Learn mindfulness Mindfulness for stress courses About the course Online Mindfulness for Stress Course - 28th March 2021 On this eight-week Online Mindfulness for Stress course you will learn mindfulness skills to cope with stress, depression, fear, and anxiety, within a supportive and friendly group setting and an expert teacher. The course will also teach you how to boost your happiness and well-being, and find new sources of resilience, joy, and calm in your life. Find out more about The Mindfulness for Stress Course here. Book My Place ABOUT THE COURSE An 8-week Course delivered in eight, weekly online sessions by an experienced Breathworks teacher (in 2-hour live sessions using easy-to-use webinar software, same time, same day each week) All the content of the 8-Week Mindfulness for Stress course on our virtual learning platform, so you can also access learning resources and practice guidance at any time, from any time zone Group discussion forums where you can share reflections and questions with your teacher and course supporters between the live sessions (or if you’re unable to make any of the live sessions) A group of fellow course participants from around the UK and the world Unlimited access to the course materials after your course has ended - you can revisit the course content and practices as often as you want! HOW DO I TAKE PART? Join a weekly live online learning session (recommended but not compulsory) Watch, listen to and read learning materials for each week - at a time that suits you Practise with the meditations - 10 minutes twice a day, for six out of seven days, over the eight weeks of the course Talk to your classmates and teacher online about how you’re finding the course and how the meditations, mindfulness, and compassion practices are affecting your health and general well-being The first week includes some time for orientation – we’ll provide guidance for you on how to use our simple e-learning platform. You will need access to the internet via a computer, smartphone or tablet. WHAT I WILL LEARN? The skill of meditation Mindfulness and self-compassion skills in your daily life Greater concentration and focus How breath and body awareness can transform stress Supportive mindful movement practices The art of taking joy in simple pleasures How to overcome your ‘negativity bias’ The many health benefits of mindfulness. Book My Place Event details Where Online The course will be held on our easy to use virtual learning platform (Moodle), and the sessions will be held via Zoom - an easy-to-use online webinar/conference call programme. The practices and guided meditations will be available online anytime, and you will be able to share reflections and questions with your teacher and group via an online discussion forum. When Start: Sunday, 28th March 2021 End: Sunday, 16th May 2021 Live session times: The times given are those in the United Kingdom. If you are joining from elsewhere in the world you can use this Time Zone Converter to work out the times for you in our own country. Sundays, 15.00 - 17.00 UK time* Live session date Live session time (UK time) Session 1 28th March 3pm-5.30pm Session 2 4th April 3pm-5pm Session 3 11th April 3pm-5pm Session 4 18th April 3pm-5pm Session 5 25th April 3pm-5pm Session 6 2nd May 3pm-5pm Session 7 9th May 3pm-5pm Session 8 16th May 3pm-5pm *the first live session will be 2 ½ hours long to allow time for orientation & introductions, other sessions will all be 2 hours long Your Teacher his session will be led by experienced Breathworks teacher Mj Stephens. Mj is a Buddhist and have worked at the Manchester Buddhist centre since 1997. During that time he has enjoyed teaching many meditation and Buddhism classes. Hence he has been practicing Mindfulness for over 20 years, as he has very regular meditation practice. He particularly enjoy teaching in group situations and since qualifying with Breathworks as an accredited Mindfulness teacher he has taught many of the Mindfulness for Stress courses.Over the last 18 months he has seen many people benefit from these course and now have resources to work with their anxiety and stress. As well as being a Mindfulness teacher he is also an Alexander Technique Teacher. He trained in Kendal for 3 years and qualified in 2010. The Alexander Technique, known mostly as a technique to improve posture, is really all about mindfulness and becoming aware of our helpful and unhelpful postural habits. If we can use ourselves well we will function better, so mindfulness of our bodies as well as our minds will lead towards greater well being. So he enjoys using his AT skills combined with the Breathworks material. Its a recipe for success and offers very practical ways forward. Cost Course fee Concession Organisational rate £275 £185 £360 Concessionary Places There are a limited number of concessionary places which are available to people in financial hardship. As a guide we suggest this applies to people with an income of less than £17,000 a year. If your annual income is higher than this and would like to discuss your eligibility for a concessionary place for other reasons, please contact us. Organisation Fee: If your employer is paying for you to attend this course, the organisation fee for the course is £360. We have found that some employers will release people from work to attend our courses, and in some cases will pay for them. If you wish to approach your employer for time off or for funding, we will be happy to provide a letter to verify your course arrangements and attendance and make suitable payment arrangements if required. BURSARY PLACES We have a limited number of bursary places for people whose situation and financial circumstances are such that they would not otherwise be able to afford to attend a course with us. We want as many people as possible to benefit from Breathworks courses, and we ask you to consider how much you are able to fund yourself. Subject to available funds, the charitable arm of our organisation, The Breathworks Foundation, will fund the remainder of the course fee. To apply, please complete this form and click submit. This event is closed now. Thank you for expressing your interest to join the course. For more details please follow the link here. If you would like to get in touch with us, please ring to the office+44 (0)161 834 1110 or email [email protected] Thank you.