Classes and events

To get more information or to book a place, email me on bridjeen@hotmail.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Book online now link to pay directly for the course you want or visit my Eventbrite page to choose and book the event you want.


August 2018

Event Day and Date Time
Khi Cong with a stick on the shore
Tuesday & Thursdays, Weather permitting! 8am
August Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Kind and compassionate practices to reflect on all month.
Sunday 19 August 2018 10.30-12.30

September 2018

Event Day and Date Time
Bryon Katie ‘The Work’ retreat
A unique opportunity to work with Tony Carlin and discover this wonderful form of mindful inquiry
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 September 2018 10am
September Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Kind and compassionate practices to reflect on all month.
Sunday 16 September 2018 10.30-12.30

October 2018

Event Day and Date Time
Winter 8-week Mindfulness for life (MBSR & MBCT combined course)
This course changes lives. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know about mindfulness.
Tuesday 16 October 7-9.30pm
Winter 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
If you really want to practice self-care and learn how to love yourself and others well, this course is a must.
Wednesday 17 October 6.30pm-9.30pm
Namaste mindfulness practice class
The original, most popular class, still going over 10 years!
Thursday 18 October 8.15-9.15pm
Mindful Self-Compassion Luxury Retreat @ the Culloden Hotel
Luxury Mindful Self-Compassion retreat day
Saturday 20 October 2018 9.30am-6.30pm
October Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
For a wee change this month's MSC workshop is on Saturday afternoon - come chill with us.
Saturday 27 October 2-4pm

November 2018

Event Day and Date Time
November Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Kind and compassionate practices to reflect on all month.
Sunday 11 November 2018 10.30-12.30

December 2018

Event Day and Date Time
Christmas Special Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Catch a break from the Christmas madness with this special workshop x
Sunday 9 December 2018 10.30-12.30

January 2019

Event Day and Date Time
New Year Special Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Get your head and heart right for new year ahead.
Sunday 20 January 2019 10.30-12.30
New Year Retreat: Mindfully envision 2019
Make 2019 your best year yet, this retreat is fun, refreshing and life-enhancing.
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 January 2019 10am

Khi Cong with a stick on the shore

Your guaranteed to feel peaceful and energised after this lovely mindful movement exercise.

I am the only teacher of Khi Cong with a stick in Northern Ireland so don’t miss the opportunity to learn more 🙂

Every Tuesday and Thursday – weather permitting!

No experience necessary – sticks are provided. Everyone welcome 🙂

Tuedays & Thursdays

Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays, Weather permitting!
Times: 8am
Location: Loughshore, Jordanstown
Cost: ÂŁ5 donation on morning

August Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners 🙂

Tickets are non-refundable or transferable – but you can certainly buy one as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day 🙂

Thank you.

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19 August

Dates: Sunday 19 August 2018
Times: 10.30-12.30
Location: Maitri Studio, Belfast
Cost: Still only ÂŁ20

Bryon Katie ‘The Work’ retreat

In a first for Immeasurable Minds, Bridgeen will be teaming up with Northern Ireland’s only trained Byron Katie practioner, Tony Carlin.

Tony, has been a Certified Facilitator of the Work since 2011 and has introduced the Work to a wide variety of groups including teachers, teacher trainers, managers, prisoners, students, youth workers, medical practices, teenagers and the general public.

He also has 25+ years of experience facilitating conflict resolution, teamwork, communication skills, stress management, leadership and experiential learning.

The retreat will be framed with practice of mindfulness led by Bridgeen. Tony will be introducing you to this form of mindful self-inquiry which is ‘the work’.

This retreat will offer a comprehensive introduction to the Work of Byron Katie. The Work is meditation using inquiry. It defines stress as an alarm clock letting us know we are out of balance and that we are believing something that isn’t true.

“Mind is infinitely creative. And when it’s not stuck, that’s where the joy comes from.” Byron Katie.

This workshop is about learning to identify and question the limiting beliefs that keep us stuck, lower our confidence, create conflict with others and leave us feeling at odds with ourselves and the world.

Using this simple yet radical process we can set ourselves free and find peace in all aspects of life.

This workshop is suitable for anyone new to, familiar with or experienced in the Work.

“Above all else The Work, as meditation, allows us to realize the kindness of the intelligence that directs everything, and that all the answers we ever need are always available inside us if we are still, quiet and open to them. Through The Work we wake up to our own kind nature.” – Byron Katie

To find our more about this approach and Byron Katie check out www.thework.com

Bridgeen and Tony have worked together in past 10 years on projects like Towards Understanding and Healing and the Mastery Foundation. Both are really excited to offer this unique retreat.

You can also pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer – get in touch directly: mindfulmind@outlook.com

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1-2 September

Dates: Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 September 2018
Times: 10am
Location: Drumalis, Larne
Cost: ÂŁ300

September Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for over four years and people regularly reattend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availablity. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availablity.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

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16 September

Dates: Sunday 16 September 2018
Times: 10.30-12.30
Location: Maitri Studio, Belfast
Cost: ÂŁ20

Winter 8-week Mindfulness for life (MBSR & MBCT combined course)

This course uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, mindful movement and resarched wellbeing tools and techniques to help you become happier, more mindful and less stressed.

In recent years this course has been the subject of controlled clinical research which has found beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation, and improvements to quality of life. While MBSR has its roots in spiritual teachings, the program itself is secular.

This substantial program is shown to improve emotional wellbeing and be an effective treatment for anxiety or low-mood difficulties. It can also be helpful for those looking for an ‘edge’ in their work or creative performance. It is not only about elevation of low-mood it’s actually life enhancing practice for everyone that increases confidence, focus and happiness.

Mindfulness helps us to; open to life rather than struggle against it, respond to challenges rather than react, show compassion towards ourselves rather than judgement and appreciation rather than negativity – allowing us to feel more connected, open, and more deeply alive.

I am delighted to be offering this MBCT for life course – it is very similar to the 8-week course I’ve been teaching for the past seven years – but it has been updated via the latest research and best practice via the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. I am also teaching this new program as part of the Oxford MYRAID research study involving schools across the UK including Northern Ireland.

This is a certified course with 27 hours CPD for those of you who need that sort of thing! It is also a pre-requiste for any mindfulness teacher training you are interested in, including mindfulness for children.

See what previous particpants thought here: http://www.immeasurableminds.co.uk/info/testimonials/

N.B – as well as the 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions this programme also includes an all-day retreat with lunch in Drumalis, Larne on 25 November. It also includes a comprehensive, supportive 125 page file and audio tracks for home practice. Home practice is an integral part of the course.Please note before you pay a deposit for this course you must communicate with me and fill out an application form – thank you. Email directly on mindfulmind@outlook.com – you can pay by bank transfer cheque or cash also.

It is very important that the mindfulness and wellbeing teacher you choose follows UK best practice guidelines and is registered and accredited. See Bridgeen’s listing on bemindful.org here.

You can find out more and download application form here.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Thank you.

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16 October

Dates: Tuesday 16 October
Times: 7-9.30pm
Location: Lagan Weir
Cost: ÂŁ330 early bird