Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

The course is for everybody who wants to feel calmer, more in control and ultimately happier in life.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Wellbeing, Fitness and Lifestyle
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Victoria House
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • Start Date 20/04/20
  • End Date 22/06/20
  • Day Monday
  • Times 18:30-20:30
  • Fee £89.00 per term
  • Reduced Fee £28.00 per term
Overview

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.

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

Next steps: 

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.

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.

Facilities

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

Additional Costs

None.

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