Introduction to Mindfulness- Taster

Ref: C3676171

This session is a taster for the 6 week course, during this session you will learn about mindfulness and find out more about the course; An Introduction to mindfulness & meditation Over the six week programme you will try out a variety of meditation practices including seated meditations, lying meditations, light mindful movement, body scans and vibrational meditation using Tibetan singing bowls. Mindfulness is known to reduce stress and anxiety and help us to build our resilience. With practice it improves our relationship with ourselves and with others. You will learn how to turn off your “doing mind” and turn on your “being mind” you will discover where this ancient practice came from and how we can use it in our modern busy lives to find peace and happiness. Our sessions are relaxed and informal, with plenty of time for discussion and reflections.

Course aim

The aim of the taster is to give you an introduction to the 6 week programme to see if this is right for you. You will learn about mindfulness and practice some short meditations, you can then decide if you wish to progress to the course

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • State what mindfulness is
  • Practice a guided 3 minute meditation
  • Breathe to make life easier when my stomach is tied in knots
  • Choose a mudras or hand position that works for me when meditating

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Introduction to Mindfulness- Taster

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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