Centre for Continuing Education

Mindfulness Course

Psychology. Explore the human mind.

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We live in an increasingly busy world. With the speed of technology, our lives are moving at a rapid pace. However, with this speed there can be an increase in stress or anxiety so ironically, we need to learn how to slow things down. This course will teach individuals how to live more mindfully. That is, how to enjoy the present moment, free from stress or worry. This course is particularly relevant for those people that are juggling busy careers and lives in general.


This course aims to teach you how to ‘disconnect’ from the chaos of life and ‘reconnect’ with yourself. You will learn how to slow things down through choosing to live mindfully and be given tools that you can apply for stress-free living.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Investigate the nature of the human mind & the importance of training our brains.
  2. Increase awareness of their daily routine and learn how to come off ‘autopilot’.
  3. Strengthen their capacity to manage stress.
  4. Identify why mindfulness meditation works (looking at the neuroscience).
  5. Enjoy an increased sense of wellbeing and balance.
  6. Develop an ‘attitude of gratitude’.
  7. Develop a greater sense of connection, meaning and purpose.


Session 1

  • Recognising the present moment
  • Looking at the neuroscience

Session 2

  • Examining the role of stress
  • Mindful communication

Session 3

  • Looking for the good
  • Making mindfulness a part of your life

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for those seeking to slow down the chaos of daily life and live with more joy. It is appropriate for anyone who is busy and knows, deep down, that they need to make a positive change.

As the old Zen saying goes, 'You should aim to meditate for 10 minutes a day. And if you are busy, you should meditate for an hour'!!

Delivery Style

This course is delivered in both a one-day format, as well as three 2-hour sessions over three weeks. The content does not very between formats.

Participants will learn through a variety of methods including:

  • Meditation practices
  • Visualisation practices
  • Self-reflection activities
  • Group discussion and activities
  • Practical tools that they can use in the class and ‘take away’ with them.


A presentation will accompany each topic. Self-reflection sheets will be handed out during class.

Recommended Reading

Harris, D. 2017, 10 % Happier, Hodder & Stoughton, London, UK.

McKenzie, S. 2015, Mindfulness for Life, Exisle Publishing, Wollombi, Australia.

Mumford, G. 2016, The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance, Parallax Press, Berkeley, USA.

Wax, R. 2016, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Penguin Books, GB.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • The trainer knew their subject well - It was a well-presented course which would be useful for everyone. I really enjoyed it.