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2017 Platz 2 SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste Taschenbuch Sachbuch


März 2017
Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben von Dr. Patrizia Collard ist auf Platz 2 der Spiegel-Bestsellerliste Taschenbuch Sachbuch.

2016 Tibbs the Meditation Cat: Mindfulness for Kids


Tibbs the Meditation Cat: Mindfulness for Kids
by Patrizia Collard (Author), Philippa King (Illustrator), Max Eames (Foreword), 2016

Scientific evidence supports the view that mindfulness helps us improve our attention-spans, gain a greater sense of self-control, and develop a stronger sense of resilience.

There’s a strong sense that mindfulness might also contribute meaningfully to young people’s wellbeing, resilience and character-development. In addition to assisting with the acquisition of a number of skills and capabilities, it’s considered that mindfulness might also serve to raise educational standards.

So, what exactly is it that has caused so many of us – even all-party government committees – to stand up and take notice? After all, mindfulness can be a big word – and a big concept – for many of us to take to heart.

With kids, especially younger kids, it’s enough to say that mindfulness is about awareness. It’s nothing more than noticing our present-moment feelings, our thoughts, and how our body feels.

Even more exciting, pretty much anybody can learn its basic principles. It’s not the least bit necessary to know one jot about the historical developments and the links to meditation – or to study the emerging body of research that seeks to explain the ‘science’ behind the timeless principle of mindful awareness.

With regular and shorts bursts of practice, you’ll find that ‘being mindful’ amounts to a set of simple techniques that soon become second nature. Eventually it’s easy to go back to that ‘place’ of focus – and kids of all ages (maybe you include yourself in this category) can learn to do this entirely of their own accord, just like Tibbs the Meditation Cat!


2016 Platz 2 SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste Taschenbuch Sachbuch


Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben von Dr. Patrizia Collard ist nun auf Platz 2 der Spiegel-Bestsellerliste Taschenbuch Sachbuch.

2016 Book review / Rezension: Patrizia Collard, Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben

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Nur zehn Minuten täglich für ein entspannteres Leben!

Patrizia Collards neuer Ratgeber “Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben” zeigt uns, wie einfach wir durch tägliche kleine Übungen unseren Alltag verändern und mehr Ruhe und Gelassenheit erfahren können... weiterlesen


2016 Patrizia Collard, Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben


Patrizia Collards The Little Book of Mindfulness ist bei Heyne Random House nun auch auf Deutsch erschienen mit dem Titel:
Patrizia Collard, Das kleine Buch vom achtsamen Leben
10 Minuten am Tag für weniger Stress und mehr Gelassenheit


2016 Vienna new course: Let go and Be


New Course starting in October (taught over two week-ends and an extra practice day in December, covering the material developed initially for MBCT and MBSR in addition to other helpful Self Compassion practices).

Training Language: English

Subject: Let go and Be
(Managing the experience of being alive with all its challenges through the power of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion)
This course will offer you the possibility to learn and fully inhabit your self, to let go of fears as much as possible and to create the SELF that will stand strong even when the going gets rough.

DATES (Vienna): 15&16 October; 19&20 November, Tag der Stille 18.12.2016
Start: 11.00 am  Finish: 17.30 pm

Course fee: 580,- Euro  Early bird: 510,- Euro (has to be fully paid by Sept. 15th)!
Details at

Should you experience financial restrictions please write to Dr. Collard at and we will find a way.

2016 New course: LiveYourLife


This course is designed for indiviuals who wish to explore the possibility of change and freshness in how they are presently living their live.

Dr Collard's personal message:
Have you ever wondered about what your life is really about? What keeps you getting up in the morning (or not)? Have you identified what your purpose, your roles, your joys may be? I recently had a lovely conversation with one of my sons who is in a creative profession and loves it, but also has to do some other activities, maybe less satisfying, in order to support what he really feels called to do. As a mother I am very pleased to see that at least in this respect he follows in my footsteps. Being flexible and open-minded is one of the keys.
I have created a one-to-one course of 7 coaching sessions which include interventions and practices to help you stay focused, resilient, mindful, compassionate, flexible, curious and creative. The sessions can be arranged to fit your time frame and can be taken in person (London or Vienna) or via Skype. The goal is to learn and really 'LiveYourLife'. Time and venue are flexible.
Should you be interested, please email me at

7 Coaching Sessions (1.5 hours each)

11/2015 UPDATED DATES for Mindful Self-Compassion 2016


20th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February, 24th February, 2nd March - 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Sessions 1-6)
5th March - 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm (half day practice)
9th March, 16th March - 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Session 7-8)

Details for this course can be found on our websites:
(More courses to be confirmed.)
   2015 We’re very pleased to confirm the following course dates for 2015/16


9-13 September - MBCT Teacher Development (Part 2)
16 September (1st of 9 dates) – Mindful Self-Compassion (see course details
for full list of dates)
21 September – Evening Meditation
26 September – CBT Elements in MBCT
3 October (1st of 5 dates) – Introduction to MBCT (see course details for
full list of dates)
21 October – Evening Meditation
11 November - Evening Meditation
7 December - Evening Meditation
13 January 2016 - Evening Meditation
20 January 2016 (1st of 9 dates) – Mindful Self-Compassion (see course
details for full list of dates)

