Our Courses Find Courses Personal and Social Development 2020/21 Mindfulness 2020 This free course is intended to be a general introduction to the benefits and application of Mindfulness in our Everyday Lives, in order to help build resilience and support our wellbeing. It is not intended to be an alternative to assessment or support from a Health Care Professional. If you have any concerns regarding your mental wellbeing, we advise that you refer to your GP or Health Care Professional. If you have a severe and enduring mental health issue, are recently bereaved, diagnosed with PTSD or undergoing specific counselling support please seek advice as to the course suitability at this time. This course is for beginners, intermediates and for those with little or no knowledge of Mindfulness or may have some knowledge and wish to learn more or refresh their existing practice or knowledge base. Date and Times 7th October 2020 - 8th October 2020 (Non-Residential) Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Apply Now 12th October 2020 - 16th November 2020 (6 Weeks Online) Monday's 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (with the exception of 1 week which will be 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Apply Now Level Entry Level Learning Outcomes What Mindfulness is and what it isn’t. Techniques, tips and approaches using Mindfulness to support wellbeing and resilience in everyday life. Content will include key themes of Mindfulness including Beginners Mind, Breathing Space, Body Scan, Loving Kindness and Compassion. You will have the opportunity to practice specific mindfulness exercises. Delivery for onsite course will be classroom based, tutor led. Learning through participation in guided exercises, Q&A, PowerPoint, Discussion. Online course will have similar content. There is no requirement to take notes or research during the course, unless you prefer to. This is an interactive, participatory course and we are learning through the experience within a supportive small group environment. Progression Further Mindfulness themed courses may be available at Fircroft in order to progress learning. IAG /signposting will be provided if students wish to undertake further study at private establishments or within FE/HE provision. Students can also be directed to online resources, books, etc. should they wish to progress their learning.