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.
Introductory sessions: Please register to the session you wish to attend on the correct event page.
Location: Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed a few days in advance.
27th July 2022 - 9:30-10:30am - Mindfulness Based Living Course Intro and Programme (Cohort 38/39 - A)
10th August 2022 - 9:30-10:30am - Mindfulness Based Living Course Intro and Programme (Cohort 38/39 - B)
23rd August 2022 - 12:30-13:30pm - Mindfulness Based Living Course Intro and Programme (Cohort 38/39 - C)
13th September 2022 - 14:30-15:30pm - Mindfulness Based Living Course Intro and Programme (Cohort 38/39 - D)
15th September 2022 - 9:30-10:30am - Mindfulness Based Living Course Intro and Programme (Cohort 38/39 - E)
Course dates and locations:
Cohort 38 -
Tuesdays at 14:00-16:00pm - Venue: Workington Hospital Health Education Room, Park Lane, CA14 2RW
September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, then November the 1st (off the 8th), 15th and end on the 22nd November.
Cohort 39 - No Spaces Left
Thursdays at 9:30-11:30am - Venue: Solway House Business Centre, Scafell room, Parkhouse Road, Kingstown, Carlisle, CA6 4NF.
September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, then November 3rd (off on the 10th), 17th and end on the 24th November.
Mindfulness day: TBC
You can register to any of the five introductory training dates on offer (Intro A, B, C, D, E).
If you wish to continue onto the full 8-week programme, you must contact email@example.com to confirm if you wish to attend either the Tuesday dates (Cohort 38) or Thursday dates (Cohort 39), then we will register your place for you.
If you have any queries about registering for this event or any special requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Event date||10 August 2022 9:30 am|
|Event end date||10 August 2022 10:30 am|
|Registration Start Date||8 June 2022|
|Cut off date||3 August 2022|
|Location||Virtual – link will be emailed a few days in advance|