Here are some comments from participants in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction retreats and courses we have led:
The best thing I've ever done for myself. A lovely warm supportive group of people and fantastic teachers.
I've had a really wonderful, nurturing, elucidating and opening experience. Tremendous, precious and valuable.
Potentially life changing. I am hopeful that this introduction will result in longer-term changes and this retreat has inspired me to explore this further.
Very positive - a definite enhancement in my life. Life-changing, in fact. Ed has been an exemplary teacher.
Extremely beneficial in dealing with stressful life experiences and realising how I have let them condition my life.
Gentle, challenging, informative, worthwhile and a great investment in me.
A very safe, supportive, caring environment.
An excellent course, delivered with great thought and care.
I am really pleased that I am able to practise mindfulness now because I've always been a bit cynical and 'it's not for me' before. It was what I really needed - maybe I resisted because it meant doing things differently.
The retreat was incredible. The surroundings and the sunshine made it even better. The cakes were great! It was a totally self caring time / space.
Beyond my expectations. I've learned that I can manage depression.
The course has given me some good foundations for being in a different way with myself and hopefully others. Thanks for helping me feel awake again.
Opening and enriching - I've been able to include 'bits' of me that I did not like or accept.
Wonderful - it has changed my life and will continue to do so. I've had a door (re)opened into a new way of being. I can see my thoughts much more clearly and accurately.
A pleasant short journey from existing in an internalised world to starting to engage with the external world again.
Very positive! I was certainly a little apprehensive about it at the start but have very much enjoyed being part of the group and sharing / listening to each others' thoughts.
I have learnt to become more in touch with underlying emotions and the importance of tailoring time out from doing.
An immensely positive experience. I am taking my time more, rushing less into things - I don't get impatient in queues, for example. This is extending into big business decisions and reaping big benefits.
I've learnt to be kinder to myself and to stop judging. The retreat day was an extraordinary experience.
Hearing the experiences of others has been incredibly enriching and taught me a huge amount. I didn't expect that!
I've reconnected with joy, serenity and the beauty of life.
I'm more relaxed after learning to be mindful. I feel like I know myself better, and can recognise my feelings.
I've learned how to be kinder to myself... it has helped me be less impulsive and perhaps less irrational then before.