Mindfulness Taster

Ref: C3678512

Have you been wondering if you might benefit from a regular practice of meditation and mindfulness? Have you, perhaps, tried before but given up? We probably 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’? In this, light hearted but informative introductory session you will have the opportunity to experience two guided meditations and decide whether you wish to take the (possibly life changing?) step to embed meditation/mindfulness into your life

Course aim

Course Aim: To connect with others and experience, through a light hearted approach, an exploration of the practices of Meditation and Mindfulness as tools for health and wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Outline the purpose of meditation/mindfulness in effecting change in our lives.
  • Reflect upon my personal experiences of incorporating meditation/mindfulness in my life
  • Find information from a variety of resources for further exploration
  • Produce an action plan identifying how I will move forward and embed my experience into everyday life.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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

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
  • Links to recorded examples of meditation practice will be provided by the tutor.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • If you enjoy the session and wish to develop your practice in a supportive group you will be directed to other learning opportunities and courses.

Download full course information sheet

Mindfulness Taster

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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

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