Take the Leisure Track to Learning to become a Mindfulness Teacher

Due to popular demand, our Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training course is now going to be running on a weekend basis starting in the Autumn.

Mindfulness Meditation is the most popular course that Central England College runs and we’re frequently having to add people to the waiting lists so this will be a welcome addition to the college’s timetable! The course content is exactly the same as the Monday to Friday version but taught over the course of 3 weekends, each separated by a month.

This vocational course contains the unique Mindfulness Now psychoeducational programme which provides a fusion of the key principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), in an easily accessible combination of group and individual sessions as well as specific training on using Mindfulness with Children and providing mindfulness within organisations.

Please see our Course dates page for details of up-and-coming course dates and ways to book, or get in touch if you’d like further information.

Evidence Based Approaches To Pain Reduction CPD Course

Ongoing CPD training is a professional requirement. This intensive one-day course fulfills the first year requirements for Mindfulness Now practitioners and is equally appropriate to hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners and counsellors. It provides an opportunity to gain real understanding of the nature of pain in its many forms, as well as evidence-based treatment approaches.

The Evidence Based Approaches To Pain Reduction course is being held on Saturday, 30 January 2016 from 10am-5pm at Central England College, 240 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6DR.

For more details about the one-day course, including prices, please download the Evidence Based Approaches To Pain Reduction Workshop (300KB, PDF) information sheet.

Moving into Stillness CPD Workshop

The UK College of Mindfulness Meditation is committed to providing a programme of CPD training opportunities which are open to all teachers of mindfulness.

The latest workshop from our programme is Moving into Stillness: an introductory workshop into gentle Mindfulness Yoga, which is a combination of body and breath awareness through gentle movement, meditation and mindfulness philosophy.

The workshop is being held on Sunday, 10 May 2015 from 10am-5pm at Central England College, 240 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6DR.

For more details about the workshop, including prices, please download the Moving into Stillness Workshop (274KB, PDF) information sheet.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice at the Central England College (Clinic)

At Central England College we have two guided practice sessions each week:

  • Wednesday at 7.15 PM for 1 hour
  • Friday at 1.15 PM for 1 hour

Open to all – No experience necessary. The cost for attendance is £5 waged, £3 unwaged/concessions or donation.

Two different sessions run on alternate weeks in both the lunchtime and evening classes:

  • Session 1: is ‘The Mindfulness Now approach for breathing into wellbeing’
  • Session 2: is ‘The Mindfulness Now approach for stress reduction’

Places are limited. For further information or to book your place please ask at reception or call Central England College (Clinic) on 0121 444 1110 or email

Nick Cooke receives ‘Diplomate’ award from APHP

At the awards dinner during the annual conference of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) in London, Nick Cooke was given the award of ‘Diplomate’ of the Association by its chairman Terence Watts.

Nick, who is already a ‘Fellow’ of APHP is only the fourth person in its 12 year history to receive this award which is made for ‘exemplary service to both the profession of Hypnotherapy and the Association’.

Yvonne's Five Minute Angels

The UK College is supporting this charity in memory of our former student Yvonne Barraclough who died in August 2013. She and her husband Michael both trained at the college last year. Yvonne was a very brave, compassionate person who always had some time to give others, no matter how busy or tired she was herself.

The charity trains volunteers, known as ‘angels’ to offer caring supportive conversations to those in need of emotional support. Those receiving help are themselves invited to receive training to offer support to others, if they so wish, thereby enlarging the network of Angels.