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Mindfulness has been defined as paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn).

It is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It will not eliminate life's pressures, but it can help us respond rather than unhelpfully react. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding.

Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations may not sound like an obviously helpful thing to do, however learning to do this in a way that suspends judgment and self-criticism can have surprising results. Many people report finding inner strengths and resources that help them make wiser decisions about their health and life in general.

People who practice mindfulness regularly

* experience long-lasting physical and psychological stress reduction;

* discover positive changes in well-being;

* are less likely to get stuck in depression and exhaustion

*are better able to change unhelpful behaviours and thought patterns

What is mindfulness?


Laurence has patiently and kindly shown me the way out of my addictions, going with me into the darkness where their causes were. She showed me the way to understand and overcome my damage. She is instinctive, quietly learned, and 100% supportive. I cannot recommend her highly enough.


Mindfulness Based Course (MBSR)

Here is a 40min guided Body Metta meditation:

Please remember that my guidance is merely an invitation. Practicing selfcare and kindness in completely part of the practice so if you feel overwhelmed at any point, you can return to the breath or do something different from what I am guiding you through.

Body Metta or Loving Kindness for Body

What happens in the course?

The course is 8 weeks and each session is 2 hours long. The sessions focus mainly on teaching skills that develop awareness of body sensations, feelings, and thoughts, which are then applied in relation to particular cognitive therapy-based exercises. In each session there will be a mixture of guided meditation practices, discussion about this practice and cognitive therapy exercises. Everything is ‘invitational’ and there is no expectation that participants will have to share personal histories. Our old familiar patterns of thinking and reacting have often been around for a long time and are habitual and automatic, so putting time and effort in between sessions is an important aspect of the course. Therefore, 30 to 40 minutes a day of home practice is recommended. Hand-outs and guided meditations will be provided.


Mindfulness Teacher:

Ms Laurence Baretto de Souza,

Mindfulness practitioner and Integrative Psychotherapist.


contact me to discuss course fee.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please contact Laurence on 07825678377 or email


For further information on Mindfulness, and the course we are running: 

Had a lovely day introducing Mindfulness to a corporate client.

We had an hour of:
checking in,
a breathing space of 10min, a chat about it
and then a body scan and a group chat.

And the feedback was overwhelmingly positive:
"..It was really good to try to switch away from work and focus on the sensations you could feel." 10/10

"It was a great introduction." 9/10

"...Laurence has a calm and assuasive approach and manner which made for a very relaxing session." 9/10

"..positive check-in and reminder of mindfulness. Easy guide for beginners." 10/10

I am available for corporate Mindfulness sessions from beginners to experienced.
So if you are interested in helping your staff through stress or improve the wellbeing of your workforce, give me a call or email me. 

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