Mindfulness and Meditation

Ref: C2338974

On this course we will explore Meditation and Mindfulness from a variety of perspectives. There will be a different theme each week. Including: Looking at how we can use our breath. Aspects associated with the root chakra. The purpose of compassion. Yoga and the breath. Buddhism. Visualisation.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness wit a view to applying this to your everyday life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Connect with and use your breath.
  • Identify specific ways of meditation that work for you in every day life.
  • Practice Mindfulness in your every day life.
  • Understand the purpose of compassion.
  • Define areas of Buddhism relating to Meditation and Mindfulness

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
  • The recording of your Meditation & Mindfulness journey in a Journal.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be time in each class for you to record your journey in a Personal Journal.

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and note book for use as a Journal.

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 with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • This does not lead to a qualification for employment, however, the skills may help you in a work environment.

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Mindfulness and Meditation


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