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 email@example.com 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, usually 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 (also open to public see info below)
Session 7 – Self-acceptance
Session 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
Follow Up Session – The Rest of Your Life
Next dates available 2021:
Next course runs on Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 am and is held online.
- Free Introduction: Tuesday 20th April 9.30-11.30 am
- Click here to book your place on the free introduction session
- Weeks 1-8: Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 am 27th April – 15th June 2021
- Click here to book your place on the 8 week course
- Follow Up Session: TBC (Optional)
- Sunday 6th June 2021 – “Day of Mindfulness” (Optional details below)
- Click here to book on the Day of Mindfulness
Cost: 8 sessions course £160 full price, sliding scale – minimum payment £100. If you cannot pay even the minimum amount please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities. Day of Mindfulness – £75 (minimum £50) open to all (you don’t have to be attending the MBLC course)
Day of Mindfulness: This day is open to people who already have some experience of Mindfulness or are attendees of the MBLC course. It’s a full day of practice suitable for those who would like the opportunity to take some time out from a busy life, and includes periods of guided meditation, mindful movement, silence and inquiry. For attendees of the MBLC this is an optional day useful for consolidating the practices, experiences and insights that may have been gained over preceding weeks. (10.00am – 4.00pm). Suggested cost £50, pay from the heart according to your means. Click Here to Book
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/
“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“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