Mindfulness Techniques for Everyday Living

Course Overview

Mindfulness can bring many benefits into your life and support you to make improvements to your mental and physical wellbeing. Regular practice and awareness can enable you to learn practical ways to still the mind and take momentary relief from constantly thinking and processing information.

This session aims to allow learners to connect with others, explore and experience the subject of mindfulness in the comfort of their own home.

Important notice:

This course is not a treatment for mental health problems, however in conjunction with other therapies practising Mindfulness can potentially help to improve your mental well-being. If you have recently or are currently going through a traumatic life event, then this might not be the right time for you to join a Mindfulness course. This very much depends on your current psychological health and the support networks that you have around you. It may be advisable in these cases to talk through attending the course with the teacher beforehand.

If you have recently received or are currently receiving treatment from a psychiatrist, psychotherapist or counsellor for an ongoing mental health problem, it is strongly advised that you obtain approval from your mental health professional before proceeding further with this course at this time. If you are currently taking medication for a mental health problem, then it is recommended that you do not change your medication, other than in close collaboration with your medication prescriber.

How long is the course?

The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered across 2 individual sessions or weeks.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

Learners will be submitting work via Moodle (Virtual Learning Platform) wherever possible. The completion of learning mats and handouts is another option for those learners who may have difficulty accessing Moodle. These resources can be emailed by the teacher prior to the course or session. Learners will be asked to complete reflective journals submitted via email on the learning mats provided.

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above. Learners will also need a basic level of IT skills to be able to access the course and follow online instructions. If training or support is needed, please enquire about our free ICT courses.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet. All devices should have a camera, sound and a microphone so they are able to interact with their teacher and peers during the course.

The course will be delivered online using Zoom and learners will be sent the join details and links prior to the course. This online platform can be accessed via an app on a smart phone, tablet or iPad or alternatively via the website: https://www.zoom.us

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the colleges online enrolment portal: https://enrol.lal.ac.uk/

Direct enrolment links to specific courses will be provided.

Online courses require a minimum of 5 learners and a maximum of 10 in order to be viable.

What Can I Do Next?

Following completion of this course the following progression option(s) are available:

• Relax Your Mind, Relax Your Body - Beginners

Lancashire Adult Learning run other associated and general interest courses – please see the latest course brochure for details. Or contact the Partnership & Recruitment Officer’s for Health & Well-being using the following email address: proteam@lal.ac.uk

For general information about other courses, check out the website www.lal.ac.uk

Additional Information

The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered across 2 individual sessions or weeks.

Learners may need to download the Zoom software and test this before the session to ensure video and audio facilities. Ideally, comfortable clothing is advisable and in order to get the best from the session, learners will need to ensure they are not likely to be interrupted. A blanket might be helpful as the body temperature can sometimes lower during Mindfulness practices.

So the course can start on time, it’s important to be ready to join your online course 15 minutes prior to the official start time.

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways. Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information email als.lal@nelsongroup.ac.uk

For more information on booking onto a course, telephone 0333 0031717.

It would be useful to have a pen and paper so you can make notes throughout the course.

What happens next

Once you’ve enrolled onto an online course, your tutor will get in touch with you ahead of your course start date to discuss how to access your online programme and will provide support with this process, where required.

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Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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