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8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
Mindfulness is a unique and accessible practice that helps us be more focused on the life we are living. It allows us to become more aware of what is happening our inner and outer worlds, and how these are impacting our mood and behaviour.
Mindfulness practices give the practitioner the ability to live in the present, to observe experience non-judgementally with patience, self-compassion and resilience. This offers a perspective on our experience that engenders a clearer and calmer mind, helps manage and reduce stress and allows us to flourish no matter what life throws at us.
Research has shown that practicing mindfulness can:
- Reduce measurable levels of stress and anxiety
- Increase levels of emotional intelligence
- Boost the immune system
- Improve length and quality of sleep
- Increase communication skills
- Develop concentration and memory function
- Create a sense of wellbeing and calm
The 8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) was developed by the Mindfulness Association. It is a mindfulness approach grounded in the traditional practice of mindfulness, but also incorporating self-compassion and insight practices to offer an expansive experiential course that is designed to make mindfulness and self-compassion relevant and applicable to our daily lives.
You will receive course materials and guided practices. You do not need any previous mindfulness or meditation experience, but the course would also suit people who wanted to develop their existing practice.
James is an experienced mindfulness teacher who holds an MSc Studies in Mindfulness from The University of Aberdeen. He completes regular further training and Continuing Professional Development in line with the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) as set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers. He has extensive mindfulness teaching experience in the personal, corporate, charitable and criminal justice sectors.
James is dedicated to helping people develop their own mindfulness practice, giving them the tools they need to skilfully navigate the shifting sands of human existence.