Meditation and Mindfulness

Ref: C2338148

We will experience a wide range of meditation and mindfulness themes. We will consider which of these are relevant to us individually for our own practice and what we discover about ourselves. A personal journal is an option that reflects our journey of beginning meditation and the mindful way.

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 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 be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

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 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?

  • You may like to bring a personal journal

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Meditation and Mindfulness Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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