The Mindfulness Association’s
Mindfulness Based Living Course
The MBLC course enables participants to establish an effective and regular daily
mindfulness practice so as to help the mind to settle and stabilise. It is ideal for both beginners and for those who have previous experience of mindfulness and want to develop their practice. It provides an in-depth personal practice experience in a tutor led group environment. The course can be offered in person and online.
Why practise mindfulness? Practicing mindfulness results in an unfolding of our potential. This helps us to make choices about how we live in connection with ourselves and our world. Whatever it is that brings us to take our first steps on the journey of becoming more mindful, we recognise that present-moment compassionate living is the journey of a lifetime.
Who might want to attend? The below course dates are open to any interested individuals wishing to develop a mindful approach to life.
Organisations and employers may wish to commission the course for their service users or staff. Special sensitivity can be taken in cases of groups with particular needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
It provides a good foundation for those who wish to go on to train to teach mindfulness.
The structure of the course:
There 8 sessions, led by tutor Lucy Trend. Each session is two hours long. There is an introductory class before the course begins for those who are curious but not sure whether to commit to the full training. Also there is a follow up class after the eight week course ends. A day of mindfulness practice can be included between sessions 6 and 7.
The weekly themes (sometimes run monthly):
Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?
Session 1 – Start Where We Are
Session 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
Session 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Session 4 – Working with Distraction
Session 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
Session 6 – Attitude of the Observer
Day of Practice
Session 7 – Self-acceptance
Session 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Follow Up Session – The Rest of Your Life
Next dates available:
Classes are Saturdays 10:00 -12:00 at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (Glasgow city centre). Please note this course is held monthly, not weekly as it is usually held:
- 2020: Introduction: 10th October, Week 1: 7th November, Week 2: 5th December
- 2021: Week 3: 9th January, Week 4: 6th February, Week 5: 6th March, Week 6: 10th April, Week 7: 8th May, and Week 8: 5th June, Follow Up Session: 3rd July (Optional)
- 24th April 2021 – an optional “Day of Mindfulness”
8 sessions course cost: £175/£150 low income. To register please email email@example.com Introductory and follow up sessions are free.
Teacher training pathway: Mindfulness Association provide a comprehensive teacher training pathway for those who have attended this course and wish to train to deliver the MBLC. The MBLC is recognised as an eight week course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines and those trained to teach it are eligible to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. For full information see https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net/ma-courses/8-week-mblc/
“Thank you so much for your guidance this week. I felt so settled and calm after the meditation you skillfully guided. It really was nourishing and exactly what I needed. I had a training assessment afterwards and I was able to stay settled and grounded and completed it with ease. Thank you for the sharing.” Sharon McCafferty, Family Support Worker