Mindfulness Meditation

A 5-week course – Autumn 2023

Cultivate increasing awareness, clarity and acceptance

£75 for 5 weeks

Date and Time

Mondays at 7:30pm until 8:30pm

18th September to 16th October 2023


The Centre

East Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8QD

About the course

Are you seeking a transformative experience that can bring more calm, clarity and presence into your life?

Join me for a 5-week mindfulness course designed to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

During this immersive program, you will learn and practise the art of mindfulness, an ancient technique adapted for modern life, that can profoundly enhance your wellbeing and relationships. Whether you are new to mindfulness or seeking to deepen your practice, this course offers a supportive and nurturing environment for your journey.

Throughout the 5-week course, you will engage in guided meditations, experiential exercises, group discussions, and reflections to deepen your understanding and application of mindfulness. You will receive supportive resources to enable your practice beyond the course.

Learnings from the world of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming*) will be interwoven to enhance self-awareness and support understanding of the mind-body connection. Some breathwork will also be included, giving you a powerful tool for self-regulation, self-awareness and cultivating presence. It supports physical, emotional and mental well-being, making it an essential aspect of your mindful practice.

Join me on this transformative journey as we explore the power of mindfulness to bring greater awareness, resilience and joy into your life. Discover the possibilities of living with intention and cultivate a mindful way of being that nourishes your mind, body and spirit.

Limited places available. Reserve your spot today and embark on a life-changing adventure of mindfulness and self-discovery!

* NLP is a psychological approach that supports understanding of human behaviour and provides practical tools for personal development, effective communication and change.

About mindfulness

Mindfulness is a state of focused awareness and presence in the present moment, without judgment or attachment to thoughts, emotions, or external circumstances. It involves intentionally paying attention to your experiences, thoughts, sensations and surroundings in a non-reactive and non-judgmental way.

The practice of mindfulness originated from ancient Buddhist traditions but has been adapted and incorporated into various secular settings today. It involves bringing your attention to the present moment, observing the thoughts and feelings that arise without getting carried away by them or trying to change them.

In mindfulness, you cultivate an attitude of acceptance, curiosity and openness towards your experiences, whether they are pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. It involves non-judgmentally acknowledging and accepting the thoughts, sensations and emotions that arise, allowing them to come and go without getting caught up in them.

Mindfulness practices can take various forms, including seated meditation, guided meditation, body scan exercises, mindful movement (such as yoga or walking) and integrating mindfulness into daily activities like eating or listening to others.

The benefits of mindfulness practice include:


Stress reduction:

Mindfulness can help you to manage stress and reduce anxiety by developing a greater sense of calm and equanimity in the face of challenging situations.

Improved focus and concentration:

Regular mindfulness practice can enhance attention and concentration, allowing you to be more present and engaged in your tasks and activities.

Emotional regulation:

Mindfulness helps you to become more aware of your emotions and develop a non-reactive and compassionate stance towards them. This can lead to better emotional regulation and resilience.

Increased self-awareness:

Through mindfulness, you develop a deeper understanding of your thoughts, emotions and patterns of behaviour, enabling you to make conscious choices and respond rather than react impulsively.

Enhanced well-being:

Mindfulness practice has been associated with increased overall well-being, improved relationships and a greater sense of overall life satisfaction.
Mindfulness is a skill that can be cultivated with regular practice, allowing you to bring greater awareness, clarity and presence into your daily life. It offers a way to connect with the present moment, deepen self-understanding and cultivate a more compassionate and non-judgmental relationship with yourself and with others.

About the instructor

Hi, I’m Helen Tovey and I’m delighted to be able to guide you on your mindfulness journey.

I have worked previously in the corporate sector for over 30 years, initially in IT and later in learning and development. Since taking early retirement in 2019, I have qualified as a life coach and I now work with people looking to build confidence and self-esteem.

In July 2023, I achieved my certification as a NLP Master Practitioner. I am also trained in an NLP technique called Core Transformation, which is used to help individuals create positive change at a deep level.

My journey into mindfulness began approximately 15 years ago when I was experiencing high levels of stress. I subsequently attended an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course and became a member of a local mindfulness community in Maldon.

I have participated in two UK-based mindfulness retreats, as well as two yoga and mindfulness retreats in Goa. I also introduced mindfulness to a number of project teams during my corporate career.

I live in Tollesbury and share my home with my husband, son and two cats. I am a member of TollsVols and I volunteer through the RVS, as well as being a governor at Tollesbury School and a member of the HART core committee. I am passionate about learning and I enjoy helping people make positive changes in their life.

If you would like to attend, please click on the button below and complete the request form.

You will receive an email from Helen Tovey Coaching with details of how to make your payment, along with a disclaimer form which needs to be completed and brought with you on the first day – this information is required for insurance purposes. Your booking is secured once payment has been received.

The details collected will be used solely for the purposes of this course and will be stored and managed in line with the Privacy Notice of Helen Tovey Coaching.

If you would like to communicate directly with me, I can be reached as follows:

Helen – phone 07395 048591 or email helen@coderdev.one