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Welcome to Ashley Lodge - Mindfulness and Coaching

Latest news - Mindfulness course update

I’m pleased to announce my first public six-week mindfulness course starting on Tuesday 25th February, 6.30pm at the Caesura Centre in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. To find out more please visit:

As a trained mindfulness teacher and a qualified coach, I offer a range of courses for individuals, businesses and educational settings to support wellbeing, mental health and personal development.

Click on the tabs above for more information on mindfulness courses and/or coaching. Contact me to find out more or discuss your specific requirements: or call on 01865 586050.

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Mindfulness is best defined as “... paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (Jon Kabat Zinn)

Through a mixture of psychological education and learning both informal and formal practices (meditations) we can start to become calmer and more focused. This helps create more resilient individuals who can deal better with life’s ups and downs.

The form of Mindfulness I deliver is a workplace adaptation of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). This was co-developed by Prof Mark Williams who founded the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) at the University of Oxford.

As a trained Workplace Mindfulness (CMI recognised) teacher I have seen first-hand how the practice of mindfulness in the workplace can help people. It’s been proven to have positive impacts on: stress, anxiety and low mood; attention and focus; cognitive flexibility; working memory; concentration; listening skills and productivity.

The results of a cohort of 200 people doing my six week mindfulness course show a 41% drop in anxiety, a 22% drop in stress and a 21% increase in attention in their self-reported data before and after the course.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have a great set of academic articles showing the efficacy of mindfulness.

To find out more about the on-site Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy (MBCT) courses I offer click on the Mindfulness tab in the menu bar above.

A photo of Ashley leading a mindfulness session.


Coaching is a form of professional and/or personal development in which the coach supports a client or learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by using tools and techniques based around open-ended non-directive questions.

The benefits of coaching are manifold; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).

I am an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 5 Qualified Coach and have experience both with coaching professionals within business settings and working with individuals on their own personal development goals.

Coaching can be done in your workplace or at a mutually convenient location.

To find out more about how coaching could help in your business or educational setting click on the Coaching tab in the menu bar.

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