Ref: C3677865

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We all know that meditation and mindfulness practice can benefit our wellbeing – yet how many of us have been able to commit to regular practice – have even told ourselves ‘I can’t meditate’? On this 6 week course you will have the opportunity to explore the practice and benefits of meditation and mindfulness in more depth. Each week, you will explore and practice different types of guided meditation (e.g. sound, colour, mindfulness, mantra) to enable you to consider your preference. It is hoped that, as a group, we will share our experiences and embed at least 15 minutes a day of meditation into our lives in between sessions. You will be encouraged to keep a journal and reflect on your progress (or lack of progress – there will be no judgements in this group.

Course aim

Exploring Meditation and Mindfulness. A light hearted opportunity to explore and practice a variety of meditation techniques alongside the practice of mindfulness in every day life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the main benefits that meditation and mindfulness practice.
  • Outline the purpose of meditation/mindfulness in effecting change in our lives.
  • Reflect upon my own personal experiences of incorporating meditation/mindfulness in my life
  • Know where to access information from a variety of resources for further exploration
  • Create an action plan to move forward and embed my experience into everyday life.

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to practice different meditations in between lessons and reflect on your experience of doing so along with informal discussion with your fellow students/tutor.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • If you enjoy the course it is hoped you will have opportunities to progress your practice with either the WEA or other meditation teachers/providers.

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This course is currently full.
Join the waiting list to be notified if any places become available.

Waiting List 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 student privacy notice

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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