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This course is to help people make sense of and navigate these challenging times by learning some practical skills. The course is made up of three one-hour sessions, which like building blocks build on one another. Participants will be supported with written materials, brief mindfulness practices and ways to integrate what is learned into everyday life. It can start to help people answer such questions as:

 

 

The dates for this course are Mondays 7pm-8pm, 7th, 14th and 21st September 2020.

 

Taught by Willem Kuyken and Claire Kelly.

 

The classes will be online delivered via ZOOM, and you do not need to pre-register to join the course.

 

Simply click this link at the start time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87176658664.

Further details of how to use ZOOM are at the bottom of this page.

Theme#1 – Paying Attention, on purpose, with curiosity and care.

Learning to steady and stabilize our attention, intentionally and effectively so we can focus on what is important.

Some resources to support your learning:

Mindfulness unpacked: What is mindfulness? What is mindfulness practice?

Paying Attention: On purpose, in the present moment, with interest and care.

Ten minute body scan mindfulness practice

Theme#2 – Perspective: Learning New Ways of Being.

Learning how different modes of being and doing can serve us as at different times. We can think, problem solve and plan. But we can also tune in directly to another way of being; holding our moment-by-moment experience with kindness, care and steadiness. There is great skill in knowing when each mode serves us best.

Some resources to support your learning:

Perspective: Learning New Ways of Knowing and Being

Breathing Space mindfulness practice

Theme#3 – Responding (not reacting).

Having steadied our attention and created some space, we start to have a choice about how we respond. We cover some of the basics of what resources us to meet challenges with courage, clarity and wisdom. We’ll signpost the many ways in which you can continue to learn and apply these skills in your everyday life.

Some resources to support your learning:

Responding, not reacting.

Responsive Breathing Space – try asking yourself these questions in the last few moments of this practice, “What would support my well-being and the well-being of others in this moment?”

If you want to take your learning further, our web pages have details of the courses we offer here and many other resources here.

More about Chris Cullen

What is Zoom?

Each session will be held by ZOOM Video Conferencing, which is completely free to register and use.

The link to join each session is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87176658664.

For details on how to join and use ZOOM please visit their website at: https://zoom.us/resources