Centre for Mindful Life Enhancement

Autumn 2021

ONLINE COURSES IN MINDFULNESS BASED LIFE ENHANCEMENT

Our online MBLE courses have been very successful over the past nine months, and we shall be running one more in 2021. This will again be a five week course, and will run on Tuesday afternoons, 14.30 to 17.00, beginning on 26 October, and concluding on 23 November. We will again be using Zoom.

The course introduces participants to MBLE, which includes formal mindfulness [meditation], informal mindfulness and mindful movement. We shall explore the Four Immeasurables [Loving Kindness, Compassion, Empathetic Joy and Equanimity], as well as several aspects of Positive Psychology, including Gratitude, Savouring, Challenging Negative Thinking, Forgiveness, Optimism and Hope.

The course is primarily experiential, with supporting material to help develop and sustain the practice of mindfulness. As well as practice and explanation there is opportunity for you to contribute and get to know your fellow participants through break-out rooms and plenary discussions.

Some comments from participants this year:

"I just want to say that I feel I really gained a lot from doing the MBLE course."

"Many thanks for the hard work from you and your team, I am very much enjoying the course. I had a eureka moment when you presented the four immeasurables, their meanings suddenly dropped into place."

"Thank you for a very enjoyable evening."

"Thank you for last night’s session. I found it really interesting and enjoyed it."

"It has been a life changer for me. The meditations both in subject and length and that they are mainly guided have helped me bring some regularity to my practice which I hope will continue. It was also a pleasure to be part of a group and to meet you and others in the chat room."

As always these courses are offered without charge - we ask only for full commitment to attend all the sessions. If you would like to apply please email us at: courses@mindfulenhance.org

ONLINE MINDFULNESS SESSIONS

The Centre continues to run live online mindfulness sessions using Zoom. The sessions last an hour and include meditations, mindful movement and breakouts. They take place on alternate Tuesdays at 1300 and on alternate Thursdays at 1800.

For more details please get in touch by emailing courses@mindfulenhance.org. We have also made freely available meditations from these sessions. These can be accessed here: Meditations for Turbulent Times and here: Pillars of Joy

MINDFUL AGEING ONLINE COURSE

The online version of our course in Mindful Ageing continues to be available, and feedback on the course has been very positive. This has been designed as an eight week self-paced programme, following the format of our MBLE and Mindful Ageing courses which we have run for the last decade. The structure allows participants to take the course at your own pace, and there is access from the documents to all our guided meditations, including a number specially created for this programme. There are videos of mindful movement, and short videos and presentations which explain the key principles of mindfulness and mindful ageing.

Some comments from participants:

  • “I feel more at peace, less rushed, and there seems to be more time! And mindfulness has hooked me. I’ll not be stopping at the end of the eight weeks; there’s enough material in this programme to last a lifetime – although I do have my favourite meditations that I greatly enjoy repeating!”

  • “I have now completed the eight week online course. The learning process will continue. My intention for doing the course was to enhance my life with mindful living. This has been the best thing that has happened to me in the lockdown! The format of the course is excellent.”

  • “The format is quite magnificent. Each part leads one easily into the next; the links are easy to follow, and it is a simple step to return each time to one’s current session. The thought that has gone into tailoring the meditations to each session’s theme is impressive, and I enjoyed doing the new meditations, and then returning to some of the more familiar ones.”

The course also includes a number of additional resources designed to help participants develop their practice of mindfulness and understanding of mindful ageing. You can find more details about the course in our leaflet: Mindful Ageing Course. If you would like access to this free course please email us: courses@mindfulenhance.org . Additionally, please pass the message on to anyone else you think may be interested.


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THE JEWEL MEDITATIONS

Many people have asked for easier access to our short meditations - lasting, five, ten or fifteen minutes. These are now available with the following link, which will take you to a page from which you can play or download them. We hope you enjoy.



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