8 Week Mindfulness Courses
MBLC and CBLC
We offer two courses in the 8 week format. The Mindfulness Based Living Course, (MBLC) and the Compassion Based Living Course, (CBLC).
The Mindfulness Based Living Course is a weekly 2.5 hour Mindfulness Training Session over 8 weeks.
One of the courses listed on the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches Website, and designed by the Mindfulness Association. This course offers a great starting point to begin to explore and develop 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 diagnosis.
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
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 free if you are on a current paid course program.
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.