mindfulness stress reduction, Edinburgh, mindfulness meditation

​“Come, come, Whoever you are. 

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. 

Ours is not a caravan of despair. 

Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. 

​Come, yet again, 

Come, Come.” ​

Rumi​ (Sufi Poet)

Further Development courses:

ONE DAY Workshop:


Salisbury Centre, Saturday 18th May, 10am - 4pm

Cost: £45

We all know that the practice of the mindfulness of thoughts can help us to see that "thoughts are not facts," and to therefore feel less imprisoned by their seemingly incessant demands. But the practice, when explored further, can bring affirmative benefits too, especially when we can learn to look beyond our habitual monologues into what some mindfulness teachers refer to as, quieter thoughts; sensual and intuitive processes conducive to both contentment and creativity. 

In this one day workshop led by Derek Goodman we will be looking, not just at thoughts themselves but at what some people refer to as the space between and around thoughts, often described as "luminous," in eastern traditions, especially Tibetan Buddhism. We will also look at practical ways to manage moods and emotions and enquire into the value of external supports such as the arts. 

The workshop will be most suitable for people who have some experience of mindfulness meditation.


This ten-week follow-on course is offered to those who are at an early stage in cultivating mindfulness and kindness based approaches in their life and work, but it is also appropriate for those who want to support their ongoing development in mindfulness and take their practice and experience further. This follow-on training programme is intended for the participants who: 

  1. have participated and engaged in any standard 8-week mindfulness course, 

  2. have a fairly regular personal mindfulness practice, 

  3. wish to develop their understanding and skills in applying mindfulness skills, 

This ten-week course will help you to systematically and deeply develop the skills of being present with your experience. It aims to assist you in taking your understanding deeper through mindfulness and kindness, helps you to take better care of yourself and get the most out of your life. The aim is to engage fully in your experience so as to gain insight and compassion.  The course will be a highly interactive, collaborative and participatory learning experience. Our intention is to create a group process that feels safe and trustworthy and an open, spacious learning environment, which will encourage spontaneity and creativity.