Grow your own inner resources for greater mental and emotional wellbeing with mindfulness.

We are a social enterprise based in Greater Manchester, offering trauma-informed mindfulness courses, workshops and one to one sessions for individuals, professionals, and organisations.

We are a mental health professional and lived-experience led community interest organisation, who invest surplus resources back into our local communities for social benefit.

Find out more on our Mindful Resilience page

Our services are designed to support you to:

Reduce stress and anxiety, feel calmer and manage your emotions.

Grow your own inner resources for improved mental and emotional wellbeing.

Learn tools and techniques to support nervous system regulation.

Be more able to flow with the natural ups and downs of life.

Grow positive traits in your brain through focusing on the good things in life.

Explore and experiment to create your own personal toolkit and discover what truly works for you.

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Why Trauma-Informed Mindfulness?

 

Mindfulness can be a transformational and powerful tool for many.

It has been scientifically proven to help people reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, regulate emotions and be less reactive to stressors, to name just a few of the benefits.

There’s a widely held belief that mindfulness is suitable for everyone and it’s true that learning mindfulness skills can be hugely beneficial for many people, including those who have experienced psychological trauma.

However, traumatic stress is stored in the body and nervous system, creating a range of inner sensations such as intrusive thoughts, intense body sensations, strong emotions, and pain, which can sometimes make it more difficult for people to practice mindfulness. Additional shields, tools, and adaptations may be required to help people who have experienced trauma explore what works best for them, in a way that supports stability and regulation.

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Over 50% of people in the UK will experience trauma at some point in their lives

PTSD UK

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More than 1 in 3 children and young people are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by the age of 18

UK Trauma Council

million adults in the UK have experienced childhood trauma

Crime Survey for England & Wales

Our mission is to empower you to develop your own mindfulness practice, in a trauma-informed way, that best supports your personal journey.

At Yellow Beacon, we recognise:

The scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness.

The ways in which additional shields, tools, and adaptations may be helpful along the journey, particularly for those who may have experienced trauma.

When mindfulness may not be the most appropriate approach.

We advocate for mindfulness to be taught with trauma in mind for all those wishing to learn to work with their attention, engage in meditation practice and cultivate a deeper relationship with themselves.

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Please be aware that trauma-informed mindfulness is different to trauma-focused work, which is specifically designed to heal or treat trauma. You can find more information on the two approaches here.

“I have been going through depression and anxiety with low moods. I needed something to help me, so I chose mindfulness. I found the self-compassion the most moving and emotional part of the course, as it was something I really struggle to offer myself, as I felt I wasn’t worth it. Mindfulness has really helped me come out of my worries and focus on the moment. I just wish the course could last forever, it’s been life changing!”

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