8 week mindfulness courses in Edinburgh city centre
An excellent opportunity for mindfulness,in comfortable and easily accessible locations.
Student Discount 25%.
NHS/Council: 15%; Retired: 20% off.
To simply have a chat about mindfulness, you are very welcome indeed to text, phone (0777 500 0079) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To join a course you can apply online via one of the (deposit) links on this page. You may wish to note that deposits are fully refundable up to 24 hours after the orientation session if for any reason you decide not to proceed with a course at that time.
Mindful Edinburgh 8 week courses include:
Free MP3 player with guided audios
Free exceptional quality full colour 60 page handbook. Click here for a sample.
a practice day
a follow-up practice half day
an orientation session
8 week course of 2 or 2.5 hours per week
all online booking fees
The 8 week course: so what happens?
The course is very practical and suitable for just about anyone. We spend almost all of the 30 hours learning and practicing various mindfulness techniques. We are then able to practice these at home or possibly wherever we happen to be. A course manual is included as is an mp3 player with guided practice recordings. All people who have attended courses with Mindful Edinburgh have said that they have benefitted, often immensely. People even return for another one!. Some of the themes covered include:
Mindfulness as a way of opening up to experience greater health and well being
Getting a handle on stress
Learning about our individual reactions to stress
Being able to respond instead of react
Mindful communication for interpersonal fulfilment
How can I best look after myself?
So it's 8 weeks?
Well, more or less. Including the orientation session (at the very beginning) it is actually 9 weeks of 2 hours per week. The orientation session allows people to find out more about the course and experience some of the elements. Occasionally someone may decide at the orientation session that now is not the time for the course, in which case any monies paid in advance can be fully refunded. There is an additional practice day (10am-4pm) usually held between weeks 6 and 7 on a Saturday or Sunday.
If you need to miss any sessions, then you will still be able to practice at home and you can meet with the facilitator just before the next session to catch up. Numbers are limited to 10-12 participants. Oh, and yes, there are tea breaks :-)
Are there any rules?
Well, there are guiding principles, or safety nets. These are designed to ensure that the learning space is safe for everyone. As such they could be considered ground rules. If you've been on courses of other kinds then you may be familiar with these eg confidentiality, turning your mobile off beforehand etc.
Something that's a little different about mindfulness courses is that when we are enquiring into our practice experiences together, this tends to happen just between you and the facilitator/teacher and without anyone commenting on your experience. This is part of ensuring that the space is safe for everyone. There are plenty of other opportunities to chat more openly if you wish, such as when we are discussing various other elements of the course either as a group or perhaps in pairs, though this is always optional.