Our drop-in, low-cost clinics are run by experienced and caring practitioners:


Acupuncture Drop-In


Tuesday 11:15 - 18:15

Thursday 14:00 - 18:00

Saturday 13:30 - 17:30

Fees £15-£35

Please arrive at least 1hr before the clinic is scheduled to finish


For Bookings & Enquiries please contact  01273 220159   or Email us info@tolcentre.com

Classes & Events


01273 220 159

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We offer a full schedule of weekly classes, along with regular workshops and special events:


 Class Timetable

Workshops & Events

Read more about our wide range of classes and lovely teachers:

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Mindfulness Classes

Nick Diggins is a fully certified mindfulness teacher and he has been practicing Buddhist meditation regularly for 20 years.  He has a passion for sharing mindfulness practice with others and has a warm, friendly, and relaxed teaching style.


He is a very experienced MBSR and MBCT teacher, has taught more than 50 mindfulness courses, and has also successfully  completed a thorough five-year MA training at Bangor University, in Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses (with Distinction).


As part of this training, his teaching has also been rigorously assessed and he has been awarded a Certificate of Competence to Teach Mindfulness Based Courses. He is an Associate Teacher for Bangor University, and he also has an Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills.


Nick follows the UK network of Mindfulness-Based Teachers “Good practice Guidance for Teaching”.


At present Nick's courses are being taught by Dr Carolyn Drake and Annie McAuley in his absence. Carolyn and Annie have worked with Nick over many years and are both highly experienced teachers and practitioners of mindfulness. You can read more about them here: https://www.lovemindfulness.co.uk


For course bookings and enquiries, please contact Carolyn and Annie via the Centre on 01273 220159 / info@tolcentre.com

With Nick Diggins, Carolyn Drake & Annie McAuley

Class Fees & Dates

Free Evening talks  

Thursday 25th April 2019


Introductory evening (free of

charge & no booking required)


Next 8 week course: 

Starts Thursday 2nd May 2019 7:30pm - 9:40pm weekly

£175 (£125 concessionary rate)


You are encouraged (where possible) to attend the free introductory talk to meet the teachers, learn more

about the course and have any

questions answered.


Next 4 week Graduate course:

Starts Thursday 4th July 2019

7:30-9:30pm weekly

£95 (£65 concessionary rate)

A refresher course for anyone

who has previously attended

an 8-week mindfulness course



To Book

Call: 01273 220 159

Personal Website

Mindfulness Classes



Free Talks

FREE talk on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Thursday 25th April 2019


All welcome - no booking required


Course Testimonials

Testimonials from participants on Brighton Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Courses led by Nick Diggins


"The MBCT course with Nick was,  for want of a better word,  ‘life changing’.  It has given me the tools to overcome negative thought patterns and find an inner peace which I hadn’t found before. I can’t recommend the course enough.”  Lou


“Thanks so much for the course-it’s really made the difference between coping at work and not coping. And actually I feel a lot more focused and in control than I have done for many months.”  Sarah


“Thanks for the wonderful leadership, sensitivity and humour. Life changing for me"



“Nick has changed my view on life and what its all about!! – that’s a pretty big statement, but I mean every word of it. I’m a normal young woman who wanted to find some peace within myself and to keep my anxiety’s at bay, I was rushing through Life so quickly that i was missing it and Nicks teachings have helped me tremendously.


Some people in the world, just ‘get you’ and Nick is one of those, his understanding of how the human mind/conscious works is unbelievable and fascinating. He seems to find it very easy to put you at ease and to ‘hear’ what you are trying to get across, even if you are like me, someone who hasn’t got the most eloquent vocabulary! Nick would always hit the spot with his answers and never Fob you off.


I couldnt wait to get to each class every week and to put into pratice what we had learnt that week..I plan to try and continue to ‘be here now’, ‘remember my breath’ and be ‘mindfull in everyday life’…I feel Nick has helped me to not miss anymore of my life! Thankyou Nick”  Donna


“Thank you for such an absorbing and uplifting course, I really enjoyed it.”  



“Nick Diggins is an expert MBCT teacher. His personality lends itself to teaching gentle, attentive self-inquiry.  He helped me open the great door into the present moment.”



