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Brief description

Mindfulness course. Mindfulness helps relaxation and general well-being. Experience some simple techniques that you can use in everyday life, and find out more about this increasingly popular subject.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Adult – general interest. For people wanting to develop an understanding of what mindfulness is, and to learn something of the techniques

Course description in brief

This is an experiential workshop, introducing some simple mindfulness practices, with some discussions.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    1. Have a clearer understanding of mindfulness based approaches.

    2. Have experienced some mindfulness practices that you can try yourself.

    3. Know how to find out more about mindfulness.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?


What equipment will I need for the course?

None, but you may bring your own yoga mat / meditation cushion if you have them.

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

There will be a number of exercises, including:

1. Relaxation using a body scan.

2. Mindfully eating.

3. Simple breath meditation.

4. Short mindfulness practice that can be introduced during the day.

5. A gentle mindful movement exercise.

6. A mindful communication exercise.

7. Group discussion.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Just the time at the workshop.

How will I say what I think about the course?

There will be a feedback form at the conclusion of the workshop.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L813a 2 Monday 10am – 12pm 24 Sep to 3 Dec 2018 (10 weeks) Full rate £63.00; R rate £19.00; A rate £3.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.