Course Information

Two-day Mindfulness Groupwork Workshop

When: 9 May 2019 – 10 May 2019
Where: The Queen Hotel, Chester
Tutor: Trish Bartley

This two-day workshop is for mindfulness-based teachers who wish to learn more about groups and how to support the rich potential of the group process in a mindfulness context.

Many of us have come into this work with a background in one-to-one work. The skills we have acquired will have many direct benefits for our mindfulness teaching. However, we may find that we continue to teach one-to-one, albeit in a group.

Who is the training for?

This two-day workshop is for mindfulness-based teachers who want to expand their skills in realising the full potential of the group for their participants. It is open to anyone who is teaching mindfulness-based programmes. 

What is involved?

We will explore how to bring this group dimension into all aspects of our mindfulness teaching – including the orientation and assessment process; guiding practices; leading inquiries; and facilitating exercises and group discussions. In doing this, we will learn how to be present and alive to the three dimensions in the group: that of myself as teacher; that of individual participant; and that of the group as a whole.

We will explore the different stages of the group – namely the forming, the holding, and the ending of the group – and how as group leaders we can best support the learning practice of our participants in this group context

Key learning objectives:

  • to explore ways of leading, teaching and holding the process of mindfulness-based groups that enables the rich learning potential within the group to be realised by our course participants
  • to find ways of resolving some of the common challenges when leading groups, including managing: a dominating participant; a persistent late comer; someone who is openly sceptical; and/or a participant who says very little
  • to consider the different approaches involved with teaching very different sized groups

What to bring/wear:

Some mats and cushions will be available, but these will be limited in number so please bring any equipment you require for meditation practice if possible. It’s advisable to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

The trainers:

Our trainers are all members of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) training team. All have been extensively trained in this approach and engage in a rigorous ongoing process of training and supervision. We use strict criteria when selecting teachers/trainers to work with us. The name of the specific trainer(s) for this event is at the top of this page. Just click on the trainer name to find out more about him/her.


The Queen Hotel is located within walking distance of the city centre, directly opposite Chester Railway Station.


Please arrive at 10.00am for a 10.30 start on the first day. The course will end at 5.30pm on the first day.

Please arrive for a 9.00am start on the second day.  The course will end at 4.00pm on the second day. 

Our rates:

Our full rates have no hidden extras.

CMRP Masters student rate – includes refreshments but does not include lunch or accommodation  £250.00

Standard Rate (see course descriptor) – includes refreshments but does not include lunch or accommodation  £280.00

Subsidised Rate (see course descriptor) – includes refreshments but does not include lunch or accommodation  £250

The application process:

Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this event is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week.
  2. Upon offering you a place we will then invoice you for the full amount.
  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and cancellation policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the course or whether it is appropriate for you at this time. We will ensure that your query reaches the correct person.

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