Private 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course


When: Private, live online sessions with weekly start dates and times available
Teacher: Kathy Ward
Course Cost: Including workbook, mp3 recordings, and email support during the course €495.

FREE no-obligation Zoom call to discuss if this is the right time and right support for you.

Learning to Live Well!

Learning How to Live Well!

Join Kathy Ward and experience the life-changing original, evidence-based, private live online 8-Week MBSR mindfulness Course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center in 1979 in the comfort of your own home. MBSR Mindful Coaching or MBCT for cancer and chronic illness is also available.

In just 8-weeks the evidence-based MBSR course may help you:

  • Wake up and step out of “automatic pilot”, where you experience life mainly based on thoughts of the past or future so that you can live your life with awareness, curiosity, and kindness.
  • Find out how to explore your perceptions and relationship to the challenges and stressors in your life.
  • Cultivate friendliness and openness to how you react with habitual stress reactivity as well as develop more effective ways of responding.
  • Learn how to spot and take action when you find yourself worrying about the past, or frozen with anxiety about a future that may never happen.
  • Develop resilience to bounce back more quickly from life’s inevitable ups and downs.
  • Build on mindfulness self-awareness and self-management by expanding with curiosity and kindness to focus on communication skills for better relationships and social awareness.
  • Commit to integrating mindfulness into your life, and reflect on lifestyle choices to live well.

I know from personal experience living with cancer and chronic illness that mindfulness has changed my life, giving me the tools to live well. It is why I trained extensively with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice CMRP Bangor University so that I could share these life-changing practices with others.

You may be wondering “How could mindfulness help me?” or “How do I know if it will work for me? Ultimately, it is an empirical question, and everyone is encouraged to find out for themselves how mindfulness may or may not benefit their lives, I can give you the tools, you need to do the practice! All I ask is that you come along with an open mind and a commitment to learning how to live well. 

Luckily to help us with the questions, from 1966 to 2021 a massive 16,581 publications on mindfulness were identified, and MBSR has been scientifically shown to be an effective complement to a wide variety of medical and psychological conditions. Below is a partial listing with links to research on some of the possible benefits of mindfulness practice.

AnxietyAsthmaCancerChronic PainDiabetesEmotional eatingFibromyalgiaGastrointestinal DisordersHeart DiseaseHypertensionMood DisordersSleep DisordersSmoking cessationStress DisordersStress Management for healthy individualsStress and burnout  

However, mindfulness is not for everyone, no matter what you read on social media. Please Read Here to discover if a mindfulness-based course is right for you at this time.

Support can either be through Mindful Coaching, the 8-week MBCT/MBSR course, or depending on your circumstances, it may be a mixture of the two. Please contact me so that we can arrange a free no-obligation call to explore the best route for you.BSR-Based 

When I reflect on my development through this course I feel truly emotional about everything I have gained from this course; the opportunity for self-exploration and the insight it gave me into myself is absolutely precious. Kathy’s support and guidance are given in such a kind, understanding, and gentle manner, both during the calls but also unfailingly being available via email to answer questions and worries. I genuinely feel like a more balanced, self-aware, and open person as a direct result of this course. I cannot recommend Kathy Ward as a teacher, or Kathy’s 8-week MBSR course, more highly. I would love to work with Kathy again in the future.
Natalie – Live online 8-week MBSR Course