Centre for Continuing Education

Mindfulness Course

Psychology. Explore the human mind.

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 is sometimes an increase in stress or anxiety. Ironically, we need to learn how to slow things down.

This course will teach you 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 juggling busy careers and lives in general.

Aims

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 can be applied for stress-free living.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • investigate the nature of the human mind & the importance of training our brains
  • increase awareness of your daily routine and learn how to come off 'autopilot'
  • strengthen your capacity to manage stress
  • identify why mindfulness meditation works (looking at the neuroscience)
  • enjoy an increased sense of wellbeing and balance
  • develop an 'attitude of gratitude'
  • develop a greater sense of connection, meaning and purpose.

Content

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

  • Anyone seeking to slow down from the chaos of daily life and live with more joy.
  • 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

Delivered in both a one-day format and a three-session format (2 hours per week over three weeks). Course content does not vary between formats.

You will learn through a variety of methods including:

  • meditation practices
  • visualisation practices
  • self-reflection activities
  • group discussion and activities
  • practical tools that you can use in the class and ‘take away’ with you.

Materials

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

What to bring

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes (preferably long pants). Please bring a towel or a blanket for the meditation practices.

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.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Mindfulness Course

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What others say.

  • A great course by a knowledgeable and friendly instructor. I loved the mix of theory and practice.
  • The trainer knew their subject well - It was a well-presented course which would be useful for everyone. I really enjoyed it.