More information about the Mindfulness and Compassion Courses
These courses are designed to help enhance daily living and to help you cope with stress reactions and other life challenges through teaching a greater awareness of mind, body and breath. They offer an alternative way of relating to how our minds work and emphasises a compassionate and non-judgmental way of living and being
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC):
This is a mindfulness course based on
the Mindfulness Association’s (MA) Mindfulness One Year Training. It
provides a unique step by step journey into a deepening experience of being
present and accepting ourselves as we are. The course has a solid scientific
evidence base in neuroscience and is supported by psychologists. It is
consistently evaluated well by course participants who experience clear and
definite changes for the good in their lives.
- The course consists of either eight weekly sessions which are 2 & 1/4 hours long or four alternate Sunday afternoon sessions (full day on the fourth Sunday)
- A full day of practice/retreat of mindfulness is also included between weeks six and seven as part of the eight week course. On the alternate Sunday course the last Sunday is a full day
- Participants will be provided with a manual and audio guided exercises (included in the fee) to support their experience and learning for use in between classes
- The course is suitable for people who are new to mindfulness as well as for those who would like to deepen their meditation or mindfulness practice
Each course is run in a group and includes:
- a gentle introduction to different mindfulness and self-compassion practices
- short talks
- experiential exercises
- sitting, lying and movement practices
- small group discussions
- written exercises
- how to develop a regular practice
What will you need?
- The time and space to attend all the sessions and to make time to practice the skills in between sessions.
- Warm comfy clothing (layers work best)
- A blanket and a yoga mat (if you have one, not essential)
- Reading glasses (if you use them) as sometimes there is material to read
- Pen and paper
- At home: access to a CD player or a smart phone
All the courses are practical and experiential in their design and participants will get the most out of them with regular practice between and during the sessions.
Email and telephone contact is offered throughout the course by the facilitators to ensure you have the support to discuss any questions and difficulties that may arise during the course.
This varies depending upon where the group is taking place.
Fees: See each course for details
Mindfulness and Compassion in Lincoln and the surrounding area