The Mindfulness Based Living Course for Young Adults (MBLC-YA) is a weekly mindfulness course and a lower intensity version of the Mindfulness Association’s Level 1 Training – Being Present
The MBLC-YA is designed to be facilitated over 10 sessions of approximately 40 minutes to 1hr duration, one session per week, with pupils of secondary school age, i.e. 11-18 years old, and
is based on the Mindfulness Association’s adult 8-week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) with some important modifications such as information about the developing adolescent brain.
- Your Amazing Mind
- Staying Present
- Dropping Anchor
- Self Acceptance
- A Mindful Life
Each session explores themes such as ‘Your amazing mind’ (which looks at the developing adolescent brain with its different trajectories of emotional development and development of executive function and explains that our brains are hardwired for survival rather than happiness, so these tricky minds are ‘not our fault’), ‘Staying present’, ‘Dropping anchor’ into the present moment (using the support of breath, body or sound), distraction, attitude, appreciation, and what it might mean to live a mindful life – one that is in alignment with what we value.
Each session is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, and self-compassion (i.e. directing kindness towards ourselves then things are difficult) is woven throughout the fabric of the course. A comprehensive student manual accompanies the course in addition to a wide variety of online recorded practices for students to access.
We provide a comprehensive teacher training pathway for those who wish to train to deliver the MBLC-YA.
The MBLC is recognised as an eight week course in the BAMBA UK Good Practice Guidelines and those trained to teach it are eligible to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.