First Psychology Scotland – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching
28 Mar 2018

Mindfulness-based stress reduction - 8 week course

Want to enhance your wellbeing and feel less stressed? Then mindfulness may be for you! Our eight week course will help you find out more about the theory behind this approach and how to use some of the techniques to improve your wellbeing.

When: begins 5.30-7.30pm on Friday 11 May 2018 and runs at the same time each Friday for 8 weeks with the final session on 29 June 2018. In addition, there is a 'silent day' on 16 June 2018.

Where: First Psychology Perth, 51 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH.

What can mindfulness do for me?

With practice, mindfulness trains us to break free from the grip of unhelpful thoughts, judgments or impulses, making way for greater calm, an increased ability to relax and let go, more effective thinking, improved performance and enhanced wellbeing.

About the course

Led by Stephanie Gooding, one of our highly skilled and experienced counselling psychologists with an expertise in mindfulness, this eight-week course provides an opportunity to learn about the powerful practice of mindfulness. It aims to improve psychological wellbeing and enhance quality of life by helping us find new, more mindful ways of dealing with challenging experiences.

Through a series of lectures and practical exercises, participants will explore:
  • The physical and psychological effects of stress and other processes that can inhibit our ability to relax or ‘switch off’.
  • The science and theory of mindfulness as an approach to enhancing wellbeing.
  • A series of experiential exercises designed to develop awareness of the ‘present’, find ways of standing back from being constantly ‘alert’ and to cultivate a greater sense of inner calm and contentment.

Who should attend?

This eight week introductory course is designed for anyone who would like to find out more about the theory and practice of mindfulness in the context of enhancing personal wellbeing. Participants are not expected to have any formal training or experience of mindfulness, other than a basic awareness of its approach. The course does involve some experiential exercises and some practice and participants should be aware of this. The course will be conducted in a friendly, relaxed and accessible way.

If you decide at a later date that you wish to go further with your mindfulness training and share it with others, then this 8-week course is the foundation that will allow you to progress to further training, such as teaching mindfulness in schools or mindfulness for the workplace. Certification that you have completed the MBSR 8-week course can be awarded if you attend the majority of sessions and the silent day.


£199 (which includes handouts, resources and a certificate (if applicable - see above).


Apologies - this course is no longer available to book.

Terms and conditions of booking

A. Your booking
Please note your booking is not complete until we have received payment in full from you and issued you with a written confirmation of your booking by email. Please do not assume you have booked a place until you have received this confirmation from us. You may pay using credit or debit card, but please note that we do not accept American Express.

B. Cancellation policy
We offer a cooling off period of 48 hours following receipt of the email from us confirming your booking. You must contact us in writing during this period by emailing  to notify us of your wish to cancel your place/s. If such a notification is received, we will refund your payment in full. If no such notification is received during this period, no refund will be possible under any circumstances.

C. Running of the workshops
Please note that each workshop will only run if the minimum number of participants register by the cut off date (7 days prior to the commencement of the event/course). You will be notified as soon as possible if we are unable to run the workshops you have booked and in such circumstances we will make a full refund of your fee. Please note that First Psychology reserves the right to decline an offer of a place at any time, and to make a partial or full refund of your fee.

D. Changes to the programme
Every attempt possible will be made to deliver the programme as advertised, however, where unforeseen circumstances arise, First Psychology Scotland reserves the right to make changes to the workshops without offering a refund. Where change(s) has been made, every attempt will be made to notify you in advance, where possible.

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F. Transfer of Registration
You may not transfer your place to another person under any circumstances.

G. Partial refunds due to non-attendance or missed sessions
We do not offer partial refunds under any circumstances.