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Overview

Once you have completed our 7 Steps to Health Course, you can then go on and complete our unique one day, one night residential mindfulness course.

This is a free course for anyone who has been affected by cancer and all meals are included during your stay. This course is run from Ardoch House in Gartocharn, West Dumbartonshire. To book you place, follow the link below.

What's Covered

Have you ever wanted to meditate but can’t get your mind to stop chattering for long enough? Led by Edward Reid, this course will give you the tools to implement mindfulness into your daily life, with top tips on how to slow down your thoughts, relax and connect to your fabulous self. No matter what you’re doing, be it walking, eating, relaxing, you can do it in a mindful manner so that you are full present and aware of where you are and what you’re doing. Mindfulness will help you to not over react or be overwhelmed by what is going on around you or within you. You will leave this one day one night course with a sense of calm, peace and clarity.

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Testimonials

I really enjoyed the whole course in general, I felt everything had its place on the course and it was well planned out. Karen Phil & Betty were fabulous and took such great care of us. Also wee Ann and the chef were fabulous. We both left on an absolute high. Thanks again.

The support given by all was second to none all from rainbow valley made me feel valued and important , fabulous group of dedicated people !

This course has opened my eyes to thinking about ‘ME’ putting myself first. Learning new techniques to relax feel good and have laughter in my life again. As a visually impaired person I was included in every session and facilitators took time to look after me. The only thing I could suggest is enlarge written material were possible, I am fortunate to have some very useful sight and can use a magnifier. I really enjoyed watching Dare to bare was emotional but really good to hear how these ladies had the confidence to get up and strut their stuff. Well done to each and everyone of them. I don’t know if you would consider me for this as I am feeling really confident about myself after 7 steps course. I will definitely recommend this course to others. I will speak to my managers and suggest this course for our staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Rainbow Valley for giving me this chance to take part in the course. Also a great big thank you to Betty she is an amazing lady helped relax me also look out for me.

I learned so much about myself and my illness, I also learned about how my life affects my body. Amazing eye opener

I feel I was so honoured to have the opportunity to be enrolled in this fabulous course with my sister. Seeing her and others, joyful and contributing to everything they were asked to get involved in. So much laughs and smiles was contagious.
Everyone was genuinely respectful and supportive to each other to which a strong friendship bond was developed amongst us all and with the wonderful caring staff.
I felt truly I felt truly valued and lucky to have had this opportunity to be part of the Rainbow valley experience and hope it’s not the last xx

 

Our Professionals

Edward Reid

Before appearing on Britain's Got Talent in 2011 Edward developed his one man show around Scotland combining his outstanding vocals with self-deprecating humour and charming banter. It was only a matter of time before something big happened for the Scottish drama teacher who put his unique talent to good use working alongside adults with learning difficulties. Some of his many accolades include scooping Radio Forth's Best Fringe for his one man show 'Living The Dream One Song At A Time' and Bighearted Scotland's Entertainer of The Year. In surviving this journey Edward had to find tools to keep his stress levels down whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism at every event and was introduced to meditation where he found ways of relaxing, dropping all the negative stories he carried about with him. In 2016 he trained with The British School of Meditation and became a qualified Meditation Teacher and now specialises in Mindfulness.

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