10-week accredited short course (online)
This course 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 meditation 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. Meditation cultivates in us the ability to free ourselves from our habitual responses to think, feel and act with a new sense of clarity and purpose in both every day and major moments of life.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
This course will not be running in the autumn term.
The topics you will cover on our Mindfulness for Everyday Day Living will help you to develop your understanding of the subject and how to apply this to day to day life. You will also cover topics such as:
- Definitions of mindfulness
- History of mindfulness
- Types of mindfulness
- Benefits of mindfulness
- Mind-body interactions 1 (body)
- Mind-body interactions 2 (mind)
- The stress response
- Thinking, feeling and doing habits
- Attention and Perception
- Flavouring our experiences
- Transpersonal development
- Expanding awareness
- Reflective practice
- Student reflections
- Future directions
- Longer periods of mindfulness, retreats, fasting, pilgrimages, etc
Dean is a teaching fellow in the Centre for Lifelong Learning who teaches a variety of mindfulness, psychology and coaching courses and modules. He has been a tutor at the centre for 10 years, teaching on the open studies and certificate programmes.
With a background in Psychology, Dean has taught at a variety of high school, post-16 and adult education institutions, in a variety of roles, including being a consultant in a large academy group. From the basis of his own mindfulness practice, he has long been active in teaching and coaching for health, wellbeing and performance.
Find out more about Dean on his staff profile.
Applications are currently closed.
Studying online is a great way to learn at your own schedule and pace. This flexibility allows you to log in anywhere with Internet access and access our online virtual learning environment (Moodle).
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.
There are also 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.
Other benefits of studying online include:
- 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)
Hear from the tutor, Dean Howes.
5 October 2020
Level: Short Course, 10 credits at Level 4 (requires submission of reflective assignment)
Length: Minimum 10 weeks, but can be flexible (part-time)
Venue: Distance Learning, Online
- Your own pace
- Revisit material