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Mindfulness

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Duration:                  Five weeks

Attendance:              One hour (online) each week for three weeks

Level:                         No qualifications are required

 

If you suffer with stress, anxiety or depression, (and even if you don’t) these sessions may be really helpful for you. The practice of Mindfulness has been clinically proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and add more calmness and enjoyment to life. 

The first session introduces how and why mindfulness works. The following sessions support and encourage you to develop skills in practicing mindfulness. You will be encouraged to do short tasks between sessions, to help you to strengthen your skills, which will deepen through time. At the end of the course, you will be given lots of progression advice, should you wish to continue to learn more. 

Topics covered: 

  • To define mindfulness and identify the benefits of practicing it 
  • Discover how to reduce unhelpful self-critical thoughts by learning self-compassion and developing skills to retrain your mind to work with more clarity and focus 
  • To experience various short practical exercises to use mindfulness in everyday life 
  • Learning how to become fully present within the moment with a clear and open mind 
  • Developing resilience and coping strategies in the midst of our everyday challenges 

How will I be assessed? There is no exam or formal assessment. You will be given supportive feedback from your tutor on a weekly basis to help you develop your skills 

Are there any costs? There are no course costs 

What will this course lead to? On completion you may want to enrol on another well-being type course to support your development further. Your tutor will give you advice on other progression options.       

 To find out more or to book a place on the course please contact:

 Tel: 0151 511 7788

Email: adult.learning@halton.gov.uk

Curriculum Lead:                    Steph Bartlett

Referral Procedure:                Book direct with IDS for induction

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Enjoy!