Courses, Workshops & Retreats

Want to lose ‘should’ for good in your life?

No More Shoulds provides courses and workshops to support you through life’s transitions and undulations.

I’d love for you to join us on a course, workshop or retreat.


8-week general mindfulness course

Learn mindfulness and coping techniques specifically designed to help you find your best self: calm, unflappable and resilient you. Together with a small, supportive group, over 8 weeks you will create and embed a personalised set of lasting habits to find calm and showcase your best self to your family, your friends, your colleagues and, most importantly, to yourself.

The course takes elements of mindfulness, hygge and group coaching to create a unique and transformative experience for every group.

Who is it for?

Anyone – not just mums or parents. Men and women aged 18+, regardless of experience level, are welcome.

What are the core skills we will acquire?
  • Concentration
  • Awareness of our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations
  • How to “be” in the moment
  • How to decenter from our thoughts so we can observe them objectively and with curiosity.
  • How to accept what is, rather than trying to change it
  • How to let go of expectation of what ‘should’ be and of any discrepancy between this and reality.
Course structure

Each session lasts 90 minutes.

PART 1: learning to concentrate and identify our thoughts

Week 1: Identifying automatic pilot

Week 2: Identifying barriers to and challenges with meditation practice

Week 3: Mindful movement

Week 4: Sitting meditation

PART 2: learning to accept and let go

Week 5: Accepting challenge and difficulty

Week 6: Thoughts are not facts

Week 7: How to best be kind to yourself

Week 8: Acceptance and change going forward


  • 4th June to 23rd July (Mondays 8pm-9:30pm except Thurs 7th and 28th June – see Shop) BOOK A SPACE    Standlake Youth Club Hut, Church End, Standlake OX29 7SG
  • 17th September to 5th November (Mondays 8pm-9:30pm including half term) BOOK A SPACE                                Standlake Youth Club Hut, Church End, Standlake OX29 7SG


£150 which includes:

  • 8 x 90-minute group sessions in a cosy location
  • all course materials, including a series of guided meditation recordings to take away
  • development of your personal action plan
  • private Whatsapp group for support and guidance in between sessions
  • follow-up meet one month later
  • hot drinks and biccies

For more information, please do get in touch using the form below.


“Amy is a wonderful teacher, who very quickly puts you at your ease and makes you feel relaxed and safe in your surroundings. Having never done any mindfulness before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found Amy’s course extremely helpful and often very powerful. I have learnt a lot about myself during the course, as well as the need to be kinder to myself as a mum – something which I will forever be grateful for. Thank you so much! ” 

         Chrissie, Abingdon.

I found it brilliant. Really helpful to keep calm, not worry about things and accept any worries that are there. To respond to things differently rather than react. You are a very kind and patient teacher.”

         Sarah, Abingdon.

Amy is an excellent teacher and guide. The course helped me take control when I’m being overwhelmed by my feelings and to take the story out of situations. I now feel calmer and more patient with my daughter and in everyday life.” 

          Lucy, Oxford.

Please do get in touch for more information.