A very interesting course. Content was good and I think will be invaluable going forward with my existing PT clients. Also looking forward to attracting and working with meditation clients.
Caroline Bannatyne (Level 3 Personal Trainer) | September 2019
The course was very interesting with very valid points and techniques. However, as it is something new to me, I do feel I need more practice before going further.
Peter was very helpful throughout the whole course.
Camila Rodrigues (Level 3 Personal Trainer/Sport and Exercise BSc.) | September 2019
Really enjoyed the course as someone who’s starting to enter the world of fitness qualifications. From a personal side I found it extremely helpful helping me understand my personal issues and I’m really looking forward to seeing how this helps me handle my anxiety moving forward.
Ruth Bolam | September 2019
I felt the course covered everything thoroughly and clearly.
The learning pace was great and I feel I would be able to pass on meditation and mindfulness techniques to clients confidently.
This will really enhance my business offering.
I would be very interested in further learning with MPT.
Miranda Rayner (Level 3 Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor) | September 2019
Excellent course. Really looking forward to putting what I have learnt into practice.
Meditation Personal Training Course completed and what a lovely city Norwich is. It has been a couple of tough years with my mother’s illness and then her passing away in April, along with a few mental health issues I never thought I would have (cliche!), but I sincerely hope I never stop learning.
I woke up today knowing that Mindfullness and Meditation is the best thing I have ever done to relax and relieve stress. (Alongside physical exercise). There are often so many “chattering monkeys” in my head I cannot switch off. I now have a method to do this. But also to be happy, you need to have clarity over what makes you happy and unhappy. And then act on it. (What is “self?) I intend to do my first ever mindfulness meditation session on my own this afternoon at 2pm. As this is just the start, I am genuinely excited to see where this new journey will take me.
Simon Partridge (Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach) | September 2019
Exceeded my expectations.
Peter was an excellent instructor, always able to answer any questions.
Good balance of practical and theory.
Philip Hillman (Pilates Instructor) | September 2019
Excellent course for myself and clients. Enjoyable, thorough and informative.
Will definitely help my clients de-stress and improve quality of life.
Patricia Tambini (Personal Trainer) | September 2019
Great course, plenty of information and very practical.
I would greatly encourage you to take this course.
Stuart Jamieson (Personal Trainer) | September 2019
As a Personal Trainer, Coach & Trainer of Personal Trainers, I left the course with 3 major conclusions:
 Learning to meditate properly will serve me greatly,
 Being able to teach meditation properly will hugely impact others, and
 That any Personal Trainer serious about really wanting to help their clients will consider attending this course. The course is truly excellent!
Darren Tebbenham | June 2019
As a Personal Trainer Lifestyle Coach, this was a fabulous course and Peter shared his knowledge and experiences so well, so engaging and learnt so much. The clarity between mindfulness and meditation has never been clearer and the benefits of both and how they can be used with my clients, to help them get breakthroughs- awesome. The layered model that Peter teaches throughout the course is very simple to use, explain and very powerful.
I would highly recommend this course, not just for my clients but for myself as you truly get the benefits of the practical sessions and to have the skills to be able to still my over active mind, and to get clarity about things, was well worth the price of the course in itself.
Lorna Third | June 2019
As a level 3 PT I found this to be so much more than a PT bolt-on. Stimulating and thought provoking, I’m so glad I found this course and would recommend to anyone in the field of fitness and well-being.
Hazel Wallace-Williams | June 2019
Wow, this course was amazing! I am a Level 3 PT and it is great to have so much scientific credibility. This was the missing part of the puzzle for me. I am so pleased to have done this. So much to take away and use with all my clients. Very excited!
Tracy Frost | May 2019
An excellent course. I came in having only experienced meditation through an app. I came away from this course with a more simplified and effective method of meditating for myself, as well as the confidence to teach it to others. I also gained a deeper understanding on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness beyond the mainstream.
Daniel Chiechi | May 2019
I’ve read many books on meditation and have been practising at my local Buddhist Centre for a while but feel this course has really got home to me the practice of meditation, why it’s important to do, and how to do it well.