“I can’t begin to tell you how much I am enjoying your course. You are a truly inspirational teacher. The feeling in that room on a Saturday is so wonderfully healing. I’m sure it’s possible to practice mindfulness simply by reading the books of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams etc., but I’ve come to realise that being expertly taught in

a group environment brings the practice to a whole other level and deepens one’s commitment to the moment-by-moment journey of mindfulness. I feel I’ve particularly benefitted from the verbal interaction that you gently encourage in your group sessions and I can’t thank you enough for the natural empathy you bring to the group. Like a lot of men, I’ve always been a hesitant about joining groups, feeling that the group situation is not my natural domain. But you seem to have an amazing ability to make everyone in the group feel welcome in a way that makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable

experience. To be honest, I was expecting a solemn, heavy-going eight-week course. Instead, I’ve encountered a group situation that has been immeasurably enriching but also greatly enhanced by laughter from time to time. It’s not been heavy-going at all. Actually, it’s been a sheer joy. As one session ends I’m already looking forward to

the next one. Sincerely, I feel blessed to have you as a teacher.” Jon


” . . . I also wanted to say again how much the course has helped me.  I just feel so different and can cope with so much more now without getting nearly so stressed.  I have manged to do either the sitting meditation or body scan every day since the course except Christmas day when I just managed the breathing space!  I’ve also used the coping breathing space coupled with the “lake” which I’ve found really helpful when things get tricky – and its made such a difference. So thank you SO much once again, its really changed my life!!”  Pam


“Some things from the course really stuck with me.  It was a bit of a catalyst. The course allowed me to reconnect with my true self and my true path and I feel things have really opened up since. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the part you have played in my journey.”  Alice


“As a participant on an MBCT course with Nick Diggins, I learnt to look at my experiences in a different way. The eight sessions of the course were taught in a thorough and developmental way, at the end of which I felt able to create a program for future use in preventing relapse into depression. '


''Nick made me feel ‘emotionally held’ within the group. He helped me to clarify and validate my feelings. Nick enabled me to look at my thoughts, feelings and actions in a more skilful way. Through Nick’s guidance, I learnt to identify ‘early warning signs,’ and to put in place strategies for coping, and to construct a personal ‘relapse prevention plan.


Being empowered to relate more mindfully to my experiences instead of running on automatic pilot, I felt in control and responsible for my choices. I learnt the advantages of a regular meditation practice, and the ‘Breathing Space’ has become a device which I can apply at any given time. I have experienced the feeling of liberation that accompanies acceptance, and how to distinguish between thoughts and facts, which helped me through a particularly difficult stage of ‘cancer phobia.’ I am handling my feelings of agoraphobia in a positive way and can now go out alone. Nick has helped me to make radical changes in my attitude about depression and anxiety.


In my opinion, Nick is an excellent teacher who responds to individual needs within the group. His timing allows individual exploration without impinging on other participants’ time. He moves on very smoothly from one group member to another, allowing each member to feel important and heard. I would recommend anyone who would like to take part in an MBCT course to do this under Nick’s guidance, as the benefits I have gained are immense.”   Anna


“Thank you for providning and teaching such a wonderful course. Thank you for your tuition and individual attention . . . I think the fact that we enjoyed it so much is indicative of your skills as a teacher. You have an empathic, genuine and congruent way that is detectable before you even speak a word. Your explanations and metaphors brought the knowledge home in a really enjoyable way. In addition I thought the handbook and audio materials were excellent and I know I will use the CDs for a long time to come.  You are a great and inspirational teacher and I will be recommending your course to my friends and colleagues. I can always tell a great meditation teacher because my heart beats more slowly in their presence and that is certainly the case with you. I will always remember your words of wisdom.” Rich


“The MCBT course with Nick was for me a challenging time.  Challenging in that it gave me a different perspective; what I was doing wasn’t working so doing more of it (as it were) wasn’t ever likely to get me out of the dark place I was in.  Even just being able to accept myself, here and now, ‘warts and all’, initially felt like a major hurdle.  But…and it’s a big ‘but’ ….Nick is an excellent teacher and guide.  He coordinated a very diverse group with sensitivity and integrity.  Nick teaches from the heart, not the text-book.  And although I can’t report a ‘miracle cure’ (do such things exist?! ) this course gave me insight and, on a practical level, tools to help me on my journey.  I still use the CDs he prepared and read the course handbook from time to time.  So – highly recommended.  This course really could change your life! ”    Kathy              


(All testimonials quoted with permission)

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8-week course: Thursday 2nd May 2019



Your Teacher


Nick Diggins

Carolyn Drake Annie McAuley

Currently Nick's course is led by:  



Dr Carolyn





4-week course: Thursday 4th July 2019



Graduate Mindfulness Course for previous students