DeStress and Relax

Ref: C3674873

Mindfulness meditation is a practice which allows us to be fully aware in the present moment. As our lives become increasingly busy: Mindfulness gives us an opportunity to slow down and notice our senses, feelings and emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them. A regular practice of mindfulness allows us to be more connected to the world around us in many different ways. This course will give participants a firm foundation in using mindful practice in their daily lives. This practice will be supported by the course through regular feedback and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to find their own unique ways of developing a mindful practice in their lives.

Course aim

An experiential course exploring Mindfulness and meditation techniques with the aim of providing participants with a range of exercises to help reduce stress and promote 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:

  • Understand the benefits of mindfulness and be able to give a simple definition.
  • Identify a range of mindful and relaxation techniques that aid with stress reduction.
  • Engage in reflective discussion in a group setting with the aim of furthering understanding of mindfulness and relaxation in our own lives.
  • Develop a Relaxation plan for use in every day 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?

  • 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

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

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DeStress and Relax

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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