Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Course code: ZCXR612P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

12:30pm - 2:30pm


5th Apr 2022 - 28th Jun 2022

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details


01235 555 585

Learn how to deepen a daily Mindfulness habit through practical exercises and group discussions. The basic techniques of Mindfulness are taught in Part 1-introduction, refined in Part 2 - Deepening the practice and deepened in Part 3 - self-compassion.
This ten-week course will focus on mindfulness and self-compassion. This course offers a more in-depth introduction to the benefits of Mindfulness - a method of mental training that provides a set of simple, yet powerful practices to help manage the daily stresses of life. It offers ways to break free from some unconscious habits of thinking and behaving that can prevent someone from living life to the full.

What is Mindfulness * The Pillars of Mindfulness * The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness * Mindfulness Coaching * Next Steps

Mindfulness Part 3: Self Compassion
This course will focus on how learners can use mindfulness techniques to cultivate compassion towards the self, growing kindness and gentle awareness in their lives.

This course offers the opportunity to create a unique self-care practice by:
• Evaluating different mindfulness self-compassion practices
• Considering alternative perspectives through group enquiry and group exercises
• Exploring a variety of different meditation approaches, including movement, body scans and breath-work
• Discovering the transformative potential of self-compassion by applying key principles and practices to everyday life
• Discussing self-compassion, difficult relationships, and compassion fatigue
• Investigating how challenges can arise in mindfulness practice for the individual
• Considering how self-compassion can be used to develop greater self-appreciation
• Reframing the internal dialogue to reduce self-criticism and increase self-kindness
• Investigating mindfulness and self-compassion research

Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

There would be no teaching on 09/04/2022, 16/04/2022. 23/04/2022, 04/06/2022

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

After completing this course, learners can progress on to exploring other contemplative practices or attend a Mindfulness meditation retreat to help intensify and deepen their experience of Mindfulness.

This course has been designed to be delivered as a standalone course or as part of a suite of courses. Why not enrol onto the suite?

Psychology - introduction
Mindfulness - (Introductory)
Mindfulness - (Deepening the practice)
No entry requirements are needed to join this course, only an interest in learning more about this fascinating subject and a willingness to commit to a weekly self-practice.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £110.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £110.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £66.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £66.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learners have the opportunity to self-assess their Mindfulness practise, habit and techniques and discuss these as part of regular group discussions. There are no formal assessments, because this is a not an accredited course. Informal methods of assessment will be used.
For example:
Question & answer/reading
Practical exercises
1:1 tutor support