Central England College and Mindfulness Now

Delivering the only Mindfulness Based Clinical Hypnosis training course, Central England College and

Central England College is a leading provider of education in Clinical Hypnosis, NLP and Coaching. Also providing the home for Central England Holistic Therapy Centre. For further information about courses please visit http://www.centralenglandcollege.org/

Operating as usual


Strange and beautiful!


Interesting story

Mrs Mary Smith wakes the dockers of Limehouse, London, with her peashooter in 1927. A long vanished job.
When alarm clocks were unreliable and expensive, a knocker-upper was a person whose primary job it was to wake people up. In the 1930s, Mary Smith in this image earned six pence a week by shooting dry peas out of a pea shooter at the windows of employees that weren't waking up in East London. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up.
This very famous photograph captured by John Topham was the first he ever licensed. He sold it for five pounds (a week's wages back then) to the Daily Mirror, and decided to give up his career as a policeman and become a freelance photographer for the rest of his life.

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Photos from Central England College and Mindfulness Now's post 12/05/2023

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved with our Celebration Day at the MAC, Birmingham yesterday! You all made it the special event it was and we are very grateful.
- to all of the speakers who provided such varied themes throughout the day
- to Hannah from Good Vibrations Wellbeing who provided such a beautiful sound bath
- and to everyone who put in such a lot of hard work to bring the event to you (too numerous to mention individually)
- And of course, to everyone who attended!
We're now planning for 2024! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ˜€


Regarding Kelly Birch’s funeral just sharing this information. Thanks


The Mindfulness Now / Central England College team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and new year!
We’re taking a bit of a break over the festive period and will be 'back in the office' on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
Hope you all have a peaceful and happy time!
Warm wishes to you all and thanks for your continued support πŸŽ„πŸŽ…β›„
Nick and the team x

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Great to see our most recent cohort of students having completed the five days of training in London with Tony O'Shea-Poon. Looks as though they had fun!

What a fantastic bunch of participants on the Mindfulness Now Teacher Training course in Highgate, London last week. It was a privilege to teach them and to learn from them too. We had a brilliant time at the amazing Jacksons Lane Arts Centre.

Looking forward to receiving their completed assessments in due course so they can bring the joy of mindfulness to the people they will work with.

I feel so fortunate to do this work.

The next Mindfulness Teacher Training week is at Finchley, North London, between 24th and 28th October. Can't wait!

Tony πŸ˜ƒ


Nick got dressed up to wish you a happy Christmas this year! We think you’ll agree he’s quiet a mover!
And just to let you know that we'll be closing for the Christmas break from midday tomorrow (Wednesday) and returning on Tuesday 4th January.
So, wishing you all a very happy Christmas and healthy and peaceful new year from everyone at Central England College and Mindfulness Now.

Mindfulness Based Clinical Hypnosis Diploma | Mbch 20/12/2021

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Mindfulness Based Clinical Hypnosis Diploma | Mbch The MBCH Diploma. Externally-accredited practitioner training in Mindfulness-Based hypno-psychotherapy, leading to a national qualification awarded by the National Council for Hypnotherapy.


Here's Rachel sending an update from all of us here at Central England College πŸ‘


Meerkat and Nick have had a meeting this morning (taking the social distancing advice very seriously) and have sadly taken the decision that we'll be closing to therapists and clients as from later today.
The college will still be open for business as normal (ish) although this will involve us all doing some homeworking and online work.
Take care everyone and thank you, as always, for your continued support.


With all of the very serious concerns over the COVID-19 virus, our commitment is to fully adhere to the UK Government/Public Health England policy and instructions.

The well-being of our course attendees, as well as our colleagues, is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety, in each of our training venues, has our full attention.

At present our plans are to continue going ahead with all courses as per our timetable but over the forthcoming days and weeks we may well have to revise these plans and postpone courses until later in the year.

We'll keep you up to date as and when things change.

Thanks everyone for your continued understanding and good wishes to you all.


What a fab week we had last week on the Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Training module. A fun time was had by all :)

Rooms to hire 25/02/2020

Are you looking for a room to hire?
Comfortable, private, furnished therapy rooms with full reception service, waiting area and private car park.
Open Monday to Saturday.
Get in touch now for further information or to arrange a visit.
0121 444 1110
[email protected]

Rooms to hire


Happening tomorrow. All welcome. Only Β£5!


