No previous experience or qualifications are required. The Taster session is a free session for learners to find out a little more about mindfulness, meet the tutor and see if the course is for them.
What will I learn on this course?
The Mindfulness Introduction allows you to practice and understand this key idea which is becoming increasingly important in contemporary therapy and life skills. On this brief course you will learn how to:
Learn to let go and reduce stress and anxiety
Enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better
Experience things afresh that we may have come to take for granted
Stop being controlled by repetitive negative thinking patterns
Celebrate the present rather than regretting the past or fearing the future.
Understand the basics of Buddhism and Eastern spirituality and meet the “Happiest man in the world!”
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
Your tutor will assess and record your progress through the completion of short activities and
hand-outs in the sessions.
It is a requirement that you attend 90% of the taught sessions to ensure you have the best chance of getting the most from the course.
What else do I need to know?
You do not need to have any previous knowledge of Mindfulness, Counselling or any forms of spirituality to undertake this course. You will complete class activities and worksheets as evidence of your understanding of Mindfulness and its practical applications.
What could I do next?
Mindfulness serves as a very good introduction to the skills and techniques used in Counselling. Candidates could therefore progress to the Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2. From here you could move to the Level 3 and then to a HE Diploma in Counselling Skills which would allow you to work as a fully-qualified paid Counsellor.
Course Start Date(s)Various - please see prospectus for further details.
Course Length1 taster and 4 sessions