The Breathworks Approach

Breathworks Living Well courses are a practical application of mindfulness to help people manage pain, stress and illness in their lives.

They are ‘secular’ courses – using practices with their root in the Buddhist tradition but making these accessible to people with different faith backgrounds.


The programmes have their origins in the personal experience of Vidyamala Burch, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Community, who has used mindfulness to manage severe chronic spinal pain for thirty years.

They are founded on practice-based research combined with key elements of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).