Find out what we have got planned over the next few months

Meditation for Rebels


Ever tried meditation but ended up feeling that you can't do it right, or not managed to stick with it? Then this course could be for you!


Meditation for rebels is a practical, experiential, course designed to help you find what works well for you as an individual and to discover the best ways to establish and maintain your meditation practice. Through encouragng personal empowerment, incorporating concepts and activities from Positive Psychology alongside mindfulness meditation in a truly holistic approach, we aim to boost the benefits for health and wellbeing.


You will:

  • Identify your individual area of health for focussed attention 
  • Discover your unique balance of character strengths and how you can use these to both support meditation practice 
  • Understand your individual blocks, attributional style and mindset to increase self-awareness and for personal development 

Working with small groups in a relaxed environment and informal teaching style, Maggie creates a safe place to meet like minded individuals, share stories and most importantly - have fun! After the course is completed, there will be opportunities to attend regular follow up sessions to maintain progress and connections if you wish.


Some comments from previous participants include:


"I feel that my approach to life has improved drastically. Instead of talking about things I feel more able to make chabges especially in my approach. I feel more relaxed and in control of myself. I feel less judgemental of myself and others."


For dates of the next course and further details, please ask Maggie





Upward Spirals Foundations of Health Course


2017 saw the first Upward Spirals Foundation Course launched in Jan. which proved to be a real hit! This is an experiential and practical introduction that integrates all aspects of the programme and is recommended for Positive Health Plus Ambassadors and those who are interested in making positive changes in their lives.


The course consists of 5 2-hour sessions run over an 8-week period: 4 weekly sessions, a practice period of 3 weeks, followed by a master class on week 8. Measures are scored pre and post course to evaluate outcomes and provide information for marketing purposes.


Course feedback

"Really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone looking for an introduction to positive psychology. helped develop skills to use in every day life when feeling stressed, anxious or with sleep problems."


"The information as at times surprising and I am left with the feeling that changes are very possible. I take away the feeling that lots of small changes could make a very big difference in the lives of many people."


"The Positive Psychology has helped me to move forward. I was feeling stuck in my life and in a negative frame of mind."  


"I found the course enjyable and informative. It has helped me to focus on relaxation and the Headspace app for meditation. I feel a lot calmer. The character strengths were interesting to find out about myself hich I have used to help me move forward."


Evening and daytime courses are available and next course dates will be set according to interest and availability. The course fee is £80, payable in advance on booking: (Ambassadors will receive a 10% discount).


For full details and to book your place on the next course, please contact Maggie.

Nature asTherapy Day

Saturday 12th August 2017

The Brampton Museum, Newcastle, Staffs.


Experiencing ‘nature-connectedness’ can have a profound effect on psychological health and wellbeing. Counsellors and therapists use ‘walk and talk’ to support healing in clients and for themselves, but anyone can do it!


Discover this unique approach of combining Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation and Nature with Maggie Bevington in beautiful surroundings at the Brampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, including sensory garden, wildlife pond & aviary.



10.00              Introductions and connecting with nature meditation

10.30              The Upward Spirals Programme for health and wellbeing – How Positive    
                        Psychology and nature can support healing and personal development 

11.30               Morning break

11.45               Nature-connectedness activity

12.30               Mindful lunch/ Awe walk

 2.00                Mindful lunch/walk feedback

                        Views of nature; Sensory awareness activity  

 3.15                Afternoon break

 3.30                Nature as shared therapy

 4.00                Summary, feedback and evaluation      

 4.30pm          Close


The cost is £40 per person (payment is required on booking). To book a place contact Lesley Bailey on 07702 311037 or email


Nature as therapy is an experiential workshop and an opportunity to strengthen your connection with nature to support health and personal growth. Below are some comments from previous participants asked what they enjoyed most from the day:

"The mindfulness nature walk. Maggie's research and insight...having time to relax. It was all very inspiring."

"The meditations....Discussing the senses and how much joy they bring us. Felt very relaxed and content throughout."

Lots of things that I woud never have thought of alone."

"Very relaxing and informative day."

"It's all been lovely; lots of things to take away and think about."

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Healthy Mind, Happy Body


New Year’s resolutions are often about losing weight but many of us fail to lose weight, or keep it off long-term.


Upward Spirals (US) has developed a unique approach: looking at the whole picture – mind and body – and discovering what works well for each individual rather than a one-size-fits-all solution (that doesn’t work for many).


You don’t have to be struggling with weight issues to come as this is also a ‘preventative’ course to help you and those you love regain or maintain a healthy weight!


Five 2-hour sessions, run over 8 weeks, daytime and evening classes available according to interest.  Special introductory rate: £60 pp - ambassadors 10% discount


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Contact us

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

T: 07823 771637



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Useful links

Check out our monthly blog at the Positive Psychology People 


Find out how to make some time for yourself at The Restful Mind


Give happiness a helping hand at Action for Happiness and Authentic Happiness




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