Mindfulness Tasters

Our taster sessions are open to everyone (unless otherwise stated).

Please get in touch if you would like us to run a taster session for your organisation!

Sessions will be facilitated by Michael Atkinson, Director of School of Mindfulness.

The sessions for doctors will be led by Dr Lucy Harrison and Michael Atkinson.

MBCT Tasters for Doctors

Monday 2nd July 2018


Quaker Meeting House, 1 West Avenue, Gosforth, NE33ES


£10 per person. Book tickets here: https://origintickets.co.uk/store/?event=1311 

CPD credits = 1.5

Medicine is a stressful profession, especially in the current climate of accelerated change. Doctors are expected to provide first class care to patients at all times; but how do we take care of ourselves? Research has shown benefits of mindfulness including stress reduction, increased job satisfaction, enhanced doctor-patient relationship, increased compassion and reduction in depression relapse.

This taster session explains how mindfulness can support health and well-being. The scientific understanding of mindfulness will also be covered. Examples of mindfulness practices will be demonstrated and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses specifically for Doctors started in September 2017. MBCT is beneficial for general psychological health and stress management in those with medical and psychiatric illness as well as in healthy individuals. The January 2018 course is fully booked, but applications for the April 2018 course are now open.  

The eight-week April MBCT course will run on a Thursday evening 6.30pm-8.30pm in Gosforth (for GPs and Doctors of any specialty/grade). Please see the website for more information and email lucy.harrison@schoolofmindfulness.co.uk if you are interested in applying.

The Taster session and the MBCT courses are taught by Dr Lucy Harrison. Lucy is a local GP and is a fully qualified MBCT teacher. She is currently doing a Masters in MBCT at Oxford University. She meets the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-based Teachers, i.e. she is suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, holds appropriate insurance and receives supervision for her teaching through Oxford University. 

​Please note: this is a secular course.