Course Information

Donation Event: 'Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Managing Fatigue' Book Launch and Workshop

When: 5 Dec 2023
Where: Online Event
Tutors: Fiona Mckechnie, Peter Gladwell, Rhonda Knight, Sarah Nearney

About the event:


Fiona Mckechnie completed mindfulness training with Bangor University in 2016 and our colleagues, Rebecca Crane and Taravajra, have written the foreword to her new book  Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Managing Fatigue is based on an 8-week Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy programme, which addresses the increasing need for adapted mindfulness in the management of ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, Long Covid, and other chronic fatigue conditions.

Using current understanding and theoretical approaches to Long Covid and ME/ CFS, the book allows practitioners to understand how they can adapt their teaching to accommodate patients with specific needs and challenges, including adaptations for brain fog, approaches to rest, movement, daily activity and accompanying difficult thoughts and emotions. Contributions from people who manage ME, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue through mindfulness are included alongside practical guidance and detailed week-by-week session plans whether that’s in-person or online. This workshop will highlight the challenges of living with fatigue syndrome, with an overview of the adaptations and short mindfulness practices discussed in the book offered throughout.  There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Mindfulness-based therapy for fatigue has been developed within the Bristol NHS ME and Pain Management Service.  It is an adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  The adaptations have been developed over the past 12 years with participant collaboration and service evaluation.
This event is offered in collaboration with the Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) - an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of donation-based events and inspiring content. You are welcome to visit the Community Friends area of our Community site, which is open to all, for more opportunities to practice and learn together:
The workshop will take place online using Zoom from 7 – 8.30 pm UK time

Who is the event for:

The event and the book would be of interest to mindfulness teachers who wish to understand more about fatigue syndromes and adaptations of MBCT and MBSR and to therapists who specialise in fatigue wishing to learn more about a mindfulness-based approach to fatigue management.  The book goes into detail about the ways in which self-management strategies outlined in current NICE guidance (2022) can be supported by a mindfulness-based approach.

The event may also be of interest to those living with fatigue and offers an introduction to mindfulness for fatigue.

Preparation for the event and what you will need:

In order to participate in the workshop, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the workshop away from family distractions. It is particularly important that confidentiality is maintained by ensuring that those who are not at the event cannot see your screen or hear the audio. It may be helpful to use headphones.
  • Log in via a computer that is resting on a hard surface and which has audio and a webcam. Please don’t use handheld devices. 
  • A space for practice, a mat, cushion, and blanket may be helpful for your comfort.  

The Facilitators:

Please see the individual biographies via the links at the top of this page for more information. 

Online information:

The workshop will take place via Zoom - a weblink and joining instructions will be sent to you before the workshop takes place.

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Please login via Zoom 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm (UK Time)

If you are attending from a different time zone, please check equivalent timings in your time zone.


This event is free to attend. We welcome all donations via the application form and encourage you to consider a contribution, large or small, which will make a big difference in helping us widen access to mindfulness-based approaches. 
Donations raised from this event will help to fund our bursaries, which enable us to remove financial barriers for those wishing to use our charity's services. As a charity we want to continue to provide free events and opportunities for everyone to access high-quality, mindfulness-based training, supervision, and retreats; donating today will support someone else to have these same opportunities and allow us to continue offering events of this nature.

The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete the application form and you will be given the option to make a donation via PayPal or card at this stage should you choose to do so.
  2. Application is received and you will be booked into the event.
  3. We will email you the Zoom link and joining instructions in advance of the event. 

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Payment and cancellation policy:

Please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can unsubscribe you from further emails about this event.

Contact us:

Please feel free to email us at to discuss any questions you may have about the event.  

Click here to sign up to our waiting list - unfortunately this event is now full.