Mindfulness Training & Personal Development


Jo Feld

2021 -
February: 6, 13, 20 & 27
March: 6 & 13

Saturdays 14.00 - 16.30

(UK Time)

Sliding Scale Of Charges

Therapeutic Uses of Mindfulness & Meditation

About The Course

The course focuses on:

  • The theory and science of mindfulness from the Buddhist & Neuroscience perspectives.
  • The cultivation of emotional balance in relationships & how to apply this in practice in everyday life.
  • Teaching meditation for beginners & those who want a refresher.
  • Mindfulness training & personal development.
  • Developing emotional tolerance & mental resilience.

Jo’s course on Mindfulness & Meditation helps Cultivate that Inner Space in your busy life.
Jo has received really positive feedback from this training & she has taught it for Essex County Council, hospice staff as well as privately.

What Jo Says About The Course -

Mindfulness and meditation are ‘techniques’ that allow you to observe, pay attention to, what you are experiencing.

  • You will have the chance to learn how to witness what you are feeling in the moment.
  • And in so doing, develop the ability to stand back from getting caught up in negative, repetitive behavioural patterns that keep you trapped in enacting unhelpful responses to unresolved triggers.
  • You will also become aware of alternative ways in which to view life, which can enrich relationships and everyday experiencing.
  • You will be able to cultivate a deep inner peace that can allow you to navigate your way serenely through life’s twists and turns.
  • After all, “peace” in this instance does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
  • It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.
  • And being part of a group will enable you to bond with others who are seeking to improve the quality of their lives.
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul”.
Marcus Aurelius

Registration for this course is now closed. Dates for Jo's next course will be published soon. The next course will probably be in June & July 2021

Qualifications: MBACP
BSc (Hons) Psychology – BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy – Certificate Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills – Diploma in Integrative Supervision – PGCE Teaching and Learning HE

Jo Feld

Jo is a Psychotherapist, a Supervisor & Mindfulness Teacher at Encounter Therapy, and a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy as well as a having a practice as a Counsellor. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Jo works in the NHS with children, young people and families supporting them to work through complex mental health issues which can run through families for generations. She also works in private practice with individuals. For the last 8 years Jo has trained students in counselling and psychotherapy and has also delivered mindfulness and personal development training for Essex County Council and also hospice staff.

Jo is one of the three founders of the CCN Study Group, and led the group for its first three years, having been introduced to Alan’s teachings in 2011 by Elizabeth on a retreat and feeling like she had come home. Challenging early life experiences inspired her to seek a career in supporting others to feel free to be who they are – her professional motto – and she has done so as a therapist and educator.

Jo regards herself as a practitioner rather than a scholar, and is guided in life by some of the basic principles of Buddhist philosophy such as The Four Noble Truths, for which she is grateful. As such, she has put together a programme for beginners or anyone who might be interested in the neuroscience behind the practice of mindfulness, which can be helpful to the western mind.

Seasoned meditators who might wish to refresh by going back to basics might also benefit. It’s a mindfulness training plus personal development course which will allow participants to apply the practice to everyday life in order to develop tolerance to challenging emotions, thus building emotional resilience.

If you want further information about the course before your enroll
please email: retreatsccn@gmail.com