Classes, trainings, workshops & retreats

You’ve come to the right place to book Bridgeen’s classes. For more information or to book a place outside of Eventbrite, email Bridgeen: mindfulmind@outlook.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Buy Tickets link to pay directly for the class you want or visit the Eventbrite page.  It is possible to pay in other ways. 

If you can’t afford a class I have 13 free meditations on the FREE app Insight Timer, available on android, iPhone or web browser. 

I appreciate your interest in my mindful training. x


April 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
The Heroic Heart: 12 week Buddhist Bookclub
Join us for a12 week online enlightening journey exploring the thirty seven verses on the practice of a Bodhisattva x
Tuesday 9 April 2024 7.30-9.30pm
Spring Silent Retreat @Drumalis
Retreats are the BEST way to deepen your spiritual practice of meditation, mindfulness and self-care. Give your head peace.
Fri 12 - Sun 14 April 2024 4.30 Fri - 4pm Sun

September 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course via zoom
More than ever we need to practice mindfulness, self-compassion and self-care. I look forward to sharing this special course with you.
Wednesday 11 September 2024 6.30pm - 9.30pm

October 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Fifty days of meditation
I'm turning 50 on 8 July 2024, so I'm offering 50 days of meditation for £50 - come meditate with me xx
Tuesday 8 October 2024 7.30am

November 2024

Event Day and Date Time Book
Silent Retreat @Drumalis
A retreat is the best way to deepen your mindfulness practice and give your self a wee break xx
Friday 15 - Sunday 17 November 4.30 Fri - 4pm Sun

Nourishing Winter Day Retreat

Nourishing Winter Day Retreat

“From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Join us on Saturday 9 December 2023 from 9:30am for tea, coffee and scones a full day of self-care and self-compassion.

Our retreat will be held in the Dunadry Hotel’s ‘Garden Room’ which as the name suggests is in the beautiful gardens of the hotel, which has its own set of peacocks roaming about!

Especially in December – things can get hectic for all of us, as much as it is the season of joy and good will very frequently we can all get so busy and caught up that we have no time to reflect on where we are, what we’re doing, and where we are going. We need to take time out. Preferably in a peaceful beautiful place, like the Dunadry Hotel where all our needs will be catered for.

This will be a true day of rest. We will be served hot soup, sandwiches and wraps (all vegetarian) for lunch. There will be lots of space, time, and silence with guided self-compassion practices to support your restoration. And we will end the day with a nice cup of tea/coffee and some gratitude practice.

Throughout the day, Bridgeen will guide you through various mindfulness and self-compassion practices and exercises that will help you cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. You’ll learn how to be kinder to yourself, and how to let go of negative self-talk.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, a mindful sense and savour outdoor walks and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness.

Some experience in meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga is desirable.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a supportive and nurturing environment. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

What people said about my previous retreats:

“Great experience! Peaceful setting, couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran

“It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce

“Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens and staff.” Eric Morrison

“I liked the mixture of style of meditaion/mindful practice, the permission to opt out, no pressure, no judgement. Loved the whole programme options and choices. Private room, very clean, lovely location. It was wonderful nuturing and supportive, thank you Bridgeen.” Julie

“I loved all of it. It came at really opportune time in my life, the loving kindess was especially great. The surroundings very beautiful.” Terri

“I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have. Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time. I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial. I liked the food and the clean tidy room and peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay offline contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.

9 December

Dates: Saturday 9 December
Times: 9.30 - 4.00pm
Location: Dunadry Hotel, Antrim
Cost: £95

Christmas mindfulness class in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

A yearly Christmas tradition – a charity mindfulness class. For the 2nd year running the charity is MacMillan Cancer Support. (PLEASE give direct on this link, DO NOT donate on Eventbrite, thank you).

Right now, more than 3 million people including are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 this figure will rise to 4 million.

Macmillan Cancer Support is there to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial, and emotional support. They pledge to do whatever it takes, no matter what a person’s needs are, they will listen and support them however they need. Please go to www.macmillan.org to find out more.

Last year we raised £659! I really didn’t expect to raise this much from one simple class but people are SO generous, so I’m putting the target at £500 this year – surely we can do it again??

Previously from the Charity Meditation class we raised over £300 for The Ormeau Partnership (refugee charity) in 2021. In 2020 we raised £300 for Mindwise, £290 for Headway in 2019, £236 for Action Cancer in 2018, in 2017 £294 for Hospice UK and in 2016 we raised £240 for Syria Relief, let’s see how generous we can be this year!

The class is a ‘Christmas special’ with some mindful chocolate eating at the end! You will need to provide your own chocolate or fruit for the meditation.

Last year’s class was the ‘16 Exercises on Mindful breathing’ which I since uploaded onto the website/app Insight Timer. You can listen to 14 of Immeasurable Minds FREE meditations on there if you want a taste of what to expect at the charity class.

This year’s class will be simple mindfulness practices, meditation and of course chocolate meditation (please supply your treat of choice!)

