10-week accredited short course
This is the online version of the popular Mindfulness for Everyday Living taught course, which aims to combine the theoretical and scientific aspects of modern mindfulness with the development of mindfulness practices to benefit the experience of everyday life.
Mindfulness is fast becoming a mainstream, recommended approach for improved health, well-being and performance in the Western world. It has applications for general self-development, specific clinical concerns and/or spiritual growth.
Through the practice of meditation and "in-the-moment" techniques, mindfulness cultivates in us the ability to free ourselves from our habitual responses. The result is that we are increasingly able to think, feel and act with a new sense of clarity and purpose in both everyday and major moments of life.
This course provides you with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness remotely and benefit from online face-to-face interactions with the tutor and other students if desired.
Spring - Monday 8 January 2018 - Monday 12 March 2018 (Booking closed)
Summer - Monday 23 April 2018 - Monday 25 June 2018
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Completely flexible as the programme is delivered entirely online.
Online live sessions will take place on Monday evenings, 18.30 - 19.30.
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|Requirements||Participants will need access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet or similar Internet connected device. To participate in the optional weekly live sessions headphones and a webcam device may also be useful.|
- Learn at your own schedule and pace.
- Login and learn from anywhere with Internet access
- All students will be given access to the online virtual learning environment (Moodle) to access
the course resources and activities, for the duration of the academic year.
- Optional live "collaborate" sessions led by the tutor. These sessions will take place on Mondays 6.30pm - 7.30pm, for 10 weeks each term. You can engage with the live sessions to the degree that you want to. The sessions will be recorded and available for the remainder of the academic year.
- There will be a variety of guided audio mindfulness sessions in mp3 format that students can access.
- Accreditation for the course is available if desired (requires the submission of a 2000 word reflective assignment)
Areas of study
- Fundamental mindfulness practices - breath, body scan, sitting meditations, non-attachment, mindful movement
- Fundamental qualities of mindfulness - non-judgement, acceptance, non-striving, beginner's mind, non-attachment, letting be
- Definitions and history of mindfulness
- Benefits of mindfulness
- The biology of mindfulness
- The psychology of mindfulness
- Mindfulness and emotions
- Transpersonal and transcendental mindfulness
- Mindful moments in everyday life
Dean has delivered a range of Mindfulness programmes for many years and is keen to help people benefit practically from a deeper understanding of this subject area. He is currently researching aspects of teaching and learning in mindfulness and is looking forward to reaching a wider audience courtesy of this new online programme.