Mindfulness Based Living Course
with Rachael Cheang
22nd March - 10th May 2022 @ 7pm -9pm
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a life skill which can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfilment. It involves paying attention to what is occurring in our present moment experience, with an attitude of openness and non-judgmental acceptance.
Scientific research over the last few decades has shown numerous benefits of mindfulness including:
Reduction in stress, anxiety & depression
Greater sense of well-being
Increased ability to relax
Increased self-awareness and confidence
Increase ability to cope with difficult situations
More resilient to life’s challenges
Enhanced communication skills
Improved concentration & sleep
Chronic pain management
Improved immunity, blood pressure & heart rate
What is the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)?
The MBLC is an eight-week course aimed at helping 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 everyday life. The course was developed by the Mindfulness Association in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen and is affiliated to the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches BAMBA. The teaching in this course adheres to the Mindfulness UK Good Practice Guidelines. The course starts with an introductory session, followed by 8 weekly 2hr sessions and an optional retreat day and includes explanation, guided practice, group reflection and inquiry. The sessions are interactive with a strong emphasis on experiential learning.
What is covered in the course?
Introductory session - What is Mindfulness & 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
Week 7 – Self-acceptance
Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
There will also be an optional retreat day between weeks 6 & 7
Is this course for me?
The course is ideal for beginners as well as for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice. The course is experiential, not therapeutic, as such we advise that if you are undergoing treatment for an ongoing mental health problem, you obtain advice from your mental health professional before proceeding with mindfulness training. Also, if you have recently or are currently going through a traumatic life event and want to discuss whether now is the right time to start a mindfulness course, please contact us for an informal chat before booking.
8 x 2hr Mindfulness sessions
Optional retreat day
A comprehensive course manual delivered electronically
A series of downloadable guided meditations for home practice
Certificate of completion
Support from a qualified mindfulness teacher throughout the course
Cost & Booking
The full cost of the course is £175* and can be booked directly through our website. Early booking is recommended as each course has a maximum of 10 places.
* Special Early Bird Rate of £125 if booked directly with us and at least 2 weeks before the start of the course.
As always, if you would like to attend, but feel you are unable to afford the fee, please contact us for concessions as we do not wish to exclude anyone based on cost.
About the teacher
Rachael is a certified MBLC teacher with 10 years’ experience of teaching mindfulness and compassion in both a Buddhist and a Western secular context. In 2018, she obtained a Master’s degree in Mindfulness & Compassion from Coventry University and is currently doing a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Brunel University, researching the effects of mindfulness and compassion on Autism. In 2019, she published a paper titled “Do Mindfulness-Based Interventions increase Empathy and Compassion in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review”. She has been practicing meditation for around 25 years and continues to practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.