Christmas jumpers are welcome to add to the spirit 🙂 Though of course we’ll really only see you head n shoulders on zoom – but why not! It’s Christmas x x x

Everyone is welcome.

The suggested donation is £10. Thank you. Please give direct here.

I will post the link to the Just Giving Page on the day and can text it too you if you text or email me directly. If you haven’t got your zoom link by 14 December please text Bridgeen at 07981 623 566 or email her at mindfulmind@outlook.com.

Find out more about Bridgeen via www.immeasurableminds.co.uk

Thanks for supporting my fundraising. Macmillan gives people with cancer everything they’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are Macmillan’s worries. Macmillan’s doing whatever it takes. But without your help, Macmillan can’t support everyone who needs them.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. Your details are safe, JustGiving – they’ll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs.

Even though the class is for charity – Eventbrite still takes a fee – so please don’t purchase a ticket here. Donate directly to the charity on this Just Giving Link.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you online 🙂 x

14 December

Dates: Thursday 14 December
Times: 8.00 - 9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: Donation

‘We were made for these times’ – 10 week bookclub

Building on the success of previous bookclubs I am offering this wonderful opportunity to study student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Kaira Jewel Lingo’s book ‘We were made for these times’. I was lucky enough to know Kaira Jewel when she was a nun in Plum Village and I admire her very much. The very title of this book gives me hope and hope that my daughter is also made for her times that are coming in the next twenty years.

This is the slimmest volume we’ve studied in bookclub but I think there will be plenty of material to keep us going through the winter. You are very welcome to join us for 2 hours of exploration, investigation, and deep sharing and learning.

Each week there will be a meditation, some reading, group discussion, and some specific exercises as recommended in the book.

This is a 10-week course every Tuesday from Tuesday 3 October via Zoom.

You need to purchase your own copy of the book (in any format).

There are some prerequisites.

1. You must already be familiar with basic mindfulness practices and ideally have completed a 6 or 8-week mindfulness course with a teacher.

2. You must be able to use zoom and ‘whats app’ all course communication is via a group ‘whats app’.

Please read to the end of Chapter 1, in preparation for the first night. We will read one chapter a week. Please note there is a commitment to read the book each week.

Payment of the course fee is also accepted via Paypal.

Please email Bridgeen at mindfulmind@outlook.com if you have any questions.

This is what the cohort who completed the Inner Child book in said about the bookclub:

“The fact that this is a zoom class does not take away from the feeling of connection with others. It has really improved my mental well-being- I’d highly recommend it to anyone.”

“Bridgeen in her bookclub’s creates a space for people to learn experientially what cannot be taught.”

“The book club isn’t just an opportunity to explore the teachings from the book but it is an opportunity to connect with like minded people who you can call your friends!”

“Being part of Bridgeen’s Buddhist Bookclub has been a truly wonderful experience, I have found it to be a very supportive environment for learning and sharing. The teachings within are truly transformative and it’s been amazing to have the opportunity to study some of the Buddhist teachings in greater depth. Have met some wonderful human beings along the way!”

“The support and insights of the group members are what transform the reading of these books into an invaluable life lesson.”

“..gr8 group and gr8 teacher..”

The Buddhist Bookclub had been one of the most life changing experiences I’ve ever had. Both books reviewed have not only helped me to change my perspective on life but they’ve also helped me to live a calmer, peaceful life, which has helped me to exude presence. That is the best gift that anyone could give you. Thank you Bridgeen.”

“Wonderful, relaxed way access Buddhist teachings maintain your meditation practice.”

“I really recommend this book club. It’s great to share views about the book which I may not have thought of myself. It’s good to connect with people who want to work on themselves and I really enjoyed the meditation every week.”

“The bookclub has given me the structure I need to read the book, and I have learnt so much from sharing within the group. It has helped me understand the many benefits of mindfulness, not just for me but for everyone I interact with.”

“Sharing and developing a new insight is a unique approach to self development.”

“The bookclubs are an amazing, safe environment to read, listen, share and discuss all aspects of the book and feel and know the wisdom, support, energy and wisdom of the group. An amazing experience for nurturing the practice and inner contentment, compassion, joy and growth.”

Exceptionally professional, experienced, present and kind, Bridgeen’s leading of the group creates an oasis with nourishment for my personal development. Thank you 😊.”

“I have found the book club to be an absolute brilliant experience. I have learnt so much and gained great healing. I can’t thank you enough xx”

Bridgeen’s first Buddhist book club started last November 2021 with ‘the heart of the Buddha’s teaching’. It was a great success with 14 attendees who really enjoyed the opportunity to study the book together. This is what they said:

“BBBC was a transformative experience which has helped me to become more mindful in so many unexpected ways. Bridgeen holds such a loving space for you to explore the inner workings of your mind and improve your mindful practices. This is such a worthy club which truly enriches your life experience. I would recommend it to everyone.”

“A wonderful way to come to these teachings.”

