© 2017 Mindfulness Association Limited

Level 1 - Being Present

Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth personal practice experience of our Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). It is ideal for beginners, for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice and for those who wish to go on to train to teach mindfulness. This course takes place over four weekends spread out over a nine month period and aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulness practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. You can pay for and attend weekend one before deciding whether to commit to attending all four weekends. There is an alternative weekend 1 available for those interested in ageing mindfully and an alternative weekend 1 available for those interested in fostering creativity. The themes of the four weekends are: Settling the Mind Working with Distraction Self Acceptance The Undercurrent and Observer Completing this course qualifies you for: Mindfulness Level 2 - Responding with Compassion  Teacher Training  Alternative Weekend 1 - Mindful Ageing This weekend course with tutors Vin Harris and John Darwin is an introduction to the Mindfulness Association approach to learning and practice.  We will provide the opportunity to learn and practice together with a particular emphasis on the contribution that mindfulness can make to the process of ageing. It is suitable for people of all ages and for beginners as well as more experienced mindfulness practitioners. Mindful Ageing can be regarded as a stand-alone training or as a way to join the general ‘Level 1 – Being Present’ training for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends. There is plenty of advice these days about ways to age well.  These can be summarised as physical and mental wellbeing.  In slightly more detail, they embrace the Five Ways to Wellbeing identified by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) from evidence gathered in the UK government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing.  The five ways are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. All this is excellent advice.  So the question now is, what can mindfulness and meditation add?  This will be a key theme for our discussions and practices during this weekend.  In addition, research has identified the value of formal mindfulness practice in several areas:  reducing cognitive decline, improving executive function, improving attention and awareness, addressing loneliness, decreasing psychological distress, and addressing depression.  There is also evidence that mindfulness may impact the ageing process itself, and improve longevity.  The weekend will include a presentation on the latest research concerning mindfulness and ageing.   The process of ageing begins at birth – so it is never too soon, or too late, to explore mindful ageing, both for your own benefit and the benefit of those around you.  Join us to learn – and practice! Alternative Weekend 1 - Preparing the Ground for Creativity Through Mindfulness Practice   An introduction to mindfulness encapsulated within the inner circle of embodied creativity.   This weekend will integrate the essential components for stepping into mindfulness practice through enhancing our creative potential.  During the weekend we will incorporate both sitting practices as well as taking mindfulness off the cushion, leaning into the nitty gritty reality of our day-to-day lives. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced mindfulness practitioners wishing to extend their mindful creative potential. Mindfulness and creativity can be regarded as a stand-alone training or as a way to join the ‘Mindfulness Level 1 – Being Present’ training for weekends 2-4. The weekend will be taught by Kathy White-Webster, Angie Ball and Ian Rigg. We will explore what mindfulness means for us and how our mindful awareness enables an increased connectivity with those around us enriching our day to day experience.  The ground to our practice may be prepared through the use of art materials, breath, movement and the resonance of voice.  Through the creative medium and a heightened spatial awareness, each moment of our daily life and mindful practice can be further enhanced through creating the ritual space in which the depth of our intention and motivation can arise. We set out to follow the golden thread of what calls to us to explore our relationship between our life experience and our inner environment.

Level 1 Courses Running

Further course information and booking | PDF Flyer
Level 1 - Being Present
Cardiff starts 28 April 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
County Cavan starts 09 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 18 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 23 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 27 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Glasgow starts 09 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
London starts 11 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
London starts 26 May 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Manchester starts 30 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Online starts 20 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 24 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 09 March 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present Mindful Aging
Samye Ling starts 11 May 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 28 September 2018

Level 1 - Being Present Mindfulness and Creativity
Samye Ling starts 26 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Scarborough starts 05 May 2018

Mindfulness Association

being present       responding with compassion       seeing deeply
© 2017 Mindfulness Association Limited

