Mindfulness: Step 1 - virtual (01RN43CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

Applicable fees
Total £51.00
Tuition Fees£51.00
Concessions are available for this course

This course includes a taught theme each week and opportunities to discover how mindfulness practices can deepen connections with our own lives, through everyday experiences.

Themes include mindfulness development and uses, mindful attitudes, ways of being, mindful eating and introductory stress management. Most practices are ‘informal’, exploring mindfulness in every-day activites through attention to sounds, sights, tastes and movement. You will be invited to try out some practices between sessions. There will also be an introduction to short formal practices (eg. body scan, breath awareness), as preparation for Mindfulness Step 2.

What do I need to join the course?

Just a willingness to learn! It would be useful if you have already attended the Try Mindfulness course but this is not essential.

What do I need to bring with me to the first session?

What do I need to provide for the first session?

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, smart phone/tablet with camera
  • notebook and pen.
  • Willingness to share thoughts and experiences
  • Willingness to engage in simple mindfulness practices in own time
  • Suitable place to access online sessions without distractions

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported online by an experienced tutor and will take part in a range of activities including group and individual work. You may wish to carry out work and research away from the classroom in order to gain further skills and knowledge. Attendance at all sessions is important if you are to receive the full benefits of this course. You will also be given the opportunity to have one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss personal progress. Teaching will be through short tutor-led guided mindfulness practices, small and large group discussions, video clips, taught objectives through powerpoint, reading materials and quizzes.

What will I learn?

On the course you will learn:

  • the basic principles of mindfulness
  • the place of mindfulness in wider society
  • mindfulness practices to connect you more fully with everyday life
  • how mindful eating can support your health and well-being
  • how to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress in your life
  • some simple mindfulness techniques and their benefits for you

What could I do next?

Once you’ve attended this course you’ll be in a position to decide whether you wish to continue to learn more about mindfulness and progress to our Mindfulness Step 2 or to other general health and wellbeing courses. Your tutor will give you more information about these during the course.

If you want to try a different subject then we offer a range of opportunities in computer skills, English, maths, employability, creative skills, retail, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools etc.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.