‘Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges when we pay attention in particular way:
on purpose, in the present, and non-judgmentally’ (Jon Kabat Zinn)

About Go Mindfully…

Go Mindfully was established by Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher and Jaya Rudgard in 2010 in London, to offer a range of creative ways for individuals and groups to explore Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion.  The Go Mindfully ethos is to teach with professional integrity in a way that is accessible, personal and fun. We share this approach not as a quick fix but as a way of living increasingly whole-heartedly present to ourselves, to others and to our planet.  Accessibility includes welcoming wherever possible those on lower incomes and anyone who experiences exclusion due to difference or life circumstances. Zoe is the director of Go Mindfully, delivering workshops, courses, retreats and counselling within the public and private sector whilst Jaya is now mostly focussing on her international Insight Meditation teaching and joins graduate events and retreats as a guest teacher whenever possible. All teaching is in in accordance with the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers mindfulnessteachersuk.org.uk


About Mindfulness…

Through Mindfulness practice we develop an awareness of everything that is going on within us moment by moment, especially in our bodies. This enables us to discover new ways of relating to experience. Stress levels are reduced and we find we have more choice in how we respond to the challenges of our lives.

Mindfulness is less about gaining something new than becoming more in touch with what is already here. It means cultivating an attitude of openness and flexibility.  Many people find it brings them more joy and a greater sense of fulfilment that is less dependent on external conditions. Mindfulness is sometimes referred to as Heartfulness.

Mindfulness has been practised for thousands of years in the wisdom traditions of the East, especially Buddhism. While we understand and respect these spiritual roots, our approach to teaching mindfulness is secular: we see mindfulness as a natural human faculty which it helps anyone to develop, whatever their faith or background.

About Mindful Self-Compassion…

This empirically supported programme combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion for greater emotional resilience, well-being and happiness. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer PhD a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.  Self-compassion develops our resilience which helps us admit to our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect. By recognising what’s here (mindfulness), that difficulty is part of every human life (common humanity), and connecting with our natural capacity for care (self-kindness), we can develop healthy and enduring patterns of relating to all the circumstances of life.

Research has shown…

Scientific research has shown that taking an eight week course in mindfulness can measurably reduce your stress levels, improve your immune system and increase your body’s capacity for self-healing. Mindfulness has also been shown to be effective in preventing relapse in clinical depression. Course participants report a more harmonious relationship with their bodies, a better ability to cope with chronic pain, improved relationships and a greater sense of satisfaction and interest in life.

Research also suggests that the overwhelming majority of students who participate in an eight week course are still making use of some of the practices they have learned over four years later.