Looking for some kind of stress relief? A way to tackle the stresses and strains of everyday life? Then why not try out our regular drop-in mindfulness sessions in Kings Heath:
When? Every Wednesday evening 7.15 – 8.15
Where? 240 Alcester Road South, B14 6DR
Cost? Just Β£5 !!
Previous experience needed? None
Just ring 0121 444 1110 or email us at [email protected] in order to book your place.
Look forward to seeing you!


Happy Christmas everyone and a happy new year too! From everyone here at Central England. Look forward to seeing you in 2020 πŸ‘


Thinking of New Year’s Resolutions yet? Thinking about how you might tackle 2020 with more clarity of thought and emotional resilience and, as a result be much calmer and happier? Then look no further than our regular drop-in mindfulness sessions in Kings Heath:
When? Every Wednesday evening 7.15 – 8.15
Cost? Just Β£5
Previous experience needed? None
Ring now to book your place for the new year!
0121 444 1110 or email us at [email protected]


Ahhhh, the last Group Supervision session of 2019 here at Central England College. Mince Pies out especially for the occasion together with Karen's cake πŸ˜‹


Here's Nick receiving the APHP Chairman's Award from Terence Watts πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸΎ


And the APHP
Lifetime Achievement Award goes to...
Mr. Nick Cooke!

Timeline photos 09/09/2019

As we said on our last post, Central England College was really busy last week, with people attending CPD and course modules. Here are just a few of those happy people at the end of the week :)


Nick is a very happy bunny. Things have been a bit busy at Central England College lately! It's been lovely welcoming back so many people who were taking part in our three CPD days - Self-Directed Neuroplasticity; ACT; and Compassion Focused Therapy - as well as our Mindfulness Learning Pathway Training, AND our NLP module. The place has been buzzing (and the car park very full). Thanks everyone!


Our latest Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy module on the Hypnotherapy Diploma course has been completed by another lot of lovely students. Thanks to everyone who has attended this week. Nick and Rachel really enjoyed your company, wish you well and look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Remember to get in touch whenever you want/need to (y)
Next course will be Mindfulness Teacher Training (July) at the MAC - yippee!!


Our Mindfulness Now Teacher Training course (end of April into May) is now complete (y) and Nick, Aston and Rachel are looking forward to seeing our next cohort of students week beginning 13th May at the MAC.
Our mindfulness teacher training is our most popular course and we're now taking bookings for October and November.
Our course is also delivered in Oxford, Devon and Bristol. Please phone 0121 444 1110 to find out more.

The Mental Lunch Podcast 14/04/2019

Well, here it is! When Nick and Rachel were on the radio talking all things mindful.
Scroll down the page to Episode 19 - Mindfulness Now and the interview starts after the news about an hour in.
A bit of easy listening for a Sunday morning :) Enjoy!

The Mental Lunch Podcast Stu and Henriette host a weekly radio show from South Birmingham Radio talking all things mental health. They pride themselves on being very honest and open to raise the stigma in todays society. Weekly features include Knowledge corner and weekly mental h...


Interested in our Mindfulness Teacher Training? Check this out (y)

Mindfulness Now Intensive 5 day Training course leading to a qualification as an accredited teacher of mindfulness. Courses are held throughout the year in Birmingham, Devon, Oxford, Manchester, London and Edinburgh. Please visit mindfulness.org.uk to find out more.

The Mental Lunch 15/03/2019

Breaking News! :) Nick and Rachel were interviewed live earlier today, on South Birmingham Radio, about the benefits of mindfulness. Thanks to Stu and Henriette of thementallunch.com for inviting them in to talk. We're looking forward to hearing the podcast!

The Mental Lunch


Another Solution Focused Hypnotherapy module gets under way here this morning at Central England College, and Nick is raring to go! Welcome to our new students just starting out with us, those who are part way through their course, and old friends coming back for more :)


Our Blue Sky Mind Mindfulness Classes are held here at Central England College and Therapy Centre every Wednesday evening 7.15 - 8.15
We're still charging only Β£5 for the hour!
All welcome.
Booking / further information via 0121 444 1110 or [email protected]
Look forward to seeing you!


Wishing everyone connected with Central England College and Therapy Centre a very peaceful Christmas and a very happy new year!
See you again on Wednesday 2nd January 🀩


Our final Hypnotherapy Training module of 2019 draws to a close this afternoon and we'd like to wish everyone all the best as you set off to complete your case study and question paper. As always, a really lovely group to work with. And you know where we are if you'd like some support or guidance. Good luck!

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Nick got dressed up to wish you a happy Christmas this year! We think you’ll agree he’s quiet a mover! And just to let y...
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