Mindfulness - Overcoming Negative Thought Patterns

Course code: ZCKU613P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:45pm - 8:45pm


11th Jan 2023 - 22nd Mar 2023

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

Mindfulness offers an opportunity to overcome negative thought patterns and be less self-critical. Mindfulness has been seen to help people with anxiety, stress and depression and offers a new way of managing the realities of day-to-day life.

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 who has some understanding of Mindfulness and would like to deepen their knowledge and practise mindfulness techniques.

What the course will cover:
This course will explore how we relate to our thoughts and what impact they can have on our daily lives. Certain events can trigger automatic thoughts but by taking a few mindful moments it is possible to gain some space between you and your reactions. This can help to free you from what triggers you and you don’t have to respond in the same way. It is a practice in breaking negative responses that have become habitual. The first step is recognising how a thought or action makes us feel and that, without raising our awareness, how it can lead to certain responses and behaviours.

This course offers the opportunity to practise mindfulness techniques; to be aware of your thoughts and feelings and then letting them go. It opens the door to self-understanding as you become the observer, rather than being drawn into them.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• recognise how thoughts and feelings can impact on what you do
• identify ways to gain space between you and your reactions
• participate in mindfulness exercises

Please note there will be no class on 15/02/2023.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.
Free parking.

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.

Mindfulness - Managing the Stress of Everyday Living
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.