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Mindfulness Diploma Course

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Mindfulness Diploma Course

How to manage stress & anxiety, in yourself and others by adopting a Mindful approach

Mindfulness is a modern concept, which describes the adoption of a new mindset, which can measurably alter ones outlook and mood and is used as an empowering tool in the self management of anxiety and stress. Many businesses and individuals are introducing powerful Mindfulness techniques into their daily routines to help relieve stress in the work place and to keep a positive outlook and to help adopt a more productive approach in life.

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware in every possible moment, while keeping a non-judgmental outlook and at the same time observing your own bodily and emotional responses.


To do this you should begin to observe the ‘self’ and any reactions to situations and others in a dispassionate way.  In other words, not be a slave to our own thoughts and the emotions that they generate, but to step back and assess before the usual reaction takes place.


Mindfulness is about taking a ‘holistic’ approach to the self ie. mind, body and spirit.  So to fully practice Mindfulness, it is important to look at oneself as a spiritual being.  Because of this new outlook, practices such as Meditation, Yoga and Thai Chi can also be utilized to bring calm and peace to the mind and body, while employing a more detached and philosophical spiritual outlook.

This powerful course will teach you everything that you need to know about Mindfulness and how to start using the techniques and principles in your daily life. Wether you are looking to use the Mindfulness techniques to help yourself or others, upon completion of this course you can work as a Mindfulness Practitioner either on a 1-2-1 basis or with groups of people, either in a therapy practice or in the workplace. This course is fully certified via the IANLPC, upon completion of the course assessment you will receive your Mindfulness Diploma Certificates from the IANLPC and Centre of Excellence. This course will take you up to 150 hours to complete from home, there is no time limit for completing the course it can be studied in you own time at your own pace.


Mindfulness – the statistics

There has been an explosion of research on what are known as ‘contemplative sciences’; Mindfulness is one of these types of science.  All of the research that we have found reinforces the fact that Mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative sciences can significantly reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and other nervous disorders.


An ICM Survey of GP’s in the UK made the following findings:

       72% of GPs think it would be helpful for their patients with mental health problems to learn Mindfulness meditation skills

       66% of GPs say they would support a public information campaign to promote the potential health benefits of Mindfulness meditation

·       64% of GPs think it would be helpful to receive training in Mindfulness skills themselves.


Research shows that mindfulness training can bring ….


·       Greater insight. By adopting a mindful perspective, we observe our experience but don’t get caught up in it. Mindfulness helps us get greater clarity on what is happening in our minds, and in our lives.


·       Improved problem-solving. By slowing down and investigating our thoughts, feelings and experiences more carefully, we create space and time to come up with wise responses to the difficulties in our lives. We create space between the urge to react and our actions themselves, and we can make considered and creative decisions about how to behave.


·       Better attention. We can concentrate better on tasks, maintain our focus and reach goals. We are less distracted. Experience can become fresher, lighter, clearer, richer and more vivid.


·       Less selfishness. We are less wrapped up in our own thoughts and feelings and so have greater ability to take others into account. We can be more considerate, empathic, compassionate, sensitive and flexible in our relationships.


·       Less neurosis. We experience the world in an open way that is not so weighed down by unhelpful psychological patterns and cultivates gratitude. We are better attuned to ourselves, to others, and to the world, and able to act more skilfully, based on present need, rather than past conditioning.


·       More acceptance. Through Mindfulness, we see that events, thoughts and feelings always change, and we can learn to bear experiences more lightly, and let them go. We are more able to enjoy well-being that does not depend on things going “right” or always being right.


·       Greater enjoyment of life. We can become more aware of pleasant experiences that were previously unnoticed because of our mental focus on the past and the future


·       Less “beating ourselves up”. Mindfulness reduces our identification with negative thinking patterns – we stop thinking we are our thoughts, and we can be kind to ourselves when we have negative thoughts about ourselves


·       Better mind–body integration. Many of us have a tendency to live “in our heads” and ignore what is happening in our bodies. Mindfulness makes us more aware of what is happening both in our bodies and in our minds, so we can experience and take into account the full range of our thoughts as well as our feelings. 


Course Contents: 


1.1       The Concept

1.2       Deeper understanding

1.3       Buddhism

1.4       Mindfulness – the statistics

1.5       Reading



2.1    What is the ‘ego’?

2.2   Don’t do drama!

2.3   Ego and the fear of change

2.4   Moving from the head to the heart

2.5   Ego and fear

2.6   The ego – summary

2.7   Reading



3.1   Awareness

3.2   Non-Judgment

3.3   Living in the present

3.4   Revisiting the past – negative reinforcement

3.5   Exercise – The power of now

3.6   Reading



4.1   Allowing the mind to control us

4.2   Awareness leads to emotional freedom

4.3   When our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us

4.4   Mindless suffering

4.5   Suffering/Grief

4.6   Reading



5.1   The imagination – a tool for development?

5.2   How negative thoughts affect the body & emotions

5.3   Positive imagining

5.4   Negative imagining

5.5   Exercise – Noticing and changing negative thinking

5.6   Reading



6.1   Introduction

6.2   Cultivating compassion and kindness

6.3   Mindful speech

6.4   Setting Mindful boundaries

6.5   Cultivating gratitude

6.6   Reading




7.1   Introduction

7.2   Mindful meditation – exercise

7.3   Transcendental meditation (TM)

7.4   Music & meditation

7.5   Guided meditation

7.6   Meditation classes: group meditation

7.7   Waking meditation

7.8   Meditation – summary

7.9   Reading  



8.1  Panic attacks

8.2   Obsessive compulsive disorder

8.3   Depression

8.4   Addiction

8.5   Mindfulness Therapies

8.6   MBCT

8.7   MBSR

8.8   Mindfulness therapy – summary

8.9   Reading




9.1  Starting a Mindfulness group

9.2  Being part of a Mindfulness group

9.3  Mindfulness as a therapist

9.4  Teaching Mindfulness

9.5  Mindfulness as a business

9.6  Developing your own Mindfulness business

9.7  Attracting clients as a Mindfulness practitioner

9.8  Reading



10.1 The benefits of Mindful workers

10.2 Stress – a positive or negative factor

10.3 How to manage stress in the workplace

10.4 Mindfulness – the team builder

10.5 Mindful leadership/management

10.6 Mindfulness in the workplace – summary

10.7 Reading 



11.1 Managing your own stress/anxiety

11.2 Thinking vs feeling

11.3 ‘Editing’ your thinking: refining the mind

11.4 Mindful exercises

11.5 Daily Mindful moments

11.6 10 tips for daily Mindfulness

11.7 Being flexible

11.8 Mindfulness – summary

All of our courses include full tutor support. You can contact your tutor either by email or telephone, or request a call back.

Our friendly course advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that you might have.

Our contact numbers are:

Freephone: 0800 955 6808

Training Centre: 0161 907 0948

We also offer monthly practice groups and inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of the techniques, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our monthly events via email.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0161 907 0948 for more assistance.


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