Simon Clohessy | May 2019
A really informative and enjoyable course. Peter is an amazing teacher and after attending the two days, I absolutely understand and grasp the concept of Meditation Personal Trainers. This course is an absolute must for any Level 3 instructors and trainers who wish to offer something different and rewarding that adds value to the physical training we already offer our clients.
Sally Goddard | May 2019
Thanks to @meditation_PT for a fantastic session, guiding all of the @Tiger_Eye_UK team through #meditation and #mindfulness this afternoon. Some really simple techniques to help us all find a little more peace and quiet during the day. #wellbeing
Georgina Rouse @RouseGeorgina | February 2019
Really enjoyed the course. It was a totally unique, refreshing take on meditation. I really understand the training and the delivery method. It most definitely is modern meditation and very practical. I can already see how this will benefit me and I look forward to sharing with clients. Peter is a great teacher, I have learned alot, especially about the differences between different techniques and history. I have never had meditation explained to me so simply and Peter did a great job at dispelling myths and common perceptions. This truly is a skill and a tool for modern life. Thank you!
Claire Maw, Meditate Maw | January 2019
Peter very good at explaining the how and why we need to do each aspect of the process in an easy way to understand and grasp the concept.
Thomas Murphy | January 2019
A vital piece in the jigsaw to attaining good health and fitness — great course, lovely location.
Daphne Graham | October 2018
Fantastic course. One of the best courses I’ve been on. Well presented and fun.
Karen Makinson | October 2018
Started the course a bit sceptical, but now leaving happy, energised and eager to improve my meditation and spread the message! Thank you Pete!
Jess Szczodrowski | October 2018
The MPT course is a fabulous way for PT’s to offer something a little more holistic: a way of addressing mental health as well as physical health. Peter’s knowledge about meditation itself is fascinating, and the method he has created to bring meditation into the 21st century is practical and doable. Over a 2 day course he conveys his step-by-step MPT system to PT’s giving them a simple, highly teachable structure which they can take away and use on their own clients. Brilliant!
Liz Shaw-Kritsoli | September 2018
What an AMAZING course! I have been a fully qualified personal trainer for 10 years now and to now have the skill to be able to meditate for me is incredible, I cannot wait to be able to pass on this skill to my clients. Cannot recommend this course highly enough.
Keeley Smith | September 2018
My name is Liz Shaw and I run Shaw Lifestyle, coaching exercise, nutrition and stress management. I completed a 6 week meditation course some years ago, and thoroughly believe in the value of meditation for stress management. I have been looking for some time for a way to teach meditation myself, and came upon the MPT course pretty much by accident. The course has more than met up to my expectations.
Peter conveys his knowledge and understanding of meditation, and also (importantly) clarifies the difference between meditation and mindfulness. He then presents his own method succinctly yet clearly, whilst showing his overwhelming passion for teaching MPT, and his belief in its merits. He gave course participants the knowledge and confidence to move forwards with his exceptionally well structured and thought out technique.
I feel more than ready to embrace his method for my own practice, and excited to then move forwards and teach it to clients who I am confident will benefit massively from it.
Liz Shaw, Shaw Lifestyle | September 2018
I am the founder of the G.M. YOGA Studio in Bourne End, Bucks. And wanted to learn to teach Meditation so I could offer more to my clients. After much difficult searching for a suitable non-religious Meditation training provider, I found Peter who runs Meditation Personal Trainers.
This course was wonderful. The course and venue were both very relaxing before even doing any meditation. Peter explained and demonstrated the techniques in an easy to understand way which left me feeling relaxed and confident moving forward with my own practice and teaching others. I can highly recommend Meditation Personal Trainers to anyone who wants to learn about teaching and/or practising meditation.
Gabriella McMahon, G.M. YOGA | June 2018
I was recommended Peter by a friend and went in with some significant doubts. I had always viewed meditation as a religious thing, with chanting, orange robes and all that.
I am very pleased to say that what Peter teaches is nothing like that. Peter teaches a clear, simple technique which has already had a significant positive impact on my life. I left my first session with a real feeling of “there might be something to this…” – A feeling which has only since grown into a fully fledged belief in the power of meditation.
