Mindfulness Based Living Course (Cohort 29A - Intro & Programme)

What is mindfulness and why practice it?:

The Mindfulness Association describe mindfulness as a skill we can develop over time, which can deepen our sense of wellbeing and fulfilment. “It involves paying attention to what is occurring in our present moment experience, with an attitude of openness and non-judgemental acceptance. It is about coming back to our senses, being in touch with ourselves, with others and our surroundings.”

It promotes a way of being that helps us to take better care of ourselves and lead healthier lives. It also enables us to access inner resources for coping effectively with stress, difficulty and illness.

Possible benefits may be as follows:

Reduced tension, anxiety, stress, reactivity, improve communication, decision making, increase the ability to manage conflict, enhance clarity and creative thinking, achieve balance and develop resilience at home and at work, increase concentration, improve energy levels, promote physical and mental wellbeing.

The Mindfulness Based Living Course:

The Mindfulness Based Living Course is an eight week course consisting of eight classes, which are typically two hours long, preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins. A day of mindfulness practice is also typically included and will be used as a follow-up one month after the 8 week course ends.


“I think this course has been the most significant course I have ever undertaken. Its effects have been felt in all aspects of my life. Brilliant!”

“I feel I am more in tune with my emotions and less reactive, which has led to what I feel are better relationships and improved communication. I tend to carry less worry around with me at work and feel happier.”

“The MBLC is the most innovative thing CPFT has ever done. Something that is current and can benefit all band 3’s – 9’s.”

Criteria for participation:

Participant attends an introductory session, agrees to participate in a minimum of 6 of the 8 weekly sessions and has the option of attending the follow-up day of mindfulness.

Participants will also be required to participate in 30 minutes of daily practice throughout the duration of the 8 week course, as well as filling out pre and post-intervention questionnaires to measure the effectiveness of the course.

Course details:

Location: Bowman Lounge, Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Harraby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3SN

Introductory session: Thursday 8th April 2021, 10am – 11:30am

Course dates: Thursday 10am – 12pm, beginning April 22nd then 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, and June 10th and 17th 2021. 

Day of mindfulness: TBC

Course booking:

Places are limited due to social distancing rules and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you have any queries about registering for this event or any special requirements, please contact events@theclic.org.uk

Questions about the course itself?

Feel free to email the course facilitator, Ian Rigg, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have: Ian.Rigg@ncic.nhs.uk 

Please ensure you complete the downloadable Pre-Course Questionnaire prior to day 1 of this 8 week course.

Please note that refreshments will not be provided, but there is a cafe on site where these can be purchased (subject to latest Government COVID-19 restrictions). See below for downloadable location and parking information.


Event Details

Event date 8 April 2021 10:00 am
Event end date 8 April 2021 11:30 am
Registration Start Date 4 March 2021
Available places 0
Cut off date 1 April 2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Livestreamed? no
Bowman Lounge, Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3SN
Bowman Lounge, Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3SN
Bowman Lounge, Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3SN
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