Mindfulness and Meditation

Ref: C2338009

We will examine and experience a wide range of mindfulness and meditation themes and consider which might be relevant and useful to you personally. You will be able to experience relaxing your mind with guided meditation, as well as developing the ability to focus on what is happening within and around us, and we will explore simple ways of including mindfulness in everyday life.

Course aim

To look at a range of meditation techniques and mindfulness subjects which have evolved through different cultures and spiritual practices. Option: to keep a record of our personal journey through making notes in a journal.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • identify my inner state
  • use the breath to relax
  • describe the purpose of meditation and mindfulness
  • recognise mindfulness opportunities in everyday life

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 choose to practise techniques learned in class and feed back on their usefulness to you.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • The tutor will be available for informal discussion if desired.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Continuing WEA Meditation & Mindfulness course. Personal practice.

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Mindfulness and Meditation


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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