Mindfulness for everyday life
‘Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Break away from the cycle of negative thinking, critical thoughts and anxiety about the future. Over three sessions you will learn how to live in the ‘here and now’, as you step out of your normal thinking, giving you the opportunity to see the world around you differently.
- To understand what mindfulness is.
- To be aware of the benefits of mindfulness practice.
- To learn different mindfulness practices and to understand how they can be incorporated into daily life.
“This course is extraordinary. The tips are really simple and they made it really easy to remember and mimic at home. I never knew mindfulness could be so powerful.After taking this course, I started noticing whole buildings I’d never seen before! There have also been times when I have felt so relaxed from doing the exercises, I managed to meditate without even realising I was doing it; so they really do work. Afterwards, I always feel calm, relaxed and clear headed" – Louisa, student and volunteer
Mindfulness is beneficial for most people’s mental health and wellbeing. However, there are some circumstances where using, or learning to use it may not be and you should consider this before signing up for this course.
The key consideration are mental health challenges where someone is experiencing psychosis or dissociation – this is when you may be feeling ungrounded and not fully in touch with yourself or your surroundings.
Just as swimming is a valuable life skill, we wouldn’t begin the practice in the deep end of open or turbulent water. We would start in the shallow end, with a teacher and progress to more challenging situations gradually. The same is true of mindfulness. We recommend that if you are feeling not fully in touch with yourself or your surroundings you discuss the appropriateness of mindfulness with your health care professional in the first instance.
As this is an online course, please prepare by:
- Using a notepad/paper and a pen during the session
- Using a PC, tablet or any mobile device to access Zoom via the link in the email. If you are using a tablet or phone, you may need to download the Zoom app.
- Using the link 5-10 minutes before the course is due to start to ensure that Zoom is working. Once you have logged in, you will be sent to a waiting room, where the tutor will acknowledge you and let you in to the main room. Please refer to the Zoom guide on that will be sent in the next email
- Reading our Zoom guide for more information about how to make the most out of the session and for technical support
For everyone’s safety, please ensure your display name on Zoom matches the name used to register for the course. You can watch this video on how to change your on your PC, tablet or mobile device ahead of the course. Tutors are unable to accept anyone on the course whose name does not match the list of attendees and for ease of access, we would advise all students to do this before the course is due to start.
It is important that all our students complete the course evaluation, and a link will be sent to you. The tutors will explain how to complete them during the session.
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Therefore places will be limited and all students will be required to pre-book in advance. Students who have not booked their place will not be able to access the zoom classroom.
For further information or queries, please contact the College on 01442 864966 or firstname.lastname@example.org