8 Week Mindfulness Courses
MBLC, CBLC and MBIT.
We offer three courses in the 8 week format. The Mindfulness Based Living Course, (MBLC), the Compassion Based Living Course, (CBLC) and the Mindfulness Based Inclusion Training, (MBIT).
- The next MBLC starts – Saturday 18th January 2020, 10:30-1:00pm £80 per person
- The next CBLC starts – Saturday 25th April 2020, 10:30-1:00pm £120 per person
- The next MBIT starts – Saturday 26th September 2020, 10:30-1:00pm £160 per person
If you are unable to meet the suggested donations due to financial difficulty, we do offer some concessionary places on each course. If you need any support to undertake the course please email us to discuss how we can help. firstname.lastname@example.org)
We strongly recommend you follow the courses as outlined starting with the MBLC and then proceeding to complete the CBLC. Only once you have completed these courses will you be able to complete the MBIT course.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course is a weekly 2.5 hour Mindfulness Training Course.
The MBLC is one of only six courses listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers Website. Designed by the Mindfulness Association an affiliate organisation of the UK Network. The Course is based on their level 1 Mindfulness Training programme.
The course is designed to provide a strong foundation and understanding of Mindfulness Practice.
The MBLC programme has been specifically designed to help anyone regardless of their psychological, physical or emotional situation. It is suitable for both those not suffering from any specific illness as well as those who may be experiencing difficulty.
The MBLC is one of the only available mindfulness courses not attached to any form of social stigma or illness. It is therefore considered most accessible to everyone both inside or outside of a medical or treatment based setting. It is also the prerequisite for the CBLC and MBIT courses we deliver. If you have received training you may be eligible to attend the compassion based living course and MBIT courses however, we ask you to contact us to confirm your training pathway if you have not trained with us before. It also important to say that whilst you may have trained elsewhere in the past. The Urban Mindfulness Foundation have a particular style of training and therefore it may be worthwhile proceeding with the initial programmes as a way to develop understanding of our ethos and methods of delivery.
The MBLC weekly themes are:
1 – Start Where We Are
2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
4 – Working with Distraction
5 – Exploring the Undercurrent
6 – Attitude of the Observer
7 – Self-acceptance
8 – A Mindfulness Based Life
To book a place on an 8 Week Course, please select the course and date from the links below to complete your booking and payment.
Please note: dates may be subject to change where unavoidable
These are educational courses designed to help develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to build the foundations of a sustained personal practice, with a view to applying this in your life and perhaps also in your professional work. These courses are primarily experiential but also educational and we would like to invite you to immerse yourself as best you can in the process.
Commitment, Bonuses and General Guidance
We would very much like to encourage you to attend all of the group sessions, if at all possible, and if you can’t make it, please let us know beforehand. We also encourage you attend the drop in classes available to deepen your learning. The drop in classes are also offered on a donation basis but are free whilst your course is running. You will also be eligible to attend one mindfulness retreat day free of charge when you book a course.
You are invited to wear loose but warm and comfortable clothing for the course that is appropriate for gentle body movement and stretching. If you already use a meditation bench, stool, cushions or blanket, you are welcome to bring them along with you. There will also be a limited number of mats, cushions and chairs available.