Meditation and Mindfulness

Ref: C2341826

This course will introduce you to mindfulness meditation. You will have chance to experience many different mindful and other styles of meditation practice. I will hold a non judgmental and supportive space and guide you to find a style of practice that you may like to incorporate into life. You will be invited to practice at home and I will point to resources that you can use outside of class to deepen this work. Using journaling and personal reflection practices you will create a deeper understanding of your practice. We will take a brief look into the science to further aid our understanding of the benefits and encourage a continued practice and look at how the practice of mindful living can aid us in our personal lives and as Thich Nhat Hanh says of meditation how “We keep our appointment with life”

Course aim

In this course will look at and practice a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques. You will learn about the many benefits of a regular practice

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Select a style of meditation that may suit me and explain the reasons for my choice
  • List resources that I can use to start a home practice
  • Describe at least two benefits of a regular meditation practice
  • Explain at least two ways how these sessions might have particular benefits to my own wellbeing

How will I be taught?

  • 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

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
  • To continue this work outside of this class

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Meditation and Mindfulness

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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