I was able to learn in a calm and non-judgemental environment. The sessions were broken down into simple and easy to understand activities that have given me time and space to learn about my own mind. It has been powerful to recognize that I am not alone with the types of thought patterns I have and they are thoughts not facts! Jakki has been great at drawing out / coaching us into understanding more about how and why we have certain thought patterns and helping us to really nurture inquisitiveness.
The course has given me time to calm and quiet my internal voice and to recognize they are just thoughts, that they pass. It is just life experiences passing by, I don’t have to engage. I can choose a different path or thought. To be mindful of what’s “going on” for me in this moment, to stop and just be…if only for a few minutes.
I found Jakki after struggling with my mental health and reading about the benefits of mindfulness.
Jakki has a very kind and peaceful approach, I will use the techniques shared with our group forever, they are accessible, sensitive and effective. Talking to Jakki and the group also made me realise mindfulness is not an indulgence, it is a form of self care that benefits both you and those around you.
This course, run by Jakki – a calm, patient leader – has been one of the best things I have done. I came away with the tools to help me deal better with life’s difficult moments. Since finishing the course, I continue to practice Mindfulness and find that I am now less likely to react to situations with irritation or mild panic, responding instead in a more rational manner. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
I was curious about the whole concept of ‘Mindfulness’ and decided to enrol onto Jakki’s course. I found the whole experience positive and enlightening. Jakki expertly provided a step by step weekly guide to how ‘mindfulness’ can actually change your way of thinking to promote a healthy and alternative way of approaching life’s difficulties. In addition , mindfulness can help us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings in order to manage them more effectively. I can highly recommend Jakki to take you on this enjoyable experience.
I have battled with anxiety all of my life and have been taking medication on-and-off for quite a few years. I found Jakki’s course extremely helpful as well as enjoyable. Jakki herself is lovely and has an very calming demeanour. The course has taught me to give time for myself and to embrace stressful situations instead of backing away and putting them off. It has given me more control of my emotions. I now feel ready to decrease my medication as I think I have enough ‘tools’ to deal with situations that arise.
I highly recommend this course. It takes a high level of commitment but is extremely rewarding and well worth the effort.
I looked forward to every Tuesday evening of the eight week course – a very welcome chance to have head space to myself in a peaceful setting.
Jakki was a patient, approachable, helpful, insightful coach and guided us through the course expertly.
Since practising mindfulness I can effectively eliminate the physical symptoms of stress and I’ve noticed my concentration has improved.
This programme has been extremely important to me to help get a better understanding of mindfulness and to start having an understanding of the kind of thoughts I’m having and how to better deal with them. Over the 8 weeks I have felt a big improvement in my state of mind. Now I deal with situations in a much calmer way whilst also being kind to myself at the same time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. My aim was to concentrate more on the calm and less on the hectic. Jakki coached us through the techniques required to take time out from the world and focus on the simple things. Jakki made the whole group feel comfortable with each other and I looked forward each week to the relaxing group session. I have felt much less reactive since doing the course. I plan to use what I’ve learned to help me through stressful times, as well as just taking time out regularly for my own well-being. Thank you Jakki!
I enjoyed the course, I particularly appreciated the way the concepts could be used to meet particular wants/needs. I thought the space given to feedback was particularly helpful and enabled learning to be received both from Jakki and the other participants. I continue to practice and anticipate this will become a valuable part of my day, also give meaning to the phrase “Pause for thought”.
I have really enjoyed Jakki’s mindfulness course – it has given me a self-awareness and ability to deal with stressful situations in a new and different way. The course is very well structured and organised. It is easy to see the progression from week to week and each session was different. Weekly information sheets for preparation and an app to follow really helped and since I have finished the course I look through these again and use them for practice. This course needs commitment – it is not just learning; to appreciate the huge benefits of mindfulness, practice is really important.
I would highly recommend the 8 week mindfullness course that Jakki runs. Over the 8 weeks she guided us through exercises and approaches that help you recognise and acknowledge our thoughts and feelings as they happen without dwelling on our usual reactions. I personally found the course incredibly useful as a way to recognise my triggers and stresses and ways to acknowledge and push through them without being too hard on myself.
A gentle, welcoming and encouraging environment. Delivery 10/10! A very useful course, now I hope to practise, practise, practise. Very well taught and presented. Thank you.
Having recently experienced anxiety levels rising I was in need of a bit of healing and guidance. Coming on the course has taught me how to respond and not react which has allowed me to see a calmer version of myself. Thank you.
I completed a Mindfulness (MBCT) course recently at Newark held by Jakki. The course takes place in a beautiful venue in a picturesque area of Newark on Trent. I decided to try mindfulness after finding it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. I found the course life changing. It has enabled me to appreciate the smallest of things in my life that I may have taken for granted before and enabled me to live in the moment. So that I am not dwelling on the past or planning for the future. Jakki has a wonderful calm presence and delivers the course with compassion and consideration. I would recommend mindfulness to anyone who would like to achieve a better balance in their life.
I found this course very useful in introducing me to the concept of mindfulness. Jakki is a superb teacher and the course is professionally run at a great location in Newark.
I wanted to do the mindfulness course to help deal with stress and in the hope it would help me sleep better. Like many people I constantly try to juggle work and family life and in doing so I have not always looked after myself. Jakki’s course was just what I needed to teach me everything I need to know about mindfulness and how I can build it into my every day life. The course is very well structured with a different theme each week. As the course develops you really start to feel the benefits and it is interesting to share experiences with the rest of the group. The materials and the guided practices provided are helping me to continue with my practice after completing the course. I will definitely be attending her workshops in the future. Thanks for everything Jakki.
Like everyone, sometimes a busy life with the demands of family, friends and work gets on top of me and takes its toll on my health and mood. Having completed the course and grasped the concept and potential, it has definitely helped me to feel calmer, improved my resilience and take a step back from things before being so reactive! It will certainly be something that I recommend to other people.