Peter is an excellent, and very knowledgeable, teacher. He truly understands not only meditation but the realities of meditation for the average person. I struggled with a particular aspect of the meditation and as soon as I explained the issue to Peter, he knew exactly what we could do to work around this problem and his solution was perfect. He is kind, understanding and leaves you feeling that he truly cares about your meditation and health.
I only wish I had tried meditation sooner, I have found that I’m now more able to control my own thoughts, more able to assert myself in order to avoid stress, and more able to deal with that stress which is unavoidable. It has improved my mood, my focus and my motivation and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
If you have any doubts or reservations about meditation, please try this. Peter is an excellent guide and his technique is easy, and very quickly effective.
Chris Barker | June 2018
As a newly qualified PT I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn practical, evidence based stress management techniques that the Meditation Personal trainer course provided. Having provided workplace wellbeing in previous employment roles, it is great to now be able to combine my personal training knowledge with this REPS endorsed course that I can use as part of my workplace wellbeing package (the CPD points were a pleasant bonus, but I would have done this course without them).
The course instructor took the time to answer the many questions that we had, and gave practical demonstrations and offered followed up support. Very enjoyable course. The venue was great, particularly the amazing garden space and warm staff. Definitely worth the trip to Norwich!
A great course based upon knowledge and experience. Worth doing for any PT or instructor looking to give their clients more than the usual physical training. I have found since doing the course that clients love and ask for meditation as part of their training programs.
Andre Martey | May 2018
I wanted to offer my clients more than just the physical aspects of training, and doing the Meditation for PT’s course with Peter Francis was exactly what I needed. Not only did I learn how to get my clients meditate, but I also learnt the joy of meditation for myself. The course was well structured and there was plenty of opportunity to practice both to meditate and to guide others to meditate. I highly recommend this course for any trainer looking to give their clients all the tools they can to train.
Mike Somerset, Jinja Body Fitness | May 2018
I started my practice of meditation with Peter 5 years ago.
Along the way, I tried different techniques and found this to be the one that works best for me, not only as a relaxation technique, but as a very powerful tool for effective decision making.
Peter is an extraordinary teacher. A natural motivator, very experienced meditator, genuinely focused and concerned about his clients. He is a true believer in people.
Before meeting him, I would see my life as a collection of old faded pictures, an amalgam of events in which I had poor control. Somehow, most of time I felt too late to catch my train of opportunities. I had to run.
With the unfolding of this practice this perception has changed completely. I’m more secure, focused and determined. The best way to describe it is with the following analogy: life changed from feeling like this collection of blurry pictures into a very vivid movie. In this movie I’m not only living it, but also directing it, writing it and playing the soundtrack at the same time. I still have my moments of challenge and drama, but there’s a different understanding of them. Besides, what great movie hasn’t got them? The train of opportunities now slows down as I walk firmly towards it.
This meditation makes life multidimensional, multisensorial, extremely real and meaningful. It puts you in the right place, at the right time and most importantly being aware of it. What a wonderful tool to give someone facing the experience of being alive. Thank you so much Peter!
Ana Pereira | May 2018
I began meditating out of curiosity. Not sure what to expect or what I hoped to achieve; quite simply 2 friends had offered glowing reports after starting it, and suggested it might be good for me. Peter Francis was the person teaching them. And though curious, I approached meditation with a little scepticism, perhaps associating it with a particular lifestyle or personality to which I didn’t identify. Now, almost 5 years later I wish I had tried it sooner.
Peter Francis is a great teacher. Smart, curious, thoughtful, extremely clear, practical and with the firm belief that anyone can learn to meditate. I have tried other approaches to meditation but find Peter’s technique and style to be the best. His approach is to give you a simple tool which improves your life. His method is easy to follow, easy to maintain and build on, and very effective – rapidly.
By learning to quieten the mind, you end up with better perspective, memory, humour, patience, sensitivity and greater energy. Less frazzled, less overwhelmed. Decisions happen easily, confidently, without anxiety and second guessing. The doubtful voice we all hear in our heads, the chaotic chatter… it fades away.