Details for all these courses can be found on our websites:
(More courses to be confirmed.)
   2015 The Little Book of Mindfulness #1 Best Seller in Spirituality


'The little book of Mindfulness' has reached No1 of Top Ten Bestseller
Spiritual Books on Amazon for the fifth time in 2015. (August 2015)

   2015 Meeting at the House of Lords


Dr Collard was recently invited to attend a meeting at the House of Lords
chaired by Lord Stone of Blackheath entitled: ’Mindfulness – Where to go next?’
(A Dialogue for Key Leaders in the Field of Mindfulness and Meditation).
The meeting was highly informative and inspirational, and it was decided
that the members present would reconvene several times a year in order
to try and introduce Mindfulness into more elements of society, from
schools and universities to hospitals and prisons. (July 2015)

   2015 The Little Book of Mindfulness #1 Best Seller in Spirituality


Dr Collard’s ‘The Little Book of Mindfulness’ is currently (January 2015) the
top Best Seller in’s ‘Spirituality’ charts

The Little Book of Mindfulness by Dr Patrizia Collard #1 Best Seller in Spirituality

The Little Book of Mindfulness by Dr Patrizia Collard

   2014 We’re very pleased to confirm the following course dates for 2014/15


Evening Meditation:
29th October 2014
10th December 2014

MBCT Teacher Development – Part 1:
21st-25th May (London) 2015
25th-29th June (Nottingham) 2015
17th-21st July (London) 2015

MBCT Teacher Development – Part 2:
9th-13th September (London) 2015

Details for all these courses can be found on our website:
(More courses to be confirmed.)

   2014 15-16 March 2014 CBT and Mindful Movement (Teacher Development – Part 3)


Please note the following change to the course entitled:  CBT and
Mindful Movement (Teacher Development – Part 3 Module). Namely,
the venue has now changed, and the course will be taking place
at our London venue in Honor Oak Park, SE23.
    2014 Lecture on Mindfulness by Dr Patrizia Collard


In this half-hour long lecture, Dr Collard discusses the use and benefits of mindfulness in maintaining a healthy way of life. Published on Jan 13, 2014


    2013 MBCT Teacher Development - Part 1


2-6 May 2013: Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Upcoming Dates: 18-22 July 2013 - Honor Oak Park, SE23 (London)
Upcoming Dates outside London: 18-22 September 2013 (9.30 am – 6.00pm)
– in Milton Keynes
see workshops


    2012 Introducing My New Website


Dear Friend,

I’d like to introduce my new website !

I hope that you will find my new website both helpful and easy to use.

On this website, you will find:

Information about upcoming courses and workshops.
Resources to help you practice mindfulness meditation yourself.
Rates for individual coaching and therapy sessions.
News and updates about Dr Collard’s practice and the world of MBCT.

Dr Patrizia Collard

    2011 Patrizia Collard: What is mindfulness?


This short presentation attempts to give a brief definition of
mindfulness and its therapeutic uses in coaching and psychotherapy.
Finally it offers a brief practice to follow. 2 May, 2011


Excellent overview. Thank you. I remember the first mindfulness training
workshop I attended of yours at the AREBT conference some years ago.

Thank you very much Patrizia... I really enjoyed, all you had to say and in
the very real down to earth you said it. I hope many will learn from you.
Bless you x

I attended an 8 week experiential MBSR course with Patrizia. I also attended
the mindfulness & neuroscience conference she arranged at UEL. I highly
recommend her as an excellent mindfulness teacher and leading professional
in her field.


Conference presentations 2008 - 2012

Mindfulness at Work, 1st Annual Conference. 10th February 2012, Robinson College, Cambridge UK
Brain based approaches to improving employee resilience and productivity
For more info.
Dr. Collard organised and lectured at “Mindfulness and Well Being: from Spirituality to Neuroscience”
20th and 21st November 2009
at University of East London
About the Conference
Date: 20th and 21st November 2009
Venue: UEL Stratford Campus
Medical and psychological research and interventions have been integrating mindfulness tools since the late 1970s and to date there are more than 900 publications supporting the validity and breadth of this healing approach.
Thus one could argue that the time is ripe to look at mindfulness interventions in more detail and from a number of different viewpoints.
The conference at UEL on 20th and 21st November, 2009 aims to introduce both specialists working in healthcare, psychological and preventative care, as well as interested individuals who wish to inform themselves of cutting edge health interventions, to the field and applications of Mindfulness.
‘When Einstein Met the Buddha
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Coaching (MBCC) and its value in Leadership and Executive Coaching’

Keynotes & Workshops - Executive Coaching
March 13th 2008

Session 2: 12:00-1:00pm (booking code EC2)
Speaker: Patrizia Collard & Gladeana McMahon

Embracing Excellence
International Conference 2008

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Coaching is a powerful new development synthesizing what at first appear to be diametrically opposed philosophies (that of Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching and Buddhism). MBCC improves personal awareness, reduces stress and creates a sense of well-being and personal fulfilment. Research also suggests it increases corporate profitability.

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