Weekly Drop-in Classes

My intention is to make mindfulness and meditation accessible and enjoyable. Classes are relaxed and informal and start with a guided meditation to help you come into the present moment and re-connect with a sense of calm. I then offer a teaching, focusing on a different aspect or skill of mindfulness each week and then we close with another meditation which allows us to practice or reflect upon what we have just been learning about.


Classes cost £8 or £5 with an About Balance Karma card. You can book via the About Balance website or just drop-in and pay on the night. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience and a warm welcome awaits you.

"David's approach helps you keep a positive attitude towards your life," Tina "Fascinating, fun and insightful," James
"I highly recommend this class," Gemma

Growth, Transformation & Healing
Thurs 26 Sep to Thurs 31 Oct

Tickets available: https://www.aboutbalancebrighton.com/events-and-workshops/Now in its fifth year, this ever-popular self-development course explores how mindfulness can put you on the path to growth, transformation and healing. It will help you to understand what mindfulness is, to experience and evidence its benefits for yourself and to develop a whole new tool kit to take into your life after the course has ended.

Mindfulness offers a way of understanding yourself by becoming aware of what is happening in our bodies and minds in the present moment and, whatever is happening, choosing not to judge this and instead just being with and accepting it. When you become aware of the present moment, you gain access to resources you may not have realised were with you all along: a stillness at your core, an awareness of what you need and don’t need in your life that’s with you all the time. This is a simple, yet profoundly powerful practice which encourages us to develop our own self-awareness and to realise how our relationship with our mind can impact upon our lives and what we can do each day to actively transform this.

  • “It was an invaluable course and the best money I have spent in a very long time. I could not recommend it enough!” Sophie
  • “It was a great course. Really interesting, very intuitive and it has definitely made me want to learn more and to make changes to my life.” Leah
  • “It was such a subtle yet powerful journey and I now can't imagine my life without these ancient, yet ageless, insights & practices.” Flow

The course draws on Buddhism, psychology and neuroscience, and uses teachings, meditation and group sharing. It offers a powerful and potent way of looking at ourselves alongside practices which help us to:
  • develop our capacities for self-awareness and self-regulation
  • improve our focus and concentration
  • learn how to deal better with anxiety and stress
  • and how to bring greater peace, ease and wisdom into our lives

Throughout the course, you will receive weekly guided meditations, notes summarising each of the classes, exercises to try at home and a reading / resource list. Each course has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants. To secure your place please book on line with About Balance or you can pay in person at the About Balance reception.
  • “Made a difference in my life. I’m more aware and more connected!” Brandia
  • “Fascinating, in-depth and essential.” Helen
  • “I really enjoyed being in such an inspiring group of lovely people.” Tina

Testimonials From My Previous Courses

“I found the course very accessible. Everything that was taught was easy to grasp and actionable and I also really liked meeting such a variety of lovely people. From the second week onwards I started to notice a change. It felt like a crackle in my brain which has continued to get stronger. I feel I have a new set of skills that make me feel better and that I can utilise each day. I have really found this course so beneficial”.
Julie
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“Many of the concepts and practices resonated strongly with me, like loving speech and deep listening, knowing that it’s not our fault, learning about our evolutionary negativity bias, the reassurance that we all suffer from negative thought patterns, and the reminder to drop into our bodies to investigate what’s actually going on in our bodies. I also found the neuroscience fascinating and was quite surprised by this”.
Hannah
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“I really enjoyed the course. I found the content interesting and well paced and I really liked the meditations. I definitely feel calmer and happier since the course, I’m more aware of my thoughts and more able to make a conscious choice about whether to follow them or not, and I found the work around dealing with strong emotions, although challenging, was really valuable”.
Kate
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“David offered a fantastic course. It was well informed and very accessible. I had no previous experience of meditation practice before the course, but I was made to feel very welcome and have learnt so much. I would (and have been) recommending this course to anyone who wants to enjoy their life more and reduce their stress. Great learning experience and something that I will continue to practice. An essential life skill!”
Pip
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“I really enjoyed the course. It felt very safe to say how you felt and to ask questions. I felt I came to terms with some things and learnt how to control my mind a bit more. I meditated a lot during the course which I really enjoyed and felt the benefits. David is very caring and humble which are the best qualities in a teacher. He explained things well and in depth. I got a lot out of it and am very glad I did it.”
Kirsty
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"I really enjoyed the combination of both Buddhist philosophy and modern psychology / science. I also really liked getting different tasks to do each week, not just meditations but exercises to use in daily life which I found very useful to practice. I was made to feel very comfortable within the group and felt over the course of the 8 weeks I was becoming more focused and was bringing the practice into my life more."
Corinne
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"The course was well thought out with practical exercises and it felt relaxed and personal. It allowed for students to discuss the teachings and I have been able to develop an understanding of mindfulness which has allowed me to bring it into my daily life."
Nigel
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"I felt I learned how to live more in the moment and to spend less time organising or planning activities for the future. I particularly liked the practice of observing and labelling thoughts as this allowed me to begin to detach myself from my thoughts and to build and develop a sense of kindness both towards myself and towards others."
Elena
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“I very much enjoyed the course and found David to be both sincere and calm; he facilitated it well, the structure was good and I found the information really interesting. Thank you David.”
Michael
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“I really liked the size of the group and the mix. The location worked well for me, also the time and duration. I will take away a great experience and loads to reflect upon. Many thanks David. Your course has provided lots of food for thought and challenged me (in a good way) again and again. Thank you!”
Daniela
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“Class size and venue was just perfect, with good introduction and scene setting at the first session. This helped get us started on a journey and build the team and group rapport. This provided a beautiful, kind, caring environment that allowed people to share and grow and David’s role in facilitating this is remarkable.”
Garry
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“I appreciated learning more about meditation and being sent meditations to practice between sessions. I enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. I got reinforcement and confirmation of things I already practice and believe, but also a widening of these beliefs and I learned more about myself.”
Rosemary
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