It’s a really, really good thing. And Peter Francis is the man to go to learn it. You shouldn’t even be spending time reading this – just book an appointment!
Stephen Beane | April 2018
Peter offers a no-fluff simple and effective approach to meditation that is simple and easy to follow and then practice on your own. It really helped to reduce stress and get me to relax and deal with the pressures of running a business. He is highly experienced in what he does and have heard nothing but high praise from everyone else who has attended his sessions. I would highly recommend going for a few sessions at least.
Karen Black, HubbFizz
I began meditation sessions with Peter Francis just over eighteen months ago. Having attended meditation classes in the past I always knew I wanted to do incorporate meditation into a daily routine but had never felt able to with the techniques I’d learnt. I am happy to say that since working with Peter there have been very few days in the past year and a half when I haven’t meditated.
Peter’s teaching approach is excellent because he takes time to talk to you to find out what you need from meditation. He then prescribes techniques for you as an individual. Its great working with Peter because his main concern is to help people fulfil their own potential.
Meditation has changed my life, and this is not a drastic statement. I have had long term health problems with depression and anxiety, part of my issue was that I did not feel capable or worthy to successfully develop my career in the arts. In the past year I have begun to work seriously on my personal progress as an artist, including organising two exhibitions of my work and applying for (and getting) jobs I never thought I could because I didn’t have the confidence.
Perhaps the biggest gift Peter’s guidance has given me is the ability to think clearly. Anxiety is such a horrible illness and when it takes hold you can feel utterly helpless. It’s like your mind prevents you from doing anything and has this nasty grip on you both mentally and physically. When I started meditating a strange and brilliant thing happened, that helplessness started to lift. Now when I get into what I call the “anxious mind loop” (where you keep going over and over the same situation or problem in your mind), I can break that loop and sensibly look at the problem to find a solution.
I am so pleased to have met Peter. His teaching has provided me with the understanding that I can be a happy and strong person. Once I didn’t believe that was possible. Now meditation is a part of my daily routine, I would even say that it’s a pretty awesome life style choice.
Jenny Swindells, Artist and Designer
I have always been somewhat prone to stress and anxiety and had considered trying meditation in the past. The straightforward techniques that Peter has taught me have been hugely effective and I would recommend him to anyone. I look forward to my 20 minutes of peace and relaxation every day, feel happier, healthier and more equipped to deal with whatever life throws at me.
Iain Tibbitt, Financial Adviser at Tailored Solutions
I have met Peter on a Norwich Kitty Business Networking event and at that time I was looking to learn meditation. I was at a beginning of starting up a business and felt a lot of pressure and confusion and frustration. Before the session with Peter I always thought that meditation is practised by airy fairy hippies and never thought much of it. Then I came across yoga where I learned that correct breathing can help to calm your mind. From then onwards I was interested to learn proper meditation rather than the classes which they go on forever or even the so called meditation CD’s which I found irritating to listen to.
When I attended my first session with Peter I felt that he provided the answer and the key to unlock the secrets to proper meditation. I felt very comfortable and on my first session I attempted to meditate and I managed to experience it! Peter is very professional and he guides you through step by step with your training until you achieve full meditation which is a thrilling and amazing experience all together.
I am since hooked on it like an addict and my mind is now a lot clearer I am lot more confident to say “no” to negative and irritating people and walk away without feeling guilt. I also change my business approach and like before little things stress me out and kept my mind working overtime, now I am a lot calmer and positive therefore I can see things clearer so I don’t stress out. People closest to me have also noticed that I am lot more relaxed, smiling and enjoying life with ease. I keep up with my daily routine and Peter has change my life completely!
Kristina Fields, Owner & Founder of Zingyberry
I have been introduced to Peter about a year ago after I suffered a major crisis in my life that caused me ongoing anxiety and mood swings. At that point I needed to decide to either medicate or meditate to redress my fragile mental state. Luckily I opted for meditation and with Peters help and guidance I managed to steer through the worst of it.
