Feedback from the 8-week Mindfulness Course

General comments on the course

This course is what I’ve been searching for years. It will stay with me forever. Thank you so much.
Really good course, very impressed with Ruth. Felt it was just the right level for me and Ruth was a very easy going teacher [who] did not try to push/lead you in a certain direction.
It’s well worth it... She’s an excellent teacher.
Do it. You won’t regret it.
I’ve really enjoyed it. The group has been lovely and I’ve really noticed how it has set me up for the week.
Organisation, timing, clarity of presentations all very good.
Ruth has got a lovely soothing voice - helps when listening to a lot of audio!
Excellent...Good facilitation, nice venue, excellent materials

What people said they felt they had learnt from doing the course

the importance of stopping, being still and quiet and giving myself time to focus on myself.
Self-care, self-worth, self-enhancement, tranquility
to be a bit more in tune with myself, with the mind -body relationship.
not to judge myself
to check my responses and notice when I’m on autopilot.

Feedback from Mindfulness Taster Sessions, Conferences & Work Courses

Ruth delivered two taster sessions for staff at Centrepoint, as part of our organisation’s Wellbeing Week. Ruth calmly guided the groups through mindfulness exercises, whilst providing context for the techniques. Ruth’s gentle and friendly approach ensured that everybody felt comfortable and at ease...her passion for the practice is inspiring.
— Ella Munns, Centrepoint (UK's leading charity for homeless young people).
Arranging the classes with Ruth was really easy. She offered plenty of flexibility in terms of the type of classes and courses we could do. It was also great to have her advice on what type of course to put on - as someone new to mindfulness I wouldn’t have known which options would have worked best for the team.
— Clare, SABMiller plc
Ruth ran a 75 minute mindfulness taster session at our National Members’ Day in London for c.40 people. The session went down really well - Members were engaged and attentive throughout and interested in the history and the ways mindfulness can help a wide range of people. Everyone joined in the short meditation exercises to really get a feel for how these techniques work. A great taster session and I bet many people will now seek out a longer course.
— Lukasz Szlach, Senior Communications Officer, Rethink Mental Illness
Ruth’s presentation was hugely insightful and interesting
— Allie, attendee at HR breakfast seminar
Great speaker; pace, clarity and content!
— Genevieve Bradbury, Vie Talent Ltd, attendee at HR breakfast seminar
Ruth’s teaching is a great combination of evidence-based practicality, with a very gentle, unrushed and reassuring approach. Her ways of explaining Mindfulness – both as a concept and as a practice - made it feel straightforward and very achievable, which was really quite inspiring.

After just one session I began to feel that lasting change to the way I deal with stress is possible, and hope in the future to have the opportunity of taking further Mindfulness courses run by Ruth.
— Eilidh Strang, Owner, Silk Purse, Sow's Ear
Ruth as a mindfulness practitioner has a naturally calming manner, the bodyscan in particular is a very soothing experience. She gently helped guide my attention towards my body in a non intrusive style allowing me to focus my mind in a soft and easy way
— Fenella Mett, Photographer
It was amazing the difference just a few minutes made to my overall feeling of calm and focus. The workplace taster session was a great introduction to mindfulness and I can really see how it would benefit me personally and professionally.
— Becky, Communications team, International Law Firm
This is the first time I’ve done this and I felt I liked the way it was done. Thank you!
Beautiful venue, excellent course leader
Very useful & very well done.
— Introductory Workshop Participants