Annette Boden MSc

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Mindful self-compassion – a silent day retreat

Published 7 February 2017

March 11  2017 A day of Mindful self-compassion – silent retreat

A calming day of mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and self-compassion: Achieving Quiet calm and emotional resilience in a busy world.
March 11 2017  from 10.00am until 4.00pm
At the beautiful Quaker meeting House in Disley

This gentle and uplifting retreat is Suitable for all with MSC, MBSR training , anyone who has attended my workshops or day retreats before, or who have a formal meditation practice.
Please bring vegan or vegetarian food to share at lunch.
The cost of £45 payable in advance of the day reserves your place.
NB: Places are limited so early booking is recommended and a waiting list will be in place.
Discounted rate of £30 for ‘six weekly gatherers’
For further information and to book your place, please contact me on 07753 957371 or email me:

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‘Mindful Compassion for well-being’ – a 4-week programme

Published 7 February 2017

“Mindful Compassion for well-being”
Mindful Compassion for  well-being is  a 4-week programme introducing mindful self-compassion with an option to continue to complete the official MSC 8-week programme starting April 2017

This adapted course is based on the Compassion-focused therapeutic approaches taken from the mindful self-compassion courses of Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. The course will focus specifically on mindfulness based approaches to emotional well-being and is not intended to replace psychological therapy. It will also involve some group discussion and deep relaxation techniques.

cost £150 for the full 4 weeks. Places are limited and secured by a £50 non-refundable but transferable deposit payable via bacs online ( contact me for details) or by cheque made payable to ‘Annette Boden’ and sent to ‘ 18a Green lane,Chinley, Derbyshire, SK23 6AA’.
Venue: South Cheshire / Adlington / Wilmslow /Alderley Edge TBC
Dates TBC  : 2.5 hours per week – 4 weekly evenings/ afternoons/ Saturday mornings Starting April 2017
Please register your interest and preferred time of week by email or call me on 07753 95731

natural awakening retreats

“The loving heart, the creative spirit” -‘Natural awakening’ day-retreat and workshop.

Published 7 February 2017

Summer and I have a date for your diary!  Saturday March 4 2017
“The loving heart, the creative spirit”
The practices of mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and self-compassion are brought together in a culmination of exercises that will refresh, replenish and rejuvenate.
Join Annette Boden and Summer Phillips
for this ‘Natural awakening’ day-retreat and workshop.
At Disley Quaker meeting House
10.00am – 4.45pm:
Cost £55.00 payable in advance of the day secures your place.

Lunch: As always please bring vegan food to share.

Places are limited and booking up fast so get in touch ASAP if you would like to attend!
Places are limited and can be reserved for a non-refundable but exchangeable deposit of £20 for the day workshop/retreat.
For further information visit
For more information and to reserve your place call Annette on 07753 957371
We look forward to seeing you there!


Sleep well, eat well, live well

Published 7 February 2017

Annette Boden well-being presents
“Sleep well, eat well, Live well”
A series of 4  weekly workshops for complete well-being which can be taken individually or as a complete package


Mindful self-compassion 2017 Weekend retreats

Published 4 February 2017

A weekend of mindfulness, self-compassion, guided reflection and practice, and deep relaxation.


Winter Warmth

Published 14 October 2016

A morning of mindfulness, self-compassion, and deep relaxation ready for the festive season!


natural awakening retreats

Natural awakening new Autumn retreat! October 29 2016

Published 11 September 2016

Summer Philips and I are really happy to announce our long awaited Autumn Natural awakening day retreat “The loving heart, the creative spirit”.



Beechwood mindful self compassion day retreats

Published 11 August 2016

I am really happy to be supporting the wonderful Beechwood cancer care centre this Autumn and I hope you will join me.


Path to personal growth

Wellbeing workshops

Published 4 August 2016

Well-being workshops in detail:

 These experiential and informative workshops can be offered in a corporate or community setting and are regularly run at local GP practices. If you are an organisation or GP practice and wold like further information about theses and other workshops I facilitate please call me on 07753 957371 or email me

  I offer a range of topics in my workshops below are the three most popular.

Sleeping well

Do you suffer from long sleepless nights? Find that you can get off to sleep but wake through the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep? Do you feel exhausted when you get up in the morning and feel like you have not slept at all?         

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to get back into a natural rhythm of quality sleep to replenish and rejuvenate
  • Pick up tips for sleeping better, getting off to sleep and staying asleep
  • And learn a deep relaxation technique that will change your sleep patterns for the better.

Relax well –  anxiety and stress reduction

Do you suffer from the symptoms of stress and anxiety? Do you find it hard to relax? Do you feel as though you never have enough time to do everything you want each day? Do you worry about the future? Do you feel your life is full of endless problems and no fun?  Would you like to be more confident? Manage the joys and challenges of every day life well? Learn how to relax? Then this enjoyable and informative experiential workshop is for you!

 By attending this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to focus on achieving positive lifestyle changes, setting realistic and achievable goals.
  • Pick up tips and techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in your daily life.
  • And learn a deep relaxation and visualisation technique that will improve the quality of your life and increase your happiness and wellbeing.

Easy weight loss and management

Have you tried endless diets-without lasting success?  Find that you can lose some weight but find that you end up putting the weight back on after ending the diet, and often even more weight? Are you fed up with the stress and restrictions of dieting? Would you like to know how you can lose weight simply and effectively by making some very positive and easy lifestyle changes- including your relationship with food?  Would you like to be able to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight permanently? Then this enjoyable and informative experiential workshop is for you!

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to focus on achieving positive lifestyle and nutritional changes that will enable you to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for good.
  • Get motivated to exercise and lose excess weight.
  • And learn a deep relaxation and visualisation technique that will improve energy levels and motivation.

Chinley relaxation classes

Published 4 August 2016

Chinley relaxation classes:

 Mondays 10-11 am £5 and all are welcome to this friendly class to give your week a positive start.

NB: All classes are now being run from my Chinley practice at 18a Green Lane  and places are strictly limited so booking is essential.

The classes run every day throughout the year except on bank holidays and holiday breaks.

The relaxation class is a really good way of boosting your energy reserves, and is a great way of boosting your immune system. It is a useful practice to do every day but this can sometimes be difficult so the classes help to give you some time each week for this beneficial practice. It is also a chance to share tips / ask questions about any concerns you may have around areas such as sleep and stress management.

All are welcome.