Breathworks Mindfulness for Health
MBPM (Mindfulness-Based Pain Management)
It is a meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch in 2004, originally to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. It has been taught in the UK and internationally and has helped tens of thousands of people to manage pain, illness and stress. Drawn on the Mindfulness Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) developed by Dr Jon-Kabat Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, it is now being taught to healthcare professionals within and outside the NHS and it is continuously being adapted to a range of other applications. Vidyamala’s & Danny Penman’s book 'Mindfulness for Health' won the “Popular Medicine” category at the 2014 BMA Medical Book Awards.
Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress Management (MfS)
This programme was developed in 2004 by Gary Hennessey, the director of training for Breathworks and has been taught throughout the UK and internationally to the general public, within professional health organizations and businesses. The course draws on elements of MBSR, MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and the latest science and practice of compassion. This mindfulness approach to stress management has helped thousands of people to find the tools they need to overcome negative cycles taking over their lives.
Breathworks organization is governed by UK Network for Mindfulness–based Teacher Trainers which sets the standards for Mindfulness-based teaching.
There is an extensive body of research that shows mindfulness-based approaches to be highly effective for a wide range of physical and psychological problems.
Breathworks CIC, Manchester http://www.breathworksmindfulness.org.uk/research
Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter www.centres.ex.ac.uk/mood
Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness
Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, Massachusetts www.umassmed.edu/cfm
Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University www.mbct.co.uk
Shiatsu Society (UK) Rugby www.shiatsusociety.org