Level 1 - Being Present

Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth personal practice experience of our Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). It is ideal for beginners, for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and who want to develop their practice and for those who wish to go on to train to teach mindfulness. This course takes place over four weekends spread out over a nine month period and aims to enable participants to establish an effective and regular daily mindfulness practice so as to help our minds to settle and stabilise. You can pay for and attend weekend one before deciding whether to commit to attending all four weekends. There is an alternative weekend 1 available for those interested in ageing mindfully and an alternative weekend 1 available for those interested in fostering creativity. The themes of the four weekends are: Settling the Mind Working with Distraction Self Acceptance The Undercurrent and Observer Completing this course qualifies you for: Mindfulness Level 2 - Responding with Compassion  Teacher Training  Alternative Weekend 1 - Mindful Ageing This weekend course with tutors Vin Harris and John Darwin is an introduction to the Mindfulness Association approach to learning and practice.  We will provide the opportunity to learn and practice together with a particular emphasis on the contribution that mindfulness can make to the process of ageing. It is suitable for people of all ages and for beginners as well as more experienced mindfulness practitioners. Mindful Ageing can be regarded as a stand-alone training or as a way to join the general ‘Level 1 – Being Present’ training for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends. There is plenty of advice these days about ways to age well.  These can be summarised as physical and mental wellbeing.  In slightly more detail, they embrace the Five Ways to Wellbeing identified by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) from evidence gathered in the UK government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing.  The five ways are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. All this is excellent advice.  So the question now is, what can mindfulness and meditation add?  This will be a key theme for our discussions and practices during this weekend.  In addition, research has identified the value of formal mindfulness practice in several areas:  reducing cognitive decline, improving executive function, improving attention and awareness, addressing loneliness, decreasing psychological distress, and addressing depression.  There is also evidence that mindfulness may impact the ageing process itself, and improve longevity.  The weekend will include a presentation on the latest research concerning mindfulness and ageing.   The process of ageing begins at birth – so it is never too soon, or too late, to explore mindful ageing, both for your own benefit and the benefit of those around you.  Join us to learn – and practice! Alternative Weekend 1 - Preparing the Ground for Creativity Through Mindfulness Practice   An introduction to mindfulness encapsulated within the inner circle of embodied creativity.   This weekend will integrate the essential components for stepping into mindfulness practice through enhancing our creative potential.  During the weekend we will incorporate both sitting practices as well as taking mindfulness off the cushion, leaning into the nitty gritty reality of our day-to-day lives. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced mindfulness practitioners wishing to extend their mindful creative potential. Mindfulness and creativity can be regarded as a stand-alone training or as a way to join the ‘Mindfulness Level 1 – Being Present’ training for weekends 2-4. The weekend will be taught by Kathy White-Webster, Angie Ball and Ian Rigg. We will explore what mindfulness means for us and how our mindful awareness enables an increased connectivity with those around us enriching our day to day experience.  The ground to our practice may be prepared through the use of art materials, breath, movement and the resonance of voice.  Through the creative medium and a heightened spatial awareness, each moment of our daily life and mindful practice can be further enhanced through creating the ritual space in which the depth of our intention and motivation can arise. We set out to follow the golden thread of what calls to us to explore our relationship between our life experience and our inner environment.

Level 1 Courses Running

Further course information and booking | PDF Flyer
Level 1 - Being Present
Cardiff starts 28 April 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
County Cavan starts 09 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 18 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 23 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Edinburgh starts 27 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Glasgow starts 09 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
London starts 11 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
London starts 26 May 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Manchester starts 30 June 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Online starts 20 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 24 November 2017 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 09 March 2018 (ongoing course)

Level 1 - Being Present Mindful Aging
Samye Ling starts 11 May 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Samye Ling starts 28 September 2018

Level 1 - Being Present Mindfulness and Creativity
Samye Ling starts 26 October 2018

Level 1 - Being Present
Scarborough starts 05 May 2018

Mindfulness Association
being present       responding with compassion       seeing deeply