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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Health and Social Sciences
Programme leader:
Christine Ramsey-Wade

Page last updated 22 May 2019


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based eight-week mindfulness course, in which you will learn how to practice mindfulness meditation to better meet the stresses in your life.

The in-session and home practices, which include some gentle movement practices, have helped many people to increase their awareness of their thoughts and emotions, to improve their concentration, and to improve their relationships.

More information about mindfulness.

Course tutor

Christine Ramsey-Wade is a chartered and registered counselling psychologist. She has also had a personal meditation practice for many years, and has undergone mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University. Christine teaches mindfulness skills to clients in a mental health setting, and teaches mindfulness theory and practices to postgraduates at UWE Bristol. She follows the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses as set by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers, and is a UK Registered Teacher for both Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Student quotes

"You learn to enjoy the little things in life, and that thoughts are just thoughts that can be tamed if you practise enough".

"I feel like I've given myself a gift".

"The challenge of finding time can be overcome when you realise everything else can wait".

" Always felt comfortable and relaxed throughout, couldn't ask for a better teacher".

Entry requirements

This short course is appropriate for anyone struggling with the effects of stress who is interested in meditation and willing to practice the in-class exercises at home between sessions.



If you are interested in attending the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at UWE Bristol, you will be invited to attend an orientation session. This will tell you more about the course and answer any questions you may have.

It will also be an opportunity for you to experience a short mindfulness practice in a small group environment which can help you assess whether this course is right for you at this time.

On booking, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. Your information will be kept confidential at all times, and will only be seen by the course leader. At the end of the course, your information will be confidentially destroyed.

Upon completion of your orientation session, you will be invited to formally register on the course and pay your course fees via the UWE Bristol WPM System.


Study facilities

Find out more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Compulsory orientation sessions: £5 (this fee will be deducted from full course fee on application of full course)

Full eight week course:
UWE undergraduates: £50
UWE postgraduates: £100
UWE staff: £150
UWE alumni: £200
External applicants: £250

Dates for orientation sessions

16 September 2019, 11:00-12:30
16 September 2019, 14:30-16:00
19 September 2019, 11:00-12:30
19 September 2019, 14:30-16:00
23 September 2019, 11:00-12:30
23 September 2019, 14:30-16:00

Attendence dates for full course

30 September 2019, 17:30-20:00
7 October 2019, 17:30-20:00
14 October 2019, 17:30-20:00
21 October 2019, 17:30-20:00
4 November 2019, 17:30-20:00
11 November 2019, 17:30-20:00
16 November 2019, 09:30-16:30
18 November 2019, 17:30-20:00
25 November 2019, 17:30-20:00

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to complete an assessment questionnaire before applying Assessment Questionnaire

Once you have completed the questionnaire, please save the document to your device. You will then be able to apply for the compulsory Orientation Session by using the Apply Now button in the yellow banner.

Once your application is submitted, please upload your saved Assessment Questionnaire to your Professional Development portal.


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