Meditation and Mindfulness

Ref: C3671114

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators too, and will cover a range of meditation, relaxation and visualisation techniques and models from a range of international and cultural sources. The techniques you will learn are not based on any particular religious practice or specific spiritual teachings, but are drawn from various traditions from around the World.

Course aim

To provide students with the skills and knowledge of a range of meditation-based models and techniques from a variety of cultural sources and to apply these models and techniques for the improvement of health and well-being.

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:

  • 1. Identify a range of meditation techniques and models, and have a basic understanding of their origins, uses and practice.
  • 2. List at least two personal benefits by experiencing, practicing and using some meditation techniques and models
  • 3. Participate more confidently in group learning, sharing and relaxation activities
  • 4. Utilise some meditation techniques and models into daily practice for the improvement of general health and well-being

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 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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Meditation and Mindfulness Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

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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