The Mindfulness Course


The Mindfulness Course is developed to teach techniques which, when learned and applied, help the practitioner be in the moment; a skill that is helpful in managing mental wellbeing. Weekly sessions are delivered over an 8-week period, with each weekly session lasting for 2 hours. The unique value of this program is that participants who complete the programme earn 16 CPD points as they learn a life skill that not only helps them grow personally, but which also transfers to establishing a productive work-life balance. This course is an entry-level course for anyone who wishes to improve their mental wellbeing. 


  • £425 for members (excluding VAT)
  • £500 non-members (excluding VAT)


  • Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 October 2023
  • Tuesday 20 -Wednesday 21 February 2024

The knowledge transferred at the end of this training program 

Training Module Objective:

The mindfulness course is designed to achieve the following high-level objectives: 

1. Participants will have a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions by the end of the two-day training sessions. As a result, they will be able to better manage their emotional pain, stress, and anxiety, as well as build emotional resilience. 

2. Establish a daily mindfulness routine to enable participants to manage their emotional well-being.   

3. Delegates will be able to recognise and respond to habitual mental patterns that cause emotional distress earlier and more skillfully. The skills learned in this course can be applied in everyday life to help achieve a healthy work-life balance and improve interpersonal skills. 

Participants should be able to perform the following tasks: 

  • Recognise the benefits of mindfulness 
  • Learn and apply the seven attitudes of a successful mindfulness practice 
  • Practice formal and informal meditation 
  • Develop an action sheet to mitigate emotional distress  
  • Identify the difference between being and doing  
  • Develop awareness of the body and breath 
  • Recognise mental time travel  
  • Choose how to react
  • Increase ease with what is difficult  
  • Make meaning out of thoughts and feelings  
  • Explain and apply self-care techniques, silence and feelings  
  • Demonstrate compassion & gratitude 

Timed Agenda for the course 

  • This course is delivered over 2 days, (8 hours) of interactive instructor lead development, including meditation.

Attainment of the performance is confirmed if the student can: 


Teaching Points  

  • LO #1 Identify the difference Doing Vs Being mode - Beginners Mind 
  • Explain - Why do we get stuck?  
  • Analyse - Is digging your way out always good?  
  • Understanding rumination   
  • The Doing mode of mind 
  • Seven core features of the doing mode 
  • Driven doing mode of mind  
  • Being mode of mind 
  • Understanding mindfulness 
  • Understanding beginners mind  
  • Week one task 


  • LO #2 Awareness of our body & breath – non-judgement 
  • Understanding thoughts and feelings  
  • Two ways of knowing  
  •  Developing a Non – judgmental attitude  
  • Mindfulness of breathing  
  • Reflection of week one tasks  
  • Week two task 


  • LO #3 Recognizing mental time travel – Trust 
  • Understanding mental time travel 
  • Body movement  
  • Meditation of breath and body 
  • Wandering mind  
  • Explaining trust 
  • Reflection on week two tasks 
  • Week three tasks 


  • LO #4 Choosing how to react – Acceptance 
  • Learning what acceptance is  
  • Recognising aversion 
  • Understanding our reaction to negative situations 
  • Learning to unlearn old habits 
  • How to respond to aversion   
  • Meditation of breath space  
  • Reflection on week three tasks  
  • Week four tasks 


  • LO #5 Being at ease with what is difficult – Letting go 
  • The unpleasant feelings  
  •  Letting go and Letting be 
  • Meditation :  Breath, body, thoughts & feelings (working with difficulties) 
  • Stopping unwanted thoughts  
  • Meditation :  Exploring difficulty  
  • Reflection on week four tasks 
  • Week five tasks 


  • LO #6 Making meaning out of thoughts and feelings – Non-Striving 
  • Understanding the attitude of Non striving 
  • Meditation :  Mountain meditation  
  • Making meaning out  of thoughts and feelings 
  • Learn to break the loop 
  • Learn to view thoughts as mental events  
  • Story of the two wolves 
  • Reflection on week five tasks 
  • Week six tasks 


  • LO #7 Self-care, silence and feelings – Patience 
  • Meditation :  Lake meditation  
  • Identify activities that nourish or deplete us 
  • Develop a self-care activities list 
  • Obstacle course - Thought barricades 
  • Develop an action plan 
  • Meditation: Three Minute  S.T.O.P 
  • Developing a little bit of patience  
  • Reflection on week six tasks 
  • Week seven tasks


  • LO #8 Into the great wide open – Compassion & Gratitude 
  • Reflection mediation  
  • Recalling the two aims 
  • Establishing continual practice 
  • Understanding compassion and gratitude 
  • Love after Love  
  • Reflect on week seven work


Facilitators are to ensure that the following tasks are completed: 

  • Participants should complete the intake form  
  • Participants should complete feedback form  
  • Without causing damage to components or equipment 
  • Using appropriate tooling, techniques and materials 
  • According to industry/enterprise guidelines, procedures and policies 
  • Using and interpreting correct information 


Competency framework

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