Coaching, day retreats and courses

  • 1-2-1 Well being and mindfulness coaching sessions, either online or face to face at the stunning Eco Roundhouse at Whistlewood Common, Melbourne Derbyshire
  • 5 session mindfulness courses
  • Day retreats and workshops

Bespoke 1-2-1 wellbeing and mindfulness coaching sessions

  • Free 30 minute introduction session
  • Bespoke package, we work together to uncover and discover what it is you want from life and the paths that will take you there
  • Sharing of resources
  • Email support in between sessions

Free 30 minute introduction / £55 per 1.5hr session (Either via Skype or Zoom, or face to face by arrangement at The Roundhouse, Whistlewood Common, Melbourne, Derbyshire)

Book a 30 minute free introductory session

Day retreats, workshops and courses

The next MindShed Signature 5 session mindfulness course will commence September 30th 2019, Tickets now available

Mindfulness for compassion, clarity, happiness and well-being £95 (concessionary rates are available)

5-week Mindfulness course, Tuesday evenings 19.00 -20:30, September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Concessionary places are available.

This 5-week programme will take you on a journey into the wonderful world of mindfulness and meditation, exploring what it means to live a mindful life.  Over the 5 weeks we will build together the solid foundations that will help and support you to bring this practice into your life.  The course aims to assist you to

  • Find a greater contentment in life
  • Discover true self compassion and compassion for others
  • Have a greater awareness of the patterns of the mind
  • To find a deep sense of peace, stillness and contentment regardless of outside circumstances
  • To find clarity in life and increased well-being.
  • Reconnect with nature and our own original nature

The sessions last for 1.5hours in the beautiful Roundhouse at Whistle wood common and will include teachings, talks and guided meditations and plenty of time for discussion and reflection in a safe, supportive, confidential and friendly atmosphere.  In order to create this atmosphere and group support, this is a small group course and numbers are limited.

The course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their practice. It provides a gateway to exploring mindfulness and meditation further through the longer 8-week course and longer retreats.

Over the 5 sessions we will cover

  • What is mindfulness
  • Breath and body
  • How to work with thoughts and emotions with mindfulness
  • Stillness, resilience and clarity
  • Compassion for self and others

You will receive a course handbook and access to recorded meditations for home practice between sessions.  You will also have access to a private Facebook group dedicated to this course and free email support and updates.

Time in nature to heal and restore

As part of the course we will also spend time exploring the wonderful surrounding nature at Whistlewood Common.  We will use the skills we have started to build in mindfulness and meditation and take them outside into the surrounding nature, opening all your senses and taking in the restorative and rejuvenating effects of being in nature.

After the course

To further support your ongoing practice, you will have access to

  • Practice Evening – One practice evening at Whistlewood common per month, run on a donation basis (all donations go to Whistlewood common)
  • Email support and updates from Roger.
  • Notice of any upcoming workshops and events at Whistlewood common and The MindShed.
  • Discounts on 1-2-1 coaching sessions with Roger, either online through zoom webinar or face to face at Whistlewood Common

(Please note it is not advisable to attend this course if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as severe depression, or Post traumatic stress disorder. Alternative therapies, help and support are available.  Please talk to your GP if you are unsure and also feel free to contact me  on email for further information)

This is a small group course so please book early to secure your place

To book please visit the Whistlewood Online shop at

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An Introduction to Mindfulness Day Retreat £40 (concessionary rates available)

7th September 10.00 – 16.00

Join us for this Day retreat, exploring and celebrating life through Mindfulness and meditation.

We will explore areas such as

  • The foundations – What is mindfulness and developing your “why” of practice
  • Connecting body and mind
  • Cultivating inner stillness and calm
  • Strength and Resilience – How we relate to our emotions
  • Seeing the world through our senses
  • Kindness and compassion.
  • What next – How to sustain and build a regular practice.

This is an experiential day, there will be guided meditations throughout the day, time for enquiry and reflection and pauses to take in the wonderful surroundings at Whistlewood Common. The day is ideal for beginners and those wishing to refresh their practice. Includes refreshments and homemade lunch. A day to reconnect and recharge.

To reserve a place on this day retreat please book your ticket on the Whistlewood online shop following the link below

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