What People Say

(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now,

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Jane    Sheffield, UK   
Jane    Sheffield, UK   
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(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now, because thinking about what others expect you to do is often much worse than actually tackling things in a mindful way.

Before the course I felt at times that I was drowning in a sea of things that I had to do, I worried about what people would think of me if I didn't deal with everything, and deal with it well.

By the end of the course I realised that I was calm enough to deal with immediate issues and that nothing terrible would happen if I prioritised things and related these priorities to my own values.

I have fewer panicky moments and feel able to slow my mind rather than imagine the worst possible scenarios. I already feel calmer (mostly) and have found effective ways of focussing on what I value.

The different meditations have been invaluable, also the realisation that thoughts are not facts.
I really enjoyed getting to know some lovely, interesting people, sharing thoughts and feelings with honesty and sensitivity.

The way in which John and Joy responded to each comment, question etc showed insight and demonstrated their knowledge and skills around
mindfulness and meditation. We were all gently encouraged to interact which led to a much better understanding of other people's thoughts and experiences.

All of the team made us feel welcome at each session -although we are glad that John and Joy didn't mirror Lora whose attentions usually included nuzzles, sniffs and lying on her back wanting her belly rubbed!

Thank you both for all the time and effort that you have put into this fantastic course.”

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Welcome To Mindfulness Mavericks

Mindfulness is a skill that can help you be more, enjoy more and get more done with less stress.



John Nolan and Joy Taylor are independent Sheffield-based mindfulness teachers.  They combine mindfulness with other mind-management and holistic health improvement technologies to help people get our of their mental ruts and into the flow of living a more pleasurable and meaningful life.

We can all sometimes get stuck in a ‘mode’ we can’t get out of 

depression-head-with-cloudy-thoughtsWhen difficult stuff happens out of the blue, we’re rarely mentally equipped to deal with it. If we don’t get the right help we can end up ill, depressed, chronically tired, chronically angry, or just, well, mentally discombobulated.

Consciously and logically you may think that you “should” be able to deal with things and get past it, but for some reason you can’t seem to get enough traction to move forward.

So where do you start looking to get the right kind of help?

We help independent minded people get past traumas, difficulties and awkward situations so they’re free to enjoy more of their life now and into the future.

We can teach you how to get enough space in your head so you’re able to work out what’s what, rather than you being pulled and pushed by random thoughts and feelings.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • Are you finding it difficult to get on with your business because your mind’s avoiding focussing on what has to be done? 
  • Does it sometimes seem as if you’re running in a hamster wheel inside your own head?
  • Do you sometimes feel as if your mind is holding you hostage from your life?
  • Do you sometimes get overwhelmed with worries or regrets?
  • Do you find yourself to be absent minded – with your head ‘off somewhere else’ rather than where you actually are, or need to be?
  • Are you finding it more difficult to engage and connect with people?
  • Does it seem as if things and people around you are becoming overwhelmingly annoying?
  • Does your life seem unsatisfactory – lacking in meaning or value?
  • Do you find you’re losing your sense of self in all your ‘busyness’?
  • Are you getting fed up and bored with feeling out of sorts?

mind-puzzle-putting-all-back-togetherIf so, we might just be the people to help you…

From our 40 years combined experience we understand how minds work; how they can work against us; how they can be understood and worked with to give you a better life experience.

We want to share this knowledge so you can better understand your own difficult situations and constructively get beyond them.

We provide private mindfulness classes, bespoke therapeutic coaching and group mindfulness courses in Sheffield.

If you’d like us to help you contact us, or give us a call on 0114 299 8888.



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