Mindfulness - Developing Self Compassion

Course code: ZCKU612P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


28th Sep 2022 - 7th Dec 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

Mindfulness practice enhances mental and physical wellbeing. Research highlights its success in reducing stress and anxiety, helping with pain relief, and improving sleep patterns.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Who is this course for?
Anyone with an interest in finding out more about the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help us feel less trapped by habits of the mind’s autopilot and open us to a new way of living.

What the course will cover:
Mindfulness can help us to take a more balanced approach to our negative emotions so that feelings are neither exaggerated nor suppressed. Mindfulness is a non-judgmental mind state whereby we can observe our thoughts and feelings as they are, rather than trying to suppress or deny them.

Developing self-compassion involves treating ourselves with understanding and warmth rather than ignoring our feelings or being self-critical. We will be able to recognise that being imperfect, making mistakes and experiencing other challenges are all part of life and if we can learn to be compassionate toward ourselves, we can reduce our suffering.

This introductory course will offer the opportunity to find ways to observe our negative thoughts and emotions with openness and clarity, being held in mindful awareness. As you begin to explore ways to remain present, rather than re-living or pre-living experiences, you can benefit from a greater sense of control and awareness. Living as a human ‘being’ rather than a human ‘doing’.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Recognised the benefits of adopting mindfulness practice
• identified ways to observe negative thoughts and emotions without becoming self-critical
• practised some mindfulness techniques to help you relax

Please note there will be no class on 26/10/2022.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
There is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

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Mindfulness - Overcoming Negative Thought Patterns
No previous knowledge or experience necessary.

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 2022 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.
The course will include a mixture of presentations, discussion, group work and activities. Handouts will be provided.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.