“Bridgeen is an amazing person with a wealth of information which I am so lucky to have shared with her since beginning of lockdown. Much Gratitude to you Bridgeen x”

“A perfect book to start with, wonderful open and insightful online community, feel good factor. Bridgeen is an uplifting’ fun and wise facilitator/leader :)”

“Learning, meditation, discussion connecting with others. What is not to love.”

“Bridgeen’s Buddhist bookclub is a truly wonderful thing! An opportunity to delve a little deeper into the Buddhist teachings. Having the opportunity to share thoughts and experiences with a group of like minded practitioners has been both enlightening and uplifting and I am looking forward to the next chapter! Namaste🙏”

“An opportunity to learn with like minded people.”

“Expand your dharma with like minded people, its all good. :-)”

“There is nothing like active shared learning to transform our emotions.”

“Very helpful to read as a group. Being read sections also helped make points clearer. Sometimes hearing it read made it just click in my understanding. I also was comfortable not fully understanding, my need for learning and understanding became clear. I never felt this was a negative in fact the group supported me to accept that and enjoy the process of learning. Smaller groups also a nice way to get to know each other and to hear each other. It gave an opportunity to deepen the discussion and I felt it lead to an even deeper discussion afterward. The meditations were a great way to start and overall the experience and learning has been a very nice way to spend a winter evening.”

Refunds are not available- thanks for your understanding.

3 October

Dates: Tuesday 3 October
Times: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £150

Online Winter Solstice Ceremony

My intention with this offering is to bring a group together to contemplate and find comfort in the darkness, and healing and hope for renewal in the returning of the light. It is the season of contemplation…

This ceremony is inspired by traditional winter solstice ceremonies and my mindfulness practice. This is a ceremony about light but in the middle, we will meditate in the dark and then use our candles to welcome the returning of the light. We will also be evoking and thanking helping spirits! You are invited to leave behind your ordinary thoughts and concerns and fully join in, not just observe.

It is interesting to reflect for a moment on the Solstice. The solstice marks the moment in time when the sun’s path is at its shortest southernmost descent in the sky. The actual moment of the Winter solstice in 2023 will occur at 03:27 am GMT in the UK, but most people concentrate on the whole solstice day, which has been recognised by holidays and festivals in many cultures all over the world.

This shortest day lasts 7 hours 49 minutes and 42 seconds in London. This means that the length of day during the winter solstice is 8 hours, 49 minutes shorter than the summer solstice.

Come and join us for some time to connect and reflect on the ‘new’ year.

When you purchase a ticket please text me on 07981 623 566 and I will add you to the special ‘whats app’ group so you can receive the zoom code and information on how to prepare for the ceremony. You will need a number of candles!

thank you.

Bridgeen

21 December

Dates: Thursday 21 December
Times: 8.30 - 10pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £15

Self-Compassion Day Retreat

“From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes we get so busy and caught up that we have no time to reflect on where we are, what we’re doing, and where we are going. We need to take time out.  Preferably in a peaceful beautiful place, like Dunmurry’s hidden treasure Hidden Huntley.

 This will be a true day of rest. You will be catered for with delicious food and refreshments (all vegetarian). There will be lots of space, time, and silence with guided self-compassion practices to support your restoration.

It’s a real chance to deepen your practice. The schedule includes meditation, mindful outdoor walks, and deep relaxation practices incorporating self-compassion and mindfulness.

Some experience in meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga is desirable.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

What people said about my previous in-person mindful self-compassion retreats:

“Great experience! Peaceful setting, it couldn’t have been better! You really helped me understand mindfulness and ‘come home’. Edith Doran

“It was really lovely, I genuinely enjoyed all of it. It helped me relax completely. I want to explore this way of being more. My room was beautiful.  The views over the garden were stunning.” Melissa Joyce

“Really appreciated the whole experience which was very calming and meditative. I liked the peaceful room, gardens, and staff.” Eric Morrison

“I loved all of it. It came at a really opportune time in my life, the loving-kindness was especially great. The rooms were well-appointed and comfortable. The surroundings are very beautiful.” Terri”I liked the space and time to stop and be and to remember who I am and what I have. Beautiful setting, calm and peaceful. It was wonderful, calming, steading, space, time, self-care, lovely group, lots of variety and chance to come home.” Pauline

“I enjoyed the guided meditations as it helped me to ‘switch off’, it has inspired me to get back to this practice. The setting and grounds were beautiful.” Clare

“I liked all of the program, loved the time given to walking and private time.  I found the silence difficult at the start during meals but felt it was beneficial.  I liked the food and the clean tidy room and peaceful ambiance. Enjoyed the experience, it helped me to relax and taught me to love and be kind to myself so I can do this for others.” Tracey Sproule.

It is possible to pay via bank transfer or PayPal, contact me via mindfulmind@outlook.com

As always tickets for Immeasurable Minds events are not refundable or transferable. Thank you.

19 August

Dates: Saturday 19 August
Times: 10-4
Location: Hidden Huntley, Dunmurry
Cost: £110