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Please share my sincere gratitude and appreciation with the group that I have been able to take this very personal and meaningful journey with them over the last seven weeks, I’d greatly appreciate it...

quotation marks I would like to thank you for this experience. It has fundamentally changed the way I think – about myself, other people, and about how I experience my life. I’ll be sure to keep on meditating, and will aspire to be mindful about whatever things come my way – whether they feel positive, negative or neutral! I would definitely like to come to another retreat sometime next year...

quotation marks The course was brilliant – thank you! Group format really enhanced reflection and learning from others...

quotation marks The clear home work really made able to apply the rules without getting to hungry on ’shoulds’...

quotation marks Really enjoyable course and I loved the included Mindfulness Urban Retreat Day!

quotation marks The course made sense to me and had helped me much more than two previous mindfulness courses at a Buddhist centre. Thank you for making it so accessible, grounded and enjoyable...

quotation marks Confronting my own self was not always enjoyable but in a way I think it was the point and it was brilliant – thank you!

quotation marks The course structure was fantastic! I’m not sure if it was designed for people to work things out for themselves but that’s how it worked for me and that was brilliant...

quotation marks Tutor was excellent – built great rapport with the group. What I have learned throughout this 8-week will stay with me for life...

quotation marks Meditation changes my perspective, the doom and gloom disappears and becomes light in the sky!

quotation marks Susann was an involved and engaging facilitator and each session was well planned and executed, and varied as well...

quotation marks I found, in addition to the teaching, the stories and quotes quite informative and resonating...

quotation marks Having accidently booked the wrong course I nonetheless found the whole experience positive, despite not being particularly stressed...

quotation marks A truly nourishing, growing experience in the company of the most delightful 14 people...

quotation marks This is the beginning of enjoying my self more! You provided a very warm and open space which encouraged me to share, listen and feel. I was amazed at rediscovering my body through my mind. Really didn’t expect this to happen...

quotation marks Susann is an excellent tutor. Everybody should spend some time in her company. I would highly recommend this course to everyone – and I will!

Voices previous MBSR Group Course participants

For more voices click here.

Jon, Saki & Susann

Susann Herrmann

Susann Herrmann, Dipl. Psych. (MA)
Co-Founder of London Meditation
trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli

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Dear Susann,

I just want to write and say an ENORMOUS ’Thank you’ for all of your support, guidance, kindness and warmth over the past few months while I have been on the course...

I have gained so much insight into myself, and how to deal with life’s ups and downs in a far more positive way. I know, I now have a tool for life, that I can use in pretty much any circumstance...

I have a new way of being and I am eternally grateful to you for showing me how to get there!

You have become a very significant person in my life and I feel so lucky to have met you! I would not be where I am now without you.

Thank you, Susann,
with love and giant hugs

London Meditation: MBCT/SR

Lucy Andrew, Learning Mentor



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Thanks so much for the course, it really was life changing. I found your explanation at the end of the last class profound and moving – it was a bit of an epiphany for me about the importance of really living one’s life fully and enjoying the moment...



London Meditation: Susann Herrmann

Susann Herrmann, Dipl. Psych. (MA)
Mindfulness in Society 2013 Conference


London Meditation Community

London Meditation Community

London Meditation Community


London Meditation: MBSR at The Yoga Show

Listening to a raisin. Strange? No, it’s mindful!

London Meditation: Susann Herrmann teaching mindfulness at The Yoga Show

Susann teaching mindfulness at The Yoga Show

MBSR Mindfulness-based
Stress Reduction Programme

MBSR is part of our Coaching Programme.

If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind – and if you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being, we welcome your participation in our eight week programme.

The programme consists of eight weekly two-hour evening classes and a one-day retreat (on a weekend) between session six and seven.

What is MBSR?

Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, MBSR is based on a form of meditation known as mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay wise attention to whatever is happening in your life that allows you a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly.

Mindfulness is also a practice, a systematic method aimed at cultivating clarity, insight and understanding. In the context of your health, mindfulness is a way for you to experientially learn to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping and growing.

Nearly three decades of scientific research all over the world suggest that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.

Content of the MBSR eight session programme
  • Recognising the present moment
  • Perception & creative responding
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Stress Reactivity:
    Investigation of the ways we often cope by escape or denial.
    The shadow side of our conditioned coping patterns.
  • Stress Response:
    Responding positively and pro-actively to stressful situations and experiences.
  • Interpersonal mindfulness / mindful communication
  • Applying mindfulness
  • Making mindfulness a part of your life
Who will benefit?

The MBSR Programme has benefited people reporting a variety of conditions and concerns:

  • Stress – including work, school, family, financial, illness, ageing, grief, uncertainty about the future and feeling ’out of control’.
  • Medical conditions – including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, asthma, skin disorders and many other conditions.
  • Psychological distress – including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
  • Preventing and Wellness – including health enhancement and wellness focused on prevention and learning the ’how’ of taking good care of yourself and feeling a greater sense of balance.
How does MBSR work?

By practising in sessions, and by listening to guided meditations at home during the week, you learn, practice and integrate mindfulness into your everyday life.

Highly participatory, supportive and structured, the MBSR Programme will provide you with:

  • guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices.
  • gentle streching and mindful yoga.
  • group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  • individually tailored instruction.
  • daily home assignments.
  • guided meditations and handouts.

The programme is challenging and life-affirming. Participating in the Stress Reduction Programme requires an ongoing commitment to yourself.

MBSR group course

Venue:
The Penthouse (Flat 8), 89 – 95 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PP
(Street-map please see here).

  • Dates for spring course (I): Thursdays
    Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 06, Apr 13, Apr 20, Apr 27, May 04, May 11
    plus an ’all-day’ retreat Sun May 07 (10.00am - 5.00pm)

    Facilitator
    Evening sessions: Pierluigi Garbo
    ’All-Day’ Retreat: Susann Herrmann

    Time: Thu 7 - 9pm (please arrive between 6.45 - 7.00pm)
    Cost: £ 350 including handouts and guided meditations.


    For testimonials click here.

MBSR one2one programme (face-to-face or via Skype)

Facilitator: Susann Herrmann

Venue for face-to-face sessions:
The Penthouse (Flat 8), 89 – 95 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PP
(Street-map please see here).

Contract: 10 sessions of 90 minutes each
Cost: £ 1,500 including handouts & guided meditations.

For further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


If you have any questions please call 020 3137 1358 or send an email.