Fri 22 Mar, 2019


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Breath Body Mind Integration – Advanced Level

Fully booked. New date coming soon.
This course is for those who have a grounding in mindfulness/yoga, other body-mind approaches and compassion-focused psychologies and practices.

Location: Churchill Hospital

Educational Credits:


Churchill Hospital
Sobell House Study Centre

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Kate Binnie

Kate Binnie is an HCPC registered music therapist and mindful yoga therapist. She combines these approaches (a Western, creative psychodynamic training - with yoga and Buddhist philosophy and techniques) in her clinical practice within supportive and palliative care settings. Kate recently completed an MSc in palliative care at the Cicely Saunders Institute (King’s College London) for which she won a scholarship for research on body/mind modalities for anxiety and pain. Her research was shortlisted for a Royal Society of Medicine Prize in 2017. Kate currently holds a PT senior research associate post at Bristol University working with the Wellcome Trust funded Life of Breath project (an interdisciplinary project on breath, breathing and breathlessness).

Course Programme

09.30 Registration opens: tea and coffee available

Breath-Body-Mind Integration – relevance to supportive & palliative care

Philosophical traditions: The Logic of Respiration Contemporary compassion–focused psychology

following other courses…. barriers & facilitators for personal and professional life

Practice & practical tools :psycho-social spiritual suffering

11.15 Coffee


Evidence, theory and practice for “hard to reach” symptoms

Integrating BBMI into practice

Practice & practical tools for working with physical symptoms

13.00 Lunch (time fixed)


Guided meditation – what does it mean, “to relax?”

BBMI and the relationship with sustainable compassionate care. Tools and tips

15.00 Tea

Sharing ideas – small group discussion

Closing practice

16.00 Evaluations and close

16.30 End of day

Course Aims

This course will:

  • Offer a chance for those interested in body-mind approaches to learn more about the philosophical underpinnings, theory of effect and evidence supporting them
  • Offer a supportive space for HCPs of all types to discuss, share ideas and experiences of using BBMI techniques in clinical practice
  • Underline the importance of personally embodying a body-mind approach – we will be doing plenty of experiential practice which will provide take-home tools for self-regulation and self-compassion as well as supporting confidence in working with psycho-spiritual suffering with patients and families
  • We will continue to build a growing network of professionals across disciplines who are interested in developing best practice around “integrative” medicine, complementary and creative therapies and their place in supportive and palliative care settings
  • We will be looking in more detail at emerging evidence from the fields of neuroscience, polyvagal theory and compassion-focused psychology and the relevance of this evidence to our work in supportive and palliative care. We will discuss “total pain”, breathlessness and the bi-directional effect of emotions on symptoms & why it is clinically important to understand and work with the interdependence of body-mind and spirit
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