Mindfulness-Based Living Courses

The 8-week mindfulness based living course is a course for anyone wishing to learn about mindfulness, kindness to self and others and self-acceptance.
The aims of the course are to help you to develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to build the foundations of a sustained personal practice, with a view to applying this in your life and perhaps also in your professional work.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course is a weekly Mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness One Year Training.

It is an eight week course consisting of eight classes, which are typically two hours long, preceded by an introductory taster class before the eight week course begins and concluded by follow up class after the eight week course ends.

A day of Mindfulness practice is included towards the end of the 8-weeks and we use the power of Nature to heal and grow by spending time on this day in the outdoors.

The introductory session acts as a taster – so you can decide whether it is for you or not.

Topics Covered

Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?

  • 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

Day of Practice

  • Week 7 – Self-acceptance
  • Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life

Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life

Comments from participants on a Mindfulness Based Team Retreat

“Thought provoking and good it included practical techniques to use”I enjoyed learning more about mindfulness and how I could put it into practice”

“I have enjoyed this training experience especially learning about mindfulness”

“Raised awareness around mindfulness. Good set of activities”

“Brilliant day! I really enjoyed it and it has really encouraged me to complete my mindfulness course”

“Really enjoyed getting out and about and inspired me to do more”

“Informal, interesting, good day”

“Very enjoyable, great facilitators, fab venue, good food, interesting content “

“Enjoyed the intro to mindfulness, the venue and the day!”

“Enjoyed the surroundings and pace of the day – often having too much to do and heavy workshops doesn’t make it feel like a day out the office – and today was!”

“Learning something new. Enjoyed getting fresh air”

“Enjoyable day. Great to take time out of work to reflect. Well facilitated”

Feedback from participant on Mindfulness Based Team Retreat

“I recently went to Cold Cotes Farm, Harrogate on a retreat day through work which was run by Jan. Whilst I was initially a bit sceptical as I had never heard of mindfulness before, I can honestly say I had a fantastic day and I learnt a lot about myself.”

“I had always struggled to deal with stressful situations and during this one day Jan opened my eyes to a new way of coping with these. She explained that it was fine to have certain feelings and to be stressed / upset, but once you have accepted these feelings, what is important is how you move forwards – and Jan gave us some great tips on how to do this in a more productive and healthier way than I had ever done before.”

“Since the retreat I have actually had to put these tips into practice in my home / personal life and they are proving to be an ongoing success – for which I cannot thank Jan enough. She will always be my first port of call if I ever struggle to cope with a situation again in the future.
Thanks Jan!”