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Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)

“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake." Thich Nhat Hanh

The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is a weekly mindfulness course based on the highly respected Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness Training. Each week offers a two hour long class, preceded by an introductory class before the eight week course begins and concluded by a follow up class afterwards to see how you are getting on with your independant practice. The course therefore consists of 10 classes.

Themes explored are:

  • Introductory session – What is mindfulness and why practice It?
  • Starting where we are
  • The body as a place to stay present
  • Introducing mindfulness support
  • Working with distraction
  • Exploring the undercurrent
  • Attitude of the observer
  • Self-acceptance
  • A mindfulness based life
  • Follow up session - The rest of your life

The MBLC is recognised as a weekly course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines. This comprehensive course is also the first stage in the teacher training run by the Mindfulness Association, for participants who wish to learn how to teach the MBLC. Those trained to teach the MBLC are eligible to join the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world,

we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” Jack Kornfield

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

Course begins May 15th, introductory class May 8th - book now!

Wednesday 6-8pm for 10 weeks from May 8th to July 10th in Fraser Hall, Cowan Bridge LA6 2HS

£195 including extensive course material. The intro. and follow up classes, although recommended are not essential as the formal 8 week course begins on May 15th.

MBLC Tutor, Helen Towers, is a complementary therapist and highly experienced Teacher Member of the Mindfulness Association having completed their Foundation course and Compassion 2 year training, Teaching Skills and Teacher Training retreat. She is also an accredited Trainer with Breathworks having attended their Mindfulness for Health programme, supporting people with stress, pain and illness, Mindful Movement and Advanced Teacher Training retreat.

Helen has been a part of the Mindfulness Association’s pioneering national 'Everyone' project, offering funded courses to support local causes including Hospice staff support and Unity addiction recovery programmes. For more information please see: www.relaxandjustbe.co.uk

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better.

It’s about befriending who we are already.” Pema Chödrön

For ongoing Mindful classes, you may like to consider Mindful Yoga or Mindful Meditation and Movement or have a look at our weekend workshops and overnight retreats. We aim to offer something for everyone. All are welcome and no experience is required so why not make some time for yourself and experience the many signifiant benefits of a mindful approach to life?

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” Buddha