Mindfulness: practice and meaning

Course Dates: 02/11/18 - 14/12/18
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Practise a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques to develop resilience, equanimity and empathy. Learn to focus and apply awareness more creatively, both in meditation and in daily life.


What is the course about?

Many studies have shown that the ancient Buddhist techniques of mindfulness can help people who feel that their lives are out of control, or that they are too busy to really savour their lives. Mindfulness has also been found to be effective in dismantling ‘bad or sad’ moods, and helpful in controlling overwhelming feelings. This course is based around meditation and practical techniques for developing mindfulness and awareness.

What will we cover?

A variety of meditation techniques from the Buddhist tradition will be practised, including sitting and mindfulness in movement. The main focus is the body, thoughts, feelings and communication, but the course is also concerned with specific applications of mindfulness such as walking, listening and eating. Students are expected to commit to practising between classes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Recognise the principles of mindfulness and it's applications in daily life
- Gain more control over your emotional life
- Manage life challenges more effectively through the practise of mindfulness
- Deepen your meditation practice through mindfulness.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for beginners to meditation and those who want to renew or refresh their practice. You are required to read sentences, follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through led meditations, exercises, group discussion, handouts, and practical demonstrations.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Choose other health related courses from the Health and Lifestyle programme at City Lit.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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If you need to learn how to be more mindful and find a way to make more time for themselves to relax, this course would set you on your way.
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Review by Kristel / (Posted on 08/12/2018)
The Tutor is very engaging, he introduced a number of practices clearly and succinctly with entertaining and informative supporting material that helped pave the way towards regular home practice.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)

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Course Code: FJF58

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Started Fri, day, 02 Nov - 14 Dec '18

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £111.00
Concession: £95.00

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