This free 8 week mindfulness course is based around the Mindfulness Association’s Level 1 Mindfulness Training. It consists of weekly classes, which are typically two hours long.
Our mindfulness living courses, held in Galashiels, Hawick and Kelso, will introduce you to the basic principles of mindfulness and support you in developing the core skill of mindfulness: a way of paying attention, on purpose, non-judgmentally to what goes on in the present moment within your body, mind and the world around you.
Mindfulness is an natural capacity of the mind which helps you to be aware of the present moment, in a non-judgemental way, instead of worrying about the past or future. It promotes a way of being that helps us to take better care of ourselves and lead healthier lives. It also enables us to access inner resources for coping effectively with stress, difficulty and illness.
Mindfulness can bring calmness to our minds, increase resilience, and improve our emotional well-being. The weekly themes of the Mindfulness Living 8 week course are:
Week 1 – Start Where We Are
Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4 – Working with Distraction
Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer
Week 7 – Self-acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Please see our events listing for the start date of the next Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness Based Living Course.
It is recommended that you attend a Peer 2 Peer Mindfulness Introductory Session before starting an 8 week course. At this session you will receive answers to the questions – What is Mindfulness? and, Why Practice It? - and a lot more. You will also obtain an opportunity to experience mindfulness with some basic practices. Request further information today by emailing to - firstname.lastname@example.org