs”
“It's an eye opening experience that is best felt when taking the leap to try the MBSR yourself. And the benefits definitely outweigh time commitment and it's great to know you will be in safe hands with Damien :)”
“The MBSR program has helped me become more aware of myself, my feelings, and how I respond to others. It has helped me lower my defences and allow myself to be kinder towards others. I choose my own responses towards situations, people, and myself. This has helped me be less stress, calmer, and a better person. Damien is a kind and very respectful teacher too! I highly recommend the course!”
“Damien was a wonderful mindfulness teacher and the course perfectly balanced the amount of meditation and reflection needed to start one’s own mindfulness practice. It gave students the tools, forum and community to start, learn and grow in mindfulness and it gave me added momentum on my mindfulness journey”
“A good start to the journey of discovery of the richness in everyday life”
Comments from some participants of MSC taught by Damien Crittenden and Erin Flanagan
“MSC was a helpful program for anyone struggling with self-compassion and working through self-doubt and a lack of self-love. The practices offers a great baseline to begin to apply these tools in our everyday life to not only be more mindful but show ourselves more self-love and compassion”
“Completing this course has made me realise that I have the opportunity to significantly improve my life”
“This is a very useful course for those who are struggling with constant negative thoughts. Learn to be more aware about the inner critic and replace it self-compassion”
“This was an excellent course which has helped to improve my self-compassion, the tasks have been super useful and during these hard times you know you have something you can try or do. Erin and Damien were amazing facilitators and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this group”
“I highly recommend this Mindful Self Compassion program with Damien and Erin. I have done various programs with them already and have always been impressed by their guidance and sharing”
“The MSC program guided me to dig deep into my conditioned mind. Although I was well aware of these aspects of my mind, the program taught me how to introduce a new perspective, as if I were my own guide, to independently manage many pervasive struggles. I feel as though all of the necessary tools to heal and grow were gained during this short program. I am sure there are many more things to learn, but the significant changes MSC has bright into my life have made me feel like a new, self-compassionate and sentient being”