The Community Mindfulness Project (The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • All adults are welcome to join


After months in the making, the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in collaboration with, Sophie O’Brien – a local Yoga and meditation teacher, who focuses on the therapeutic side of these practises – are delighted to launch the Community Mindfulness Project. Each session will run throughout the year for a block of 6 weeks and will be offered to all participants for free.

Meditation and mindfulness do not have to mean sitting still for extended periods of time! The narrow view of what we often expect meditation to be, vs what it could actually mean for you are worlds apart. There are endless ways to be mindful, and Sophie is here to share and explore those techniques with you, to find something that works.

Whether you are totally new to the concept or not, we would love to be able to show participants that anyone can meditate or be mindful.

One of the main aims of this project is to make mindfulness and meditation accessible. Throughout the 6 weeks, They shall explore a myriad of different techniques and ways to be mindful; from gentle movement to sensory meditations, journaling, and breathing exercises.

Each week, They will meet on Friday afternoons at the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre; the session will last for 45 minutes to an hour, but there will be time after class to socialise or take a little time for yourself.

These sessions will begin with an introduction to the week’s topic, followed by a practical exploration through meditation and/or very gentle movement practice. The session will close with Yoga Nidra – a form of guided meditation to relax your entire being – followed by an optional journaling time at the end and a complimentary cup of herbal tea in our historic tea room. This time is left open for you to speak with Sophie about the practice, and get to know your fellow members of our mindfulness community.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral

Is there a cost?

  • Free

Location information

  • Public Parking is available
  • There is limited accessibility at the venue.

Opening times

1 July to 5 August: Fridays 2.30 pm till 3.30 pm

Contact Details

Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AP

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Low mood
Self confidence

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