What is the course about?
On this 1 day workshop you will be introduced to a range of mindfulness practices including the bodyscan, a breath and body meditation and the 3 step breathing space. There will also be some background theory and space to look at the relevance of mindfulness for people who stammer. You will be given a link to MP3 downloads of practices recorded by one of the tutors and will be signposted to ways to develop a mindfulness practice if this is something you would like to do.
What will we cover?
What mindfulness is
A variety of mindfulness practices
How to practice mindfulness informally
The relevance of mindfulness work for people who stammer
How to take mindfulness work forward if you would like to.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
How to participate in a range of mindfulness practices
How to practise mindfulness informally
Identify the relevance of mindfulness work to stammering
How to take mindfulness practice forward into your life.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for people who stammer. No previous knowledge is necessary although it would be helpful for students to have had some previous speech therapy. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by a specialist stammering therapist who is also a mindfulness teacher, and one of the UK's leading mindfulness teachers.
You will be given access to resources to support you in continuing the practices after the workshop has ended.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Helpful to wear comfortable clothing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
One highly relevant follow up course is the 8 session mindfulness for people who stammer which will take place on Wednesday evenings in the summer term. Information will be given on other ways to develop mindfulness practice.