Private Sessions

Mindfulness bowl and bells

What can private Mindfulness sessions offer me?


“I want to say a huge Thank You for having given me this fantastic opportunity to use my mind in a brand new, powerful way. I have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and your gentle, calming presence has got a lot to do with it.”

The essence of Mindfulness is the discovery that we can transform our thoughts, habits and reactions simply by applying awareness to them. Private Mindfulness sessions are ideal for those who are interested in discovering skilful and sustainable ways to deal with a range of personal issues.

Stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and difficult emotions can all be approached Mindfully using a wide range of techniques to radically alter and improve our relationship to them.

Mindfulness does not tell us how to be or what to think but simply points us to our own present moment experience, free of the mental chatter which usually clouds it. The ability to shift our attention away from our thoughts, stories, concepts, commentaries, beliefs and opinions, has the effect of turning the volume down on thinking which leaves a spacious, calm and clear mind.

It comes as a huge relief to discover that simply by resting our awareness with our present moment experience without trying to fix it or struggle against it we come to see that there aren’t any problems in life other than our conditioned thoughts, ideas and beliefs about how we think the moment should be.

By learning to step out of our habitual thinking and our reactions we find a new centre of gravity in attention, awareness and compassion; simply allowing our thoughts and experiences to come and go, emerge and express, without fighting them and without struggle. We learn to stop fighting ourselves and the world. In ceasing to struggle with life, we come to rest in our present moment experience and this is always available and problem free.

This is the discovery of your own happiness which is always and without exception, here and now.

What happens during a session?

There are a range of practices we can explore together to help you become more familiar with your own direct experience, and these are dynamic and can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

3-Week Mindfulness Training Course

What is Mindfulness and how can it help me? This course will guide you through the basics of Mindfulness practice and allow you to develop and maintain the following life-changing skills:

  • Concentration Power (Enhanced attention & focus).
  • Present Moment Awareness (Living here and now).
  • Metacognitive Awareness (Awareness of thoughts)
  • Mental Clarity and Calm (A still, spacious and silent mind)
  • Interoception (Awareness of your internal state, both physical and emotional).
  • Deep rest and relaxation (Experiencing the body as a safe, pleasant and restful place).

Price: £180.00

Availability: Mondays and Fridays, 9am – 6pm

Location: The Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic, 44 Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

How to Book: Call Mike on 376856 or email mike@myfreemind.org

6-Week Mindfulness Training Course

The 6-Week Course is perfect for those who want to jump in and commit to a series of tried and tested practices with an expectation of changing their lives for the better. As well as introducing the same initial skills as the 3-week course, we’ll also spend time exploring the following themes in detail:

  • Cultivating Compassion, Good Will and Tolerance.
  • Developing Loving Kindness and Positive Emotion.
  • Boosting Emotional Resilience and Self-Care.
  • Recognising impermanence, change and flow as a flavour of reality.
  • Discovering the precious moment.
  • Introducing ‘See Hear Feel’ as a way to bring our Mindfulness skills into our daily activities.

Price: £360.00

Availability: Mondays and Fridays, 9am – 6pm

Location: The Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic, 44 Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

How to Book: Call Mike on 376856 or email mike@myfreemind.org

12-Week Mindfulness Training Course

The 12-week Training Course is for those who are interested in committing to 12 sessions in which they will experience an inner-revolution in the way they live their lives and understand themselves. Mindfulness training is a journey from stress and struggle to increasing freedom, calm and self-knowledge.

As well as the skills and themes mentioned above in the 3-week and 6-week course,  the 12 week course will also develop the following:

  • Extended sitting time (20/30/40 minutes each session).
  • Exploring the relationship between Mindfulness and Insight.
  • A deepening of mental stillness, focus and deep rest.
  • Nurturing positive emotions and pleasant sensations.
  • An exploration of Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness System.
  • Exploring Naikan Practice to boost gratitude and interconnection.
  • An introduction to Self-Enquiry and the development of self-knowledge.
  • Discovering how to transform obstacles and difficult sensations into opportunities for insight, acceptance and self-discovery.

Price: £720.00

Availability: Mondays and Fridays, 9am – 6pm

Location: The Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic, 44 Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

How to Book: Call Mike on 376856 or email mike@myfreemind.org

Guidance & Support

Single ongoing sessions are available to those who are familiar with the basics and wish to develop their practice further.

Mindfulness is a practice which needs to be cultivated daily for genuine and long-lasting results. Part of my one-to-one sessions involve helping clients create, challenge and explore their own Mindfulness practice in the midst of their busy lives. In these session we work together to create an effective and sustainable daily Mindfulness practice to give you all the resources you need to navigate your own thoughts, relationships and experiences with clarity, insight and compassion.

Single sessions: £60.00

Availability: Mondays and Fridays, 9am – 6pm

Location: The Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic, 44 Westmoreland Road, Douglas.

How to Book: Call Mike on 376856 or email mike@myfreemind.org