Barbara Hussong

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Compassionate Living Day

Saturday 24th September 2022

10 am - 4pm

held online via Zoom

This practice day is suited for those who have completed the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living course

This will be an opportunity to come together and practise the exercises of the MINDFULNESS-BASED COMPASSIONATE LIVING course that you have done in the past. As we have been living with enormous challenges, particularly since COVID and now with even a lot more worries in our everyday life, compassion for ourselves and for others is a sane response to many pressures we are facing and this approach needs sustained and regular practice.

Much of the day will be in silence and at the end there is the space to share your experience.

I am offering this day online, as COVID regulations are still in flux and to make it accessible for all and include those who don't live in the Maidstone area. We will take regular breaks from the screen for refreshments and lunch and include walking and movement practices.

The fee for the day is £40 - 60. Please choose which amount is appropriate to you at this time.

In order to support and deepen your ongoing Mindfulness Practice following completion of the 8 Week Course (MBSR),

I offer monthly meetings in the evening and themed quarterly one-day workshops

Mindfulness Practice Days and Workshops

You can also deepen and refresh your Mindfulness by joining one of the longer retreats:


Peace Within

A 2-Day online Mindfulness Retreat

Friday evening 18th – Sunday afternoon 20th November 2022

Led by Barbara Hussong and Chantek McNeilage

 This two-day online retreat offers the opportunity to practice together, 

supported by guided meditations, movements, readings and sharing.

There is a place of peace within us all. 

In the midst of challenge in ourselves and in the world around us,

 it is often difficult to return to this field of quiet inside.

Over these two days we will have time to deepen our practice and resource ourselves. We will experience together a mix of practices enabling us to access and open into a more peaceful state of being. The practices will be lightly guided allowing us to touch into our own inner inquiry and embodied grounded connection. Each day there will be a talk or theme given by one of the facilitators and a time to share your experience. It is important to participate in the entire retreat. Please consider that the home environment is conducive for you to settle into a retreat without disturbance. You will need enough space for movement, lying down, standing and sitting practices.

The retreat will be held on the Zoom platform and we encourage you to use a laptop, computer or iPad and have your video camera on where possible. If you haven’t used Zoom on your device, you might want to check out at​/test if your system is compatible with it.

For those, needing to fulfil the retreat requirements for the Good Practice Guidelines & BAMBA, these 2 days can count towards the 5-day retreat requirement.

Fee: Between £80 – £120, please do feel free to offer what you can between these amounts.

We have limited places to 23, to avoid screen overcrowding. 

Your Teachers:

Barbara Hussong has been a student and teacher in Zen and Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Tai Chi Chuan for over 35 years. For several years she devoted all her time to meditation practice before training as a psychotherapist in the UK 25 years ago. Since then, she has worked in private practice with individuals presenting with a wide range of problems. Barbara trained in mindfulness-based approaches at CMRP at Bangor University in 2005 and began teaching the 8-week course to individuals and small groups in 2006 in Kent. She is on the register of BAMBA (British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches) and provides supervision for mindfulness teachers and continuing support for mindfulness students following the 8-week course in form of monthly group meetings, offering retreats and teaching the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living course.

Chantek Mary McNeilage has been practising mindfulness, movement, and related contemplative disciplines for more than forty years. She has been offering mindfulness-based courses for fifteen years and running retreats in the UK and abroad. Chantek trained in teaching mindfulness-based approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University and at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC), Oxford University. Chantek is a registered supervisor of mindfulness teachers for the Mindfulness-Network. She has taught and helped implement mindfulness into schools and is a registered teacher of MBCL – Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. Chantek is on the register of BAMBA the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches. One of her other passions is as a volunteer locally for RDA (Riding for the Disabled.) and running Mindfulness courses in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge.

To apply call:

01622 670587

or email:

[email protected]

for an application form or ​further details

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