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The School of Mind

Meditation Centre offering Guided Meditation Courses and Self-Hypnosis Workshops in North London and South Devon
1 Victoria Road, DartmouthOpening at 13:00Open today until 20:00Opening at 13:00 tomorrowOpening at 09:00 tomorrowOpening at 09:00Open today until 17:00Opening at 13:00 on MondaySorry, we're closed
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Afternoon Group Meditation Workshop (Saturdays)


If travelling to Dartmouth on a weekly basis is likely to be problematic for you, or if time is of the essence, this course makes complete sense: A whole afternoon devoted to learning relaxation, meditation techniques and mindfulness.

We believe in a no nonsense approach to learning the art of...

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Posted on Jan 9, 2019


"One of the most impressive research studies I have come across was a small experiment looking at a group of people taught to meditate over a three week period. Using a specific gene marker to measure the inevitable ageing process, they discovered that the med...

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Guided Meditation Five Week Course


It’s what and how we think that creates our problems. Sometimes we are calm, at other times, we are restless. In the extreme, our thoughts are like a team of wild horses, galloping out of control.

When we learn how to gently rein in, an overly stressed or wayward mind, we take charge. This can ...

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First of Five in the Green Room, The Flavel, Dartmouth:

Our first five week Meditation Course begins 5 February 2019 @ 5:45 pm (hourly sessions) You can enrol via Email: Or Call now.

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Posted on Jan 2, 2019


In his capacity as a teacher and trainer, Philip Whittingham has been helping people, for the vast majority of his working life. Philip trained and qualified in London (1998) as a Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapist. Since that point in time, he has empowered many indiv...

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Posted on Dec 31, 2018


So, the alternative, to seeking control, is to yield and simply stop. When there’s nothing happening we give our minds the opportunity to reboot. Allow yourself to find a calmness, where you just know, there is nothing you need to be doing right now. Later, your enthusiasm, wi...

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Posted on Dec 30, 2018


Our school promotes a relaxed and informal environment where people from all walks of life can come and learn all about meditation. Through experiencing guided meditation you will gently become aware of a beautiful, if not slightly wayward, young mind. The only question yo...

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Posted on Dec 29, 2018


What is a free mind? And when a mind is truly free what do you imagine it could achieve?

Scientist and philosophers have posed this question in numerous ways in the past, and their conclusions, have of course been based on the understanding and knowledge of the ...

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Posted on Dec 29, 2018


The self-help phenomenon was kicked off by a gentleman called Samuel Smiles, and it still stands to reason today; if you want to change your world (the world), it starts with you.

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Meditation and Self-Hypnosis Courses

  • Afternoon Group Meditation Workshop (Saturdays)

    Initially your expectations and goals will be discussed. To set the mood we will then run through some simple relaxation techniques. The importance of how we must sit, so that we remain alert whilst comfortable, is then covered. A firm cushion and mat will be provided. A simple 'breath awareness' exercises will be experienced to round off this section of the afternoon. During the second half of the course you will be gently introduced to varying techniques to promote increased mindfulness. Time and weather permitting, this will include a 'walking mindfully' exercise, alongside a beautiful stretch of the river Dart. During the afternoon, should any concerns or misgivings arise, as a consequence of your meditation experience, it will be your teacher’s responsibility to place your mind at ease. All in all our aim, is to create a solid and secure grounding, for you to build upon, in your future daily, meditation practise. A no nonsense approach to being fully engaged with life.
  • Five week course

    Each week, for five weeks, you will spend one hour in the company of our trainer. Over this time you will be taken from the very basics, through to developing a meditation technique, most likely to be of the greatest benefit to you as an individual. Establishing excellent grounding, for your future daily meditation practise, is our aim. When placed securely on the right path, fully aware of the importance of self-nurturing, you will be sufficiently empowered to improve your well-being and quality of life.
  • Self-Hypnosis Workshop

    What do you need Hypnosis or Meditation? During a meditative state, we seek to raise our conscious awareness, so we may better understand the nature of our thoughts. Hypnosis differs in some respects to this. Even though the word hypnosis originates from the Greek word hupnos, meaning sleep, we must not confuse it as such. Whilst 'under' hypnosis, we are in fact wide awake. All that has altered is our state of mind. This altered state concerns the bypassing of consciousness, so we may open the mind sufficiently, to gain access to our unconscious processing. It is often our unconscious beliefs and understandings, that directly conflict, with our conscious desires. As such, learning the skill of self-hypnosis, awards us the ability to directly alter those things that unconsciously hold us back.

About the school

The School of Mind (a division of The Freedman College) is based in Dartmouth South Devon, also offering training, in North London. The school specialises in meditation classes and self-hypnosis workshops. 

It is now well understood how the power of meditation can help us in our everyday lives. From reducing stress, to releasing many of the worries modern day life can bring, we will help you train your mind in methods established thousands of years ago. 

During the very first session, you will experience a brief history lesson, devoted to understanding the origin, of these ancient ways. You will then be gently introduced to meditation, bringing the mind into the present moment, through correct posture and breath awareness. 

How far you choose to advance and explore meditation and self-hypnosis techniques, will be entirely, up to you. Initially, group sessions of guided meditation will be recommended, before being offered the opportunity for more advanced training in self-hypnosis techniques.
The school has been recently established, as a division of The Freedman College, by the author and former Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapist Philip Whittingham (DCAHyp). Philip closely adheres to a number of Buddhist beliefs and philosophies, yet believes the art of meditation, can never be tied to any specific religion. He remains passionate about imparting the knowledge and wisdom he has gained from over twenty years of study. 

Currently we have a myriad of valuable life skills, and self-help techniques, available to us all. Skills and techniques, that have empowered many individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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1 Victoria Road
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:1:00 – 8:00 pm
Tue:1:00 – 8:00 pm
Wed:1:00 – 8:00 pm
Thu:1:00 – 8:00 pm
Fri:1:00 – 8:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 5:00 pm