Living Life With Full Attention

A Practical Course In Mindfulness

An 8 week program that teaches Mindfulness as a practical tool to enhance and enrich life.

This powerful, down-to-earth course shows us how (by applying Mindfulness) we can "steal back the lost moments of life" and discover a more fulfilling and richly rewarding way of living - one that has a deep peace and profound serenity at its heart. Starts Tue 17th July at 6.15pm.

Pay a £25 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £15 each.

Total Cost - £130

Get £35 off if you've done a course with us before!

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Mindfulness is a quality that enhances all experience, whether mundane or extraordinary. This ancient wisdom, which has been practised for centuries in the East, has a strikingly contemporary dimension to it and today it is being increasingly adopted and practised here in the West.
In this eight week program (designed by leading meditation experts) we'll explore the methods and techniques of Mindfulness in an in-depth, step-by-step way. This course places a particular emphasis on successfully integrating Mindfulness into our daily life, so making it a routine part of each day in a way that produces a deep transformation in our lived experience of everyday life.

About The Course

• This course is suitable for both beginners and those already familiar with Mindfulness, particularly those who are seeking to renew, refresh or deepen their existing Mindfulness practice.
 We especially recommend this course for those who have previously done an 8 week course in Mindfulness (such as MBSR or MBCT) and who are now seeking to strengthen or renew their meditation practice, or to take it on to the next level.

This course is a series of 8 friendly, weekly meetings that are an opportunity for a group of up to 15 people to come together and support each other in working through Life With Full Attention, a formal, structured 8 week program that explores Mindfulness in an intimate and in-depth way.

The course draws together key elements of the renowned MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) programs  elements which it presents in fresh and original ways  and it combines these with some aspects of traditional Mindfulness (as taught in Buddhist retreat centres) to provide a practical and very down-to-earth training in Mindfulness, a training that is solely focussed on making the principles and practices of Mindfulness a regular and deeply rewarding part of everyday life.

This program of study, meditation and practical exercises has been created by leading figures within the Triratna Buddhist Community (a major and respected Buddhist denomination that was previously known as the Western Buddhist Order). However, the program is written with secular Mindfulness users in mind and it is largely free of religious or unduly spiritual terminology and concepts.

The weekly meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm, and they will last approximately 2½ hours. They are designed to be friendly, welcoming, informal and supportive. In addition to attending these weekly meetings, participants in the program should expect to undertake approximately 40-50 minutes of "home work" (consisting of daily meditation practice plus other occasional short exercises and reflections) each day over the whole period of the course.

Places are strictly limited  to secure your place please click on the button below and pay your £25 deposit (see Costs, below). For further details about the course itself, see opposite (or see further down the screen if you're viewing on a phone or tablet).

Costs

The following fees apply:

  • A deposit of £25 
  • Then 7 weekly payments of £15 each (paid during the series of weekly meetings)
  • Total – £130

If you have completed a structured Mindfulness course with us before, you will receive a reduction of £35 on the total price, making it just £95!

To book your place and pay your deposit now securely via PayPal simply Click Here»

Undertaking this course is a commitment please note that deposits are not refundable, and anyone taking a place who then withdraws part way through the program will be required to pay at least 50% of the total fees.

An 8 Week Program to Find Peace, Serenity & Joy Amid The Busyness Of Everyday Life

Pay a £25 deposit to secure your place.
Then make 7 weekly payments over the period of the course of £15 each.

Total Cost - £130

Full course notes, a copy of the 'Life With Full Attention' Workbook and CDs containing all the meditations used during the course are provided 
Get £35 off if you've done a course with us before!
Total cost is then just £95

More About The Course

This Mindfulness program consists of weekly meetings and daily periods of home practice.

The weekly meetings provide a chance for participants to explore the coming week's course work (and meditation exercises) together – and to also discuss, share and reflect on the experiences they've had over the previous week while they have actually been putting the course work and meditations into practice in their daily lives.

The themes covered over the 8 week period are:

  • Day-to-Day Mindfulness
  • The Body
  • Feelings
  • Managing The Mind
  • Bringing The Teaching To Mind
  • Using Nature & Art
  • Dealing With Other People
  • Insight

During the course, the practicalities of creating a good and highly effective personal meditation practice are explored, and topics such as cultivating Compassion (and Self-Compassion) in daily life, and learning to live Mindfully amidst the busyness and pressure of our hectic, everyday existence, serve as key aspects of the teaching which are repeatedly returned back to.

The meetings are hosted by Shaun (a highly experienced group facilitator and trained Mindfulness teacher who runs our other weekly Mindfulness meetings) along with Jamie (who is our regular co-host, and who is a Counsellor in training). All the course materials (including the Life With Full Attention Workbook and CDs of all the meditations used during the course) will be provided, with everyone receiving their own, personal copies.

To book your place and pay your deposit now securely via PayPal simply Click Here»

"Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience" - Jon Kabat-Zinn

For more information about this 8 week program of meetings and course work contact Shaun
email: shaun.g@hotmail.com | mobile: 07769 574063
 

Important - Mindfulness and other forms of meditation are safe and appropriate practices for the vast majority of people and they are proven to offer a wide range of benefits, including the lowering of stress and deep levels of relaxation. However current research indicates that all forms of meditation (including Mindfulness) may be unwise for people with bipolar vulnerability or those who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), unless it is conducted under clinical supervision. If you are currently receiving treatment for any form of mental health issue (or have received such treatment in the recent past, or have reason to believe that you might need such treatment), you should consult your doctor or health care professional before engaging with Mindfulness or any form of meditation.