You can now get your Enhanced DBS check through the UK College and Mindfulness Now

We are delighted to announce this new benefit for our mindfulness graduates!

We understand the difficulties self-employed individuals face when trying to apply for an enhanced DBS check in order to work with children. Therefore, we have teamed up with business partners Due Diligence Checking Ltd (DDC) ( to provide enhanced DBS checks for our members. This means that you can obtain a DBS check through Central England College / Mindfulness Now in partnership with DDC.

How do I join the Scheme?

Costing just £59.60, joining the scheme is quick and easy and guidance can be found by emailing  We will then provide you access to the DDC online system to complete your DBS check. Please note that you will need to hold the Mindfulness Now Teacher Training Certificate or the CEC Diploma in Hypnotherapy in order to complete the process.

If you have any questions, you can also contact DDC directly on 0116 260 3055/0845 644 3298 or

Mindfulness Now launches Live Mindfulness Teacher Training courses in Scotland

After many online Zoom training courses our first live course in Scotland finally happened in September 2021 at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh. Set in our own private space deep in the gardens this beautiful venue, enjoying a backdrop of plants and trees from all around the world, was simply perfect for mindfulness meditation. Participants on the course were able to take in the gardens through their senses, learning and practicing in harmony with nature. The sky was blue and the sun shone (mostly) as the students enjoyed the experience of practicing outdoors in one of the most peaceful and tranquil places in the city. Even on the rainy days the sounds of the pitter patter of raindrops on the roof of our room enhanced our sense of wellbeing and helped us to immerse ourselves in the learning experience.

The students were a diverse group of medical professionals, physiatrists, therapists, charity workers and those interested in teaching mindfulness, all bringing their own rich experiences and knowledge to the course, engaging and generously sharing and supporting each other.

To add to our enjoyment of the week, we were treated to an impromptu visit from HRH Prince of Wales, who was visiting the gardens with The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales or The Duke of Rothsay as he is known in Scotland, was interested to know what we were doing in the gardens and curious about the course and the benefits of mindfulness. Our keen students were quick to suggest he try some breathing focus!

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and The Duchess of Rothesay were visiting as part of the 350th anniversary of the gardens and planted a young Sorbus pallescens from China during the visit.

We are looking forward to welcoming more mindfulness meditation students to our 2022 live courses bringing our usual eclectic mixture of learning and practice. We cannot promise a Royal visitor, but we can promise an interesting, education and fun week leading to a qualification in mindfulness teaching with plenty of time to enjoy making new friends and contacts and the grounded earthing experience of the lovely Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh.

Back to in-person training 2021

As we head cautiously out of Covid restrictions here in England, Mindfulness Now too heads cautiously back to a mixture of in-person training as well as continuing with some online courses.

We’re currently running our first at Cumnor Old School in Oxford and then the next is at Tawstock Court in Barnstaple, Devon during the week of 13th-17th September 2021. We’re really looking forward to delivering our programme with real people again!


We’ll then be offering some courses live, online via Zoom and some at beautiful venues in-person. Locations including the Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens, the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, and the Terapia Centre, set within the historic Stephens House and Gardens in London.


Our training programme for the remainder of 2021 is:


W/C 16th August 2021 (online)

W/C 13th September (in person – Tawstock Court, Barnstaple, Devon)

W/C 20th September 2021 (online)

W/C 27th September 2021 (in person – Edinburgh)

W/C 4th October 2021 (online)

W/C 25th October 2021 (in person – London)

W/C 15th November 2021 (in person – Birmingham)


Weekend-based online training 18th and 19th September, 16th and 17th October, and 14th November 2021


Please see our homepage for further details.

Mindfulness Now commences accredited teacher training courses in Oxford

The UK College is very proud to be in its fifth year of running top rated training through its European training centre, in beautiful Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

In addition the courses are now being offered in Oxford and details of 2019 courses in Oxford will soon appear on this website. Courses are presented in St. John’s College, Oxford University, as well as at ‘The Old School House’ in Cumnor, just outside the city centre and with free onsite parking.