Peter has a very unique ‘no-nonsense’ approach to meditation, which I found very appealing. He certainly has a wealth of experience to draw from and is a very dedicated and caring mentor. Over the past year I have referred him to many of the people I know and would urge you to give him a try as well if you like to make some noticeable progress in your own mental/spiritual development.
TF Martial Arts Instructor and Author
This is a testimonial for Peter Francis whom I have meditated with on several occasions. I have attempted meditation many many times of the last few years previous to meeting Peter and got pretty much no-where, other than frustrated. I must say that after only a couple of sessions with Peter I was there! So so pleased I went as it has got me right back into it and I am feeling the benefits not only on a mental level but oddly enough on a physical level too.
So many many thanks Peter as I could not have done it with out you! I will of course come back to see you periodically to make sure I am advancing at a good pace.
Maria Whitbread, Inxbox Norwich
Running two businesses is stressful, taking up a lot of energy as well as time. In fact I was very reluctant to see Peter for my first meditation taster session based purely on the hour I would be giving up! However, it was probably the best hour I have ever spent out of my business as it persuaded me to attend regular sessions which in turn has reduced the stress levels and increased productivity. I would not hesitate recommending meditation with Peter Francis at the wonderful Elements of Health venue, if you’re in business your partners and customers are bound to notice the difference in you too!
Paul Rudd, Founder of the Norwich Kitty Networking Group
I’ve just had a session with Peter Francis, meditation trainer. That was one of the deepest and most relaxing moments I’ve ever had.
It was like floating…no, being floated in the air without your own energy. Safely and calm, with mind turned off. With calmness (does that word even exists?) and peacefulness around you.
What’s more, Peter is teaching how to do it by yourself, what is actually pretty easy to master. Doesn’t really matter what kind of stress your are involved with. This will relax you to the limits!
Peter Burgraf, Lyoness Norwich Manager
I have played with a few variations of meditation over the years mostly, when I practised martial arts in my late teens. But once I started running my own business at the age of 23 I found that I was “too busy” to find time pah… meditating. It was all go, go, go, full guns blazing, it’s time to take on the world and provide the best service possible!
There was always more important things to be focusing my attention on. And being very passionate about what I do it isn’t hard to fill my time with exciting new ventures, plans, courses or simply things to do on my ever increasing “to do” list!
I knew all the benefits of meditation but started to find it increasingly hard to “switch off” after a busy day motivating and coaching other people plus finding time to get back to emails and calls and getting little jobs done. And I was aware that my increased adrenal and cortisol levels were sometimes preventing me from resting and sleeping effectively. I was also finding that this state of mind was interfering with my ability to prioritise and I was focusing my spare time on either distracting from feeling overwhelmed or inefficient behaviour confusing activity with accomplishment! Well the end result after several years of this was “burn out” and adrenal fatigue!
I slowly got myself back on track and a big part of that strategy was calling in Peter to give me a meditation technique that suited me. I knew that 20 minutes of meditation was like getting hours of quality sleep but I was struggling with the meditation versions I had tried in the past and knew Peter had tried many variations and practical applications and that I would find something that worked for me without all the nonsense to go with it.
The technique Peter gave me was very quick to use and certainly a no nonsense strategy of meditation which fit me perfectly. As a busy guy I like to be able to justify my time and I found that within just a couple of practise sessions I was sleeping better, more focused on the important things, felt more relaxed and had a better quality of energy.
I have since found that my use of time is far more purposeful and less avoidance meaning that I get more done in less time. Something I’m sure that most people would benefit from! And as a result I have no problem finding time to meditate if I feel I need to plus have more time for other things that I want to do.
In a nutshell Pete gave me some great techniques, guided me through the process very professionally which impressed me (especially thinking that I knew it all) and his follow up sessions surprised me still with extra gems of useful guidance. I got my money back from the three sessions I had within one week simply from being able to focus my attention on the high return important jobs to do!
I also find that now being a competitive boxer competing every few months and training very hard in between I have my best weeks of training when accompanied with some short meditations and better quality down time. Not to mention make better decisions in the way that I choose to respond to stressful situations whether at home, play or work.
Thanks Pete, it was just what I needed.
Mark Bone, Founder of Lifestyles for Living