Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (Evening)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Victoria House 30-Sep-19 TBC Monday 18:30 - 20:30 £89 £28

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The course is for everybody who wants to feel calmer, more in control and ultimately happier in life. This will be achieved by learning mindfulness practices like awareness of breath, body scan and more in the class room and at home. Individual inquiry and group reflections will form an essential part of the course. The learning will be supported by print handouts and digital resources like audio guidance from a range of mindfulness teachers.

The content of the course follows closely the mindfulness based stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. New topics like mindful communication, mindful living, form part of the up to date curriculum.

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.

What topics will I study?

  • Awareness of Breath
  • Body Scan
  • Sitting Meditation (Mindfulness of sounds, thoughts, feelings)
  • 5 Senses Practice
  • Mindful Movement
  • Body Posture
  • Definition of Mindfulness and other forms of Meditation
  • Being Present
  • Pleasant/Unpleasant Event Diary
  • Triggers and Impacts of Stress
  • Interconnectedness of body and mind
  • Habits, Habitual Thinking Patterns
  • Responding versus Reacting
  • Kindness and Compassion
  • Scientific Evidence of the Benefits of Mindfulness
  • Ethical/Spiritual Considerations
  • Life Choices
  • Mindful Eating
  • Mindful Communication
  • Information regarding resources and groups, retreats in Devon

What are the entry requirements?

A willingness to practice at home, an interest in your wellbeing, a wish to explore and reflect on the workings of the mind/body.

What facilities are there?

Class room facilities. Hot and cold drinks are available from Costa in the tower building.

What can the course lead on to?

Feeling happier, more joyful, creating a more meaningful life, being present, appreciation, kindness, care and compassion for self and others, increased ability to deal with life challenges, feeling deeply resourced and authentic.

Once you have completed the course you can continue your practice independently at home or participate in weekly/monthly mindfulness groups and retreats.

Are there any additional costs?


What do our students think?

Life changing, feeling so much better prepared to deal with stressful situations, responding instead of reacting has been hugely important to me, freeing to observe my mind, I am feeling much more connected to my body."

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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