Course Information

A Summer Breathing Space: An afternoon of mindfulness practice with Rebecca Crane

When: 29 Jun 2024
Tutor: Rebecca Crane

About the event:

This is a hybrid event with options to attend online or in-person. The in-person event is being held in Conwy, North Wales (near Bangor). See below for more details.

Rebecca Crane says: One of my teachers once said that the three-step breathing space was the best invention in mindfulness practice for 2500 years!

In this afternoon of guided practice, we will gather to pause, take space, and deepen our mindfulness practice. Our time will be framed around the three steps of the breathing space, that was developed as part of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programme. We’ll spend time exploring the potential, meaning and methodology of each step. The first step is a step out of habit, out of automatic pilot and into awareness. The second step is gathering and collecting the attention. The third step is opening out from this grounded connection in a wider sense of space and connection. Collectively these three mind movements empower us to move in the world in ways that are caring, compassionate and responsive. They are vital life skills, that can be deepened and cultivated through practice.

The afternoon will include guided meditation practices, listening to some teachings, and space to reflect and dialogue in small and in the full group.


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.

Who is the event for:

The session is freely offered and open to all who have some familiarity with mindfulness practice.

What you will need for the event:

In-person: Bring any practice equipment that supports your comfort (i.e., blanket, mat, cushion). There are plenty of chairs and some communal meditation benches and mats.

Online: To participate online, you will need:

  • A room where you can close the door and engage in the practice away from family distractions. Confidentiality must be 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:

Read Rebecca's biography via the link at the top of this page for more information. For those joining online, there will be a chance for online inquiry and breakout rooms using Zoom, facilitated by experienced volunteers from the Mindfulness Network Community Friends.

Attendance information:

In-person: Limited spaces are available to attend this event in Conwy, Wales.- Arrive from 1pm onwards for a prompt start at 1.30pm. Venue details will be sent to you before the event takes place.

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

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The guided session will start at 1.30pm and end by 5pm (UK time). 

Fundraising for the International Conference on Mindfulness:

We invite you to share any benefit you may receive from this teaching by making a donation. The Centre for Mindfulness at Bangor University and the Mindfulness Network are collaborating to deliver an international conference in Bangor and online in August this year. Our aspiration is that the event will inspire, resource, support and encourage mindfulness teachers and researchers to continue to develop their work and to take it to new levels of impact. We are therefore particularly keen for the conference to be accessible to those who are working with communities who haven’t historically had easy access to services such as mindfulness courses. Any donations you offer will go straight to the conference bursary fund to widen access.

Remember that the bursary fund is for anyone who would like to participate in the conference but who cannot afford the fee. If you are one of these people, instead of donating, apply for a bursary and come to the conference!

We look forward to seeing you – maybe both at the day of practice and the conference!


The application and donation process:

Our application and donation process involves the following steps:

  1. Please complete your chosen application form and you will be given the option to donate 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 further details in advance of the event. 

Please select the correct application form below to join in-peron or online. The sign up link at the bottom of this page is for the in-person event only.

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Payment and cancellation policy:

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Contact us:

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