Mindfulness for Weight LossNew Mindfulness for Weight Loss Course

8-Week Course

8th May – 10th July in Cardiff


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Title:  8-Week Mindfulness for Weight Loss Course.
Date & Time:  Friday 8th May – 10th July, 2015. 7:00–9:30pm.
(No Session on 5th June or 19th June)
Venue: Woodland Retreat Yoga Centre, Fidlas Rd, Llanishen, Cardiff. CF14 0YW (next to Alpha & Yapps garage)
Tutor: Chris Joseph.
Fee: £197 (waged)* / £137 (unwaged).
*20% disc. for CJMT graduates who have completed an 8 session course with us.
For company funded places please contact us.



  • How to rediscover the true enjoyment of eating.
  • How to step out of the cycle of ‘yo-yo’ dieting and begin to feel free around food again.
  • How to tune in and listen to your body more fully.
  • How to trust yourself to eat what’s right for you at a time that’s right for you.
  • How to befriend your body and to develop kindness and acceptance towards yourself.



This new 8-week mindfulness for weight loss course introduces a very different approach to weight loss. Rather than becoming slaves to diets and constantly counting calories this course offers a far kinder and more sustainable approach to weight loss that will allow you to enjoy the process of becoming healthier.

This approach is based on learning mindfulness techniques so that you can rediscover the enjoyment of eating, reconnect with your body and the signals it sends and develop a kind and accepting attitude towards yourself so that you can truly enjoy the process of losing weight guilt-free.

The course has been developed by qualified mindfulness trainer Chris Joseph, who has lost over 3 1/2 stone himself as a result of his own mindfulness practice.

For more information on this sustainable approach to losing weight mindfully please read my “Mindfulness for Weight Loss” article.


What is mindfulness?

_DSC0110b_w500Mindfulness (or mindful awareness) is a state of present-moment attention in which you can clearly perceive thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and events at the moment they occur without reacting in an automatic or habitual way. This means that you can make choices as to how you respond to things and have a rich and fulfilling life, even when experiencing difficult circumstances.

Mindfulness-based practices have been gaining significant media attention of late. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are now highly respected and proven approaches that have already helped thousands of people live in a far more open, confident and relaxed way.

This course contains key elements of the mindfulness based stress reduction approach together with newly developed mindfulness practices and activities which specifically focus on weight loss and living well.


What will this course include?

This mindfulness course includes:Handbook_CDs_500w

  • 20 hours of mindfulness tuition from a qualified Breathworks mindfulness trainer. This will include led practices such as mindful eating, body scan, gentle mindful movement, kindness meditations, and others.
  • Mindfulness course handbook containing an introduction to mindfulness, and the application of mindfulness to weight loss and living well.
  • 3 CD’s containing different guided mindfulness practices so that you can practice at home between sessions.
  • Additional support assistant to provide extra assistance during sessions.
  • Unlimited e-mail support between sessions.
  • Certificate of attendance (upon request).


Who’s this course suitable for?

_DSC0061a_w500This introduction 8-week course is suitable for:

  • Anybody who is fed up with yo-yo dieting and the negative long term effects that this has, and wants to experience a completely different approach to losing weight, living well and feeling healthier.
  • Beginners who are new to mindfulness and meditation and want to learn how to lose weight in a sustainable way.
  • People who have already attended a mindfulness course, or have a mindfulness practice, and want to learn how to apply their practice to losing weight.


Who will be your trainer?

Your trainer for this course will be Chris Joseph. Chris is a fully qualified Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer, and has been practicing mindfulness regularly since 2007.  He is married with two young children, and lives in Caerphilly, South Wales. Chris has lost over 3 1/2 stone himself as a result of his own personal mindfulness practice. You can read more about Chris by clicking here.


What have previous participants said about the ‘1-day introduction to mindfulness for weight loss course’?

“This is an excellent introduction to how we end up stuck in patterns of unhealthy eating and behavior in relation to food. Also, an excellent introduction to mindfulness practice and how this can help us to make choices that are kinder to us. The main thing I have learnt is really about myself – the fact that I need to practice / be kinder / re-engage with ME! Chris’ communication of the material is clear and considered.” (Debbie)


“The main things I’ve learnt from this mindfulness for weight loss introduction course is the importance of connecting with my body and being kind to myself. I found it useful in gaining an understanding of how our minds and bodies work in relation to food and self image etc. Chris is very clear and compassionate in his delivery and has very good subject and personal knowledge. Thank you.” (Rhian)


“I’ve learnt to connect to the body, food and also others – it’s not just about food as a separate entity. This introduction course provides a way of understanding your habits, misconceptions and attitude towards yourself and food, in order to change eating behaviours for the long term – and most importantly not suffer whilst doing it… As usual Chris’ exceptional knowledge was shared in a practical and understandable way. Thank you – I have gained valuable insight from today’s course and I will continue to practice.” (Medi)


“I’ve learnt different ways of relating to food and what, when and how we are eating. For future participants I’d say the session is interesting, give it a go! It could change your ways of looking at dieting!” (Carol)


“This session has helped me to recognise emotional need and physical hunger and to begin to learn to distinguish between them. As a practitioner and teacher Chris is clear and keeps things accessible and practical – always coming back to the body sensations to listen.” (Emma)


“The session today has been very insightful and useful. I’ve learnt what eating mindfully is and how it makes a difference. Chris is mindful and can adjust and adapt to the varying dynamics of each scenario within the group.” (Kristen)


“I’ve enjoyed my first mindfulness session. I’ve learnt to be aware and mindful of my body’s needs and wants. Chris speaks clearly and has a very calming voice when doing the meditations. Very interesting course – would definitely recommend to friends and family! Look forward to practicing techniques and further mindfulness courses! Thank you.” (Gill)


“Fully understanding the importance of CONNECTION is the main thing I’ve learnt, and the ‘connection triad’ was very helpful. The material presented is innovative, cutting edge and potentially life changing. Chris is professional, playful, clear and concise. Today has helped take my mindfulness practice to another level!” (Phil)


“Today’s course has taught me the difference between physical and emotional hunger, and how the body processes sugar – ‘the sugar rush’. It’s been very insightful – It makes you stop and think “Why am I eating this?” “Do I really need or want it?” – Interesting! Chris is a very calm person and puts the course over in a very simplified way, and it was very easy for a ‘lay person’ to understand. Thank you, an afternoon well spent.” (Shirley)


How do I book?

To book your place please follow the three simple steps below. Space is limited, so we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Step 1: Complete the short booking form below and then click the ‘Register’ button to send your details.

Step 2: Pay securely by debit/credit card using the PayPal button below the booking form (You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to do this). Alternatively you can pay by cheque as detailed below.

Step 3: Come and enjoy the event!


Step 1: Register your details:

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    Step 2: Payment:

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    Option 2 – By Cheque

    Alternatively, you can pay by sending a cheque for the correct amount made payable to:

    Dr Christopher Joseph, 42 Ffordd Erw, Castleview, Caerphilly. CF83 1RY.

    Please write your name, contact number and email address on the back of the cheque so we know who the payment is for.


    Step 3: Come and enjoy the event!

    Please note that your PayPal confirmation email is also your confirmation of booking. We’ll send out a final details email a couple of days before the event. Looking forward to seeing you there, Chris.


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