Mindfulness in the Secret Garden

Ref: C3840867

See the world again through "the eyes of a child". A sense of wonder provides a base of security which can help you deal with life's adversities. This delightful garden will hold out a hand to you and lead you, if you will allow it, to a new understanding of yourself, other people and your purpose in life. On the way you will also discover how everything in the garden has a purpose, working in harmony with other species to create the splendour of life as we know it. Course tutor, Lucy Page, qualified in counselling in 2004 and has been helping people to get in touch with nature for therapeutic purposes since 2006. Be warned that the garden is beside a busy road - but the loving care that has gone into its creation and tending more than makes up for this! The course may be 5 or 6 weeks long. If we have sunny weather at the start we will make the sessions 30 minutes longer and just have 5 sessions. There is more about the course on www.ecotherapy-liverpool.co.uk

Course aim

To learn or expand your practice of mindfulness, being led by the inspiration that the garden provides.

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:

  • Practise several mindful techniques, including breathing and chakra cleansing and record your progress.
  • Celebrate your inner child by producing a riddle, poem, short story, picture or journal piece.
  • Discover at least 5 ways plants and creatures are living in harmony in the garden.
  • Share in pairs or small groups whatever is helpful to you along the way and provide a safe space for others to do the same.

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
  • Keeping a journal, however brief, of your practice will be helpful.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Meditations will be done on seats and a wooded area without seats. A small mat will be provided but you could bring a fold up chair or cushion

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
  • Travel directions will follow on www.eco therapy-liverpool.co.uk

Download full course outline

Mindfulness in the Secret Garden Course Outline

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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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