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Mindfulness allows us to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.

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The skills and techniques we learn help us to cultivate this way of being and can help us to:

  • Manage stress effectively
  • Make positive choices in life and work
  • Move from ‘automatic’ pilot – dwelling in the past, worrying about the future – to recognising the changes we can make now.

Sharpham has been involved with Mindfulness since the 1980s and runs both day courses in Mindfulness (Introduction to Mindfulness) and 8-week programmes (Mindfulness for Health and Well Being). It also runs a monthly Mindfulness drop in practise session.

Sharpham currently also offers a course - called Sustaining Ourselves Through Mindfulness -  this is a residential break for those mainly working in the voluntary, education and healthcare professions, who are in need of rest, renewal, reflection and inspiration. Concessions are available.

Current courses can be found in our events listing.


Mindfulness Resources 

Here you'll find a range of resources to spark your interest in mindfulness and to support any learning you are doing.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Introduction to Mindfulness with Mark Williams

3 Minute Breathing Space with Mark Williams

Other Mindfulness Resources

A talk by Jon Kabat-Zinn PH.D , is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world.

This is a  talk on youtube by Mark Williams  from Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre who is one of the main contributors to the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy research for depression and implementation.

Healing and the Mind , video on youtube by Bill Moyers.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Ben Ballard Tel: 01803 731801 Email:programme@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT