Mary runs MBLC 8 week courses, MBLC 2 day intensives, Mindfulness Retreat Days and Mindfulness and Compassion Weekends. For more information or to book on a course please contact Mary directly.

The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) has been developed based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn. The course is similar to other mindfulness based courses, such as MBCT or MBSR, but it also includes methods for nurturing self-compassion and compassion for others. The aims of MBLC are to help individuals develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and develop a sustained personal practice with a view to applying this into their everyday life. MBLC meets the Good Practice Guidelines and is a recognised course by the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers.

This course is suitable for beginners or those seeking to deepen their practice. MBLC emphasises embodiment of the practice and cultivating kindness and compassion for ourselves and others in our lives. Each session consists of explanation, guided practices and group reflection and inquiry. Also included are handbook, notes and guided meditation audio downloads.

MBLC is recognised by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teaching and meets the Good Practice Guidelines. You can see more about MBLC and research to support this here:

Course Overview

1 – Start Where We Are
This session we are recognising the unsettled mind and learning how to settle the mind in our practice.


2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
This session we are learning to work with the body as support for being present to reconnect with the felt sense of the present moment.


3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
This session we introduce sound as support for being present and reflect upon the attitude of non-striving in our practice.


4 – Working with Distraction
This session we are learning to work with distraction and introduce breath as a support for being present.


5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
This session explores the the role of observing our experience and looking within to the undercurrent of attitudes and preferences that are influencing and develop our compassion based practices with the loving kindness meditation.


6 – Attitude of the Observer
This session we are reflecting upon our inner environment and training our attitude toward our experience.


7 – Self-acceptance
This session we are deepening our compassion based practices and learning about true acceptance.


8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
This session we are revisiting mindfulness support and reflecting on our journey and how we can deal with difficulty more skilfully. A certificate of completion is awarded to successful candidates.