Mindfulness for Daily Living: Starts Fri 28 Jan, 10:00-12:00



Take part in this experience where your tutor will introduce or extend your knowledge and skills in Mindfulness. Over the six consecutive sessions you will learn how to bring your mind to rest by understanding mindful living; learn and practise meditation techniques and reap the benefits of the physical, emotional and mental good health that mindfulness can provide.

This course is funded by Step2Skills and so students are required to reflect on their learning and record this information on a few forms. Please note due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email acl@oaklands.ac.uk.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Students will learn basic Mindful meditation and mindful living techniques which can help them to relax, be less stressed and enable them to cope with the difficulties that can come in everyday living. Students will learn how to use Mindful techniques to overcome common emotional issues. Students will learn basic Mindfulness strategies to maximise self-help in order to maintain positive, healthy changes in their lives.


Am I right for the course?

This course is a basic introduction to Mindfulness meditation and Mindful living techniques. Designed for those with either very little or no prior previous experience who want to learn Mindfulness meditation to live mindfully, day by day, in order to manage stress and alleviate its negative effects on health and wellbeing.

Students need to be over 50 to join. You need to be open minded about learning to meditate using Mindfulness techniques and learning experiential techniques for Mindful living. Students need to be willing to do homework each week which consists, mainly, of practicing Mindful techniques in their daily lives and/or practicing Mindful meditation. They may also have to undertake brief internet research or read brief articles about Mindfulness.

Individuals will be assessed through answering questions in group discussions, the completion of the assigned exercises in class, participation in exercises, effective completion of the homework through their self-reported use of the techniques that they have learned in the class. Also assessment through peer assessment, gathering feedback from their peers/fellow students when working together in pairs.

What Next?

During the course, further supportive resources such as books, articles, CDs and websites will be discussed and highlighted.

You can take another Community Learning course, or find out about other adult courses at the College. We also host a number of self-organised groups such as Portuguese, Spanish and French. For further information please contact the Community Learning Team on 01727 737154.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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