In the moment seminar
In the moment seminar

About the course

With mindfulness becoming ever more mainstream, we explore what ‘living in the moment’ truly means and how it can aid recovery and promote mental and emotional wellbeing. We will also explore some simple and practical advice to live more presently.

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 helpful and you should consider this before signing up for this course.

The key considerations 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.​

This seminar takes place over 45 minutes in one session.

Entry requirements

This course is free for all Hertfordshire residents aged 18 and over. 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 classroom on any of our face-to-face or Zoom classrooms.

All of our courses will rotate between being delivered via Zoom or in one of our campuses across Hertfordshire. Please check the venue details under the date and time of your chosen course.

Face-to-face courses

If the course is delivered face-to-face in one of our venues, please check our venues page for travel information and facilities. Co-production is at the heart of the college and a vital part of our work includes using your feedback to ensure our courses are beneficial for all. Please allow some extra time to provide feedback when planning your journey.

Zoom courses

If the course you would like to join is being delivered through Zoom, and you are new to Zoom, it may help to consider joining our 'getting comfortable with Zoom' workshop.

For all Zoom courses, 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 name 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.

Further help and support

If you want some help to book this course, or would like to put your name down for a course that's not currently running, please get in touch with us.

Please send us an email to:

info@newleafcollege.co.uk

or give us a call on:

01442 864 966

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