Welcome to School of Mindfulness


At School of Mindfulness we offer a range of opportunities for learning about the practice of mindfulness meditation and the science and theory that underpins it. We are highly experienced professionals who are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of our clients.

With expertise in health care, education, and mindfulness meditation, we are equipped to educate and support people and organisations taking their first steps into mindfulness, as well those who already have an established mindfulness practice.


Whether you are new to mindfulness or require some further development, we can help you. We offer courses, workshops, one-to-one coaching, talks, retreats, and teacher training for individuals as well as organisations.


A great introduction to a subject that could change your life

Course Participant


The mindfulness class was brilliant. The trainer was very professional, informative and very approachable.

Participant, Tarmac

The course has taught me so much. I have changed my life around.

4 Week Course Participant

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson is Director of School of Mindfulness and has been a mindfulness practitioner for almost 20 years. He has taught mindfulness in a range of contexts, from hospitals to large and small businesses, to conferences, further and higher education institutions and online.  He features daily on Radio Tyneside's morning programme with 'Morning Mindfulness' and has recently collaborated with Dr Zoe Williams who is the resident GP on ITV's Good Morning Britain and presenter on the BBC's Trust Me I'm a Doctor.

Michael's research is in mindfulness and resilience and mindfulness and its impact on clinical decision-making.

Michael is also a Teacher Educator in Medical Education in a Higher Education institution in Newcastle and is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. He is Co-Chair for the Mindfulness in Medical Education (MiME) Special Interest Group for The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), and is currently teacher training with Mindfulness UK to become a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor.


Along, with courses, workshops and retreats, Michael also runs weekly mindfulness sessions for staff and students in his university, as well as the 8-week MBSR programme.

Dr Lucy Harrison

Lucy is a practicing doctor and qualified mindfulness teacher. She has been a GP for 16 years working within the NHS, academic and private sectors. Lucy has clinical experience working with a wide variety of problems and patients.

Her specialist interest is teaching a form of mindfulness training known as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy ('MBCT'). Although a recognised treatment for patients with recurrent depression, this group-based course is also beneficial for those without clinical need who wish to explore mindfulness for general well-being.

Lucy has a strong mindfulness practice and has just completed a Masters in Mindfulness at Oxford University.

See https://www.mbct-northeast.co.uk for more details.

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