Mindfulness is a transformational way of living. So often we skim the surface of life – worrying about the future or regretting the past. Mindfulness offers a way to be in touch with what is happening in the here and now and live life more deeply. It offers the opportunity to live with greater joy, kindness and freedom as well as a way of embracing and transforming difficult emotions.
Our 8-week course is an in-depth introduction to mindfulness. It is designed to empower you to develop a nourishing and resilient personal meditation practice. Over the course of 8 sessions and a one-day retreat, you will learn how to:
Live more deeply in the present moment
Nourish happiness through being present
Embrace and transform difficult emotions
Live with greater freedom and flexibility
In joining the course, you’ll receive access to a library of guided meditations to support your ongoing practice as well as a course manual. The course consists of 8 weekly 2-hour sessions as well as a day-retreat in week 6 or week 7. Participants of the course will be expected to:
Attend all sessions including the day-retreat
Devote approximately 45 minutes a day to the development of a personal mindfulness practice.
Engage in the material with openness and perseverance during the whole course.
Lorna started on her path to becoming a mindfulness teacher by teaching English in secondary schools. She received her MA in Literary Studies from Glasgow University; her PGDE in Secondary Education from Strathclyde University and is currently in her final year of an MSc Studies in Mindfulness at Aberdeen University. After teaching for 3 years in mainstream schools she went on to specialise in teaching young people with social, emotional and behavioral needs; and as Principal Teacher at Quarriers Seafield School of wellbeing was able to embed innovative methodologies to improve wellbeing and attainment by teaching mindfulness to staff and pupils. For the last two years Lorna has worked as Wellbeing Advisor for Quarriers, teaching 8 week Mindfulness courses for staff and adults supported by Quarriers as well as teaching the Youth Mindfulness Kids programme. She has also spoken at conferences in Scotland and Australia on both Mindfulness and Wellbeing. Lorna now works as an independent Mindfulness teacher and Wellbeing Advisor in Education and the Third Sector.
Is this course right for me?
Our 8-week course requires a significant investment of time and energy as well as willingness to work with and change habitual patterns of living. As such, it is important to consider whether or not now is the right time for you to learn mindfulness. Now may not be the right time if: you don’t currently have the space in your life to engage fully in the material or daily practice; you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to attend all of the sessions; you’ve recently experienced a traumatic life event.
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