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Fiona Montgomery

Since discovering mindfulness in 2015, I have meditated every day and am grateful for the joy and contentment it has brought me, enhancing daily life and helping me develop greater resilience in dealing with difficulties

Fiona teaches:

  • Mindfulness based stress reduction 8-week course
  • Mindful meditation meet-up group 7 week half term
  • Mindfulness retreats: half day and full day
  • Mindfulness for parents 6-week course
  • Mindfulness for pre-school children
  • Mindfulness for cancer patients
  • Introduction to mindfulness practices for individuals or organisations


Mum of three with a mindful cat called Roo and a meditating corgi called Dougal, Fiona previously qualified with a master’s in finance and accounting.

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Courses and Classes with Fiona Courses:

Mindfulness-based stress reduction course, based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Dates: Wednesday 9th October - 27th November 2024
Time: 7.15pm to 9.15pm
Price: £260* (Early bird price £220)
Contact Fiona to pay in instalments OR if affordability is an issue for you

This course includes:

  • 8 x 2 hour sessions discovering mindfulness meditations including the body scan, mindful movement, seated meditation practice and more
  • A full day retreat in a beautiful countryside location
  • Exercises to gain awareness about our own stress signature and how to discover more joy in our lives
  • Guided meditations
  • A 100-page booklet of supporting information and resources
  • Telephone or email support as required during the course
  • Daily home practice (carried out by students)
  • Free access to Fiona’s Zoom meditation group on Monday evenings (7-8pm) and Thursday morning 7-7.30am)


7 Week mindful Meditation Meet-up Group

This is meditation group is to help support everyone who attends with their meditation practice. We will practise meditations based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work, including the body scan, mindful movement, sitting practise and more.

We can share our experiences of the meditations including any moments of:

  • Deeper awareness
  • Self-compassion when things are difficult
  • Happiness
  • Peace
  • And the ability to make wise choices

We will use poetry, each other’s observations and silence as means of gaining insight into our experience and finding our own wisdom. This is an opportunity to discover how formal meditation practices can help us to be more mindful in our daily lives and can increase our sense of connection, curiosity, and contentment.

Dates: Tuesday September 10th – October 22nd 2024
Time: 7.15pm to 8.15pm
Price: £65 The price includes the 10 classes, guided meditations and free access to the Monday evening and Thursday morning zoom practice groups.
For more information or to register, please contact Fiona on fjmontgomery@btinternet.com or via Facebook Mindfulness With Fiona.

Afternoon Mindful Meditation

Date: Saturday 27th July 2024
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Price: £30

This afternoon of mindful meditation is offered to provide a pause in our hectic lives to just “be”. So often we rush from one thing to the next not even really aware of what we are doing, busy thinking about our “to do lists”.

This is an opportunity to be with others, rest, take time to notice and release stress, practise self-compassion, and connect with yourself, in a still and silent space.

Fiona will be guiding mindful meditations like the body scan, mindful movement and more. There will be beautiful poetry, opportunities to journal and sit in silence. There will also be coffee/tea plus scones provided.

Mindfulness for those affected by a cancer diagnosis (survivor, carer, family member, friend)

In July 2018 Fiona completed specialist teacher training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for cancer patients run by the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (Bangor University). This is an 8-week mindfulness training course developed specifically for people affected by cancer.

Following her own experience of cancer during the period 2005 to 2008, she wishes to share the benefits of a mindfulness practice with people who had also experienced the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis. For some this fear can persist long after the support received from attending hospital appointments has finished. Fiona found this gap in care was reduced significantly by the support she was able to give herself following her training in mindful meditation.

Fiona is glad to have the opportunity to share this course with cancer survivors or others who care or support cancer patients, to enable them to experience the benefits of a regular meditation practice.

Dates: next dates tbc.

This course includes:

• 8 x 2hour sessions discovering mindfulness meditations including mindful movement, seated meditation practice and more
• A full day retreat in a beautiful countryside location
• Opportunities to discover new ways to take care of ourselves in difficult times
• Guided meditation recordings
• Supporting information and resources
• Telephone or email support as required during the course
• Daily home practice (carried out by students)
• Free access to Fiona’s Zoom meditation group on Monday evenings (7-8pm) and Thursday morning (7-7.30am)

Classes:

Weekly Monday mindful meditation on Zoom

Dates: Every Monday evening
Time: 7-8pm
Price: £5 or a donation if cost is a barrier to you attending

This is a friendly on-line practice group. In a typical session we meditate together for 3 separate guided practices of between 5 and 30 minutes (e.g. mindful movement, body scan, sitting meditation, awareness of breath and more). In between practices we discuss mindfully our experience of our practice. The zoom link is emailed every week so contact Fiona to be added to this email list.


Weekly Thursday morning mindful meditation on Zoom

Dates: Every Thursday morning
Time: 7-7.30am
Price: Book every half term, generally 6 meet ups for £18

This is a friendly on-line practice group. In a typical session we meditate together for 1 practice of about 25 minutes (e.g. mindful movement, body scan, sitting meditation, awareness of breath and more). The zoom link is emailed at the start of every half term so contact Fiona to be added to this email list.


If you have any queries, or to book to attend any course or class please feel free to contact Fiona, she would love to hear from you.

Contact Fiona by email, mobile on 07966 203667 or Facebook.

Reviews:

Once you open your mind and trust what Fiona is guiding you towards, your beneficial improvement in life commences. This is not a quick fix but an ongoing commitment. Fiona is the best teacher ever at nurturing positive change. Now I am unfazed at things that don’t serve me. Roisin MBSR Oct 22

I am so glad I invested in myself with this course. Mindfulness with Fiona has brought many benefits to my daily life. … I feel like I am reconnecting with who I am, my awareness levels are improving, and I have greater hope for the future. Shauna Oct 2021

A warm and personal course, led by a well-informed teacher, who made us all feel at home. It has changed my way of seeing the world. Liam June 2021

If you want to improve your mental health become happier within yourself and recognise why you think the way you do, then get on this course with Fiona. Alan Oct 2019

Excellent programme in helping me accept people in their behaviour and in assisting me develop an awareness of the world around me. Peter April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your warmth and approachableness created a nourishing environment in which to learn. Ciara Feb 2018

Doing the course with Fiona has really helped me to focus on approaching daily life in a more mindful way that has resulted in me experiencing a new sense of calmness and contentment in all aspects of my life. Colette Oct 2017

The course has greatly deepened my understanding of mindfulness and MBSR. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in mindfulness, without reservation. David Sept 2017


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Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428
Email: info@maitristudio.net

Company number: NI635546