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Mindfulness for Neurodiversity: 6-Week Online Course

Mindfulness for Neurodiversity is a 6-week online mindfulness course series based on the well-loved and practical teachings on mindfulness from Thich Nhat Hanh. For other start dates, please visit our Eventbrite tickets page

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5 Jun 2024 - 5 Jun 2024


£30 – £200

Mindfulness for Neurodiversity is a 6-week course with neurodiversity in mind, and adaptations for the ADHD and PTSD brain

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Mindfulness can be a challenging skill to learn for anyone, but we know it brings a multitude of benefits. So how can people with alternative brains still access this practice? Sylvia has lived with ADHD and PTSD for much of her life. David has neither but has lived with Sylvia for a few decades. They both have deeply committed and long term mindfulness and meditation practices and have used these skills to help and support each other to navigate these challenges.

This is a specially adapted course based on Plum Village UK’s traditional ‘Be Calm Be Happy’ Mindfulness course, reconfigured to focus especially on the applications of mindfulness in support of neurodiversity issues such as ADHD and PTSD. Whilst mindfulness may help many people to live calmer, happier lives, this course shares some of the sensitive guidance needed to practice with mental health conditions and neurodivergency.

In the 6 consecutive sessions David and Sylvia will teach you how to meditate and ease painful thoughts and emotions; you will also be encouraged to use mindfulness practices to increase resilience and well-being in your daily life.

If you feel this type of course would support you, then please join us. Together we will explore guided practices, group discussions and practical exercises. There will be a small group size, for a light-hearted yet deep exploration of mindfulness and neurodiversity together, in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Course content

The six sessions of the course explore the following themes:

  • Stopping and calming
  • Turning to the positive
  • Loving communication
  • Nourishing happiness
  • Interdependence and community
  • Guidelines for a happier life

Reported benefits

  • Increased enjoyment of life
  • Increased ability to be calm and relaxed
  • Increased control of emotions such as anger and anxiety
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Fewer feelings of anxiety and low mood

Who can attend?

Beginners are welcome as well as those wishing to gain a fuller understanding of how mindfulness can support calm and happy living. Mindfulness is a practice originating in Buddhist psychology and supported by neuroscience; it may be practised by those of all faiths and none.

This course is suitable for partners, parents and all who work with neurodivergency, PTSD or who live with it themselves, or for people who just want to learn and understand how these differences affect peoples lives.

Many of our participants learn new ways to care for their wellbeing and are able to develop positive responses to challenging situations. This online mindfulness course is attended via the internet, wherever you are. We suggest you find a quiet space where you will be undisturbed.

Please note, you will be using a computer/laptop, iPad or phone to access each session, and will need a functioning camera and mic.

Course schedule

The course is taught on consecutive Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm over six sessions.

Each class is 2 hours long and the class timings are from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs UK time.

We run several courses throughout the year. Please select a start date.

This is a live, interactive course, not recorded sessions to download.

Once you book onto the course you will be invited to a brief pre-course Zoom orientation, to meet the Course Leader and iron out any potential difficulties in joining Zoom before the course itself starts.

How to attend

Please follow the link to book through Eventbrite.

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