Short course

Experiential Introduction to Mindfulness

Understand the way our thoughts, feelings and behaviours interact and gain insight into your own psychological processes.

Mindfulness is a way to help you stand back from your thoughts and to gain some calm in the otherwise frantic world. Once you have learnt these skills you can then begin to use them in your everyday working practice with your colleagues and others.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – Two-day study day
  • Facilitators - Matthew Cole - BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

What will I learn?

  • What is Mindfulness? Theory and Practice of Mindfulness
  • Application of Mindfulness Process’s to self
  • Range of Mindfulness tools
  • How to apply Mindfulness in life and in your work setting

Who should attend?


Health and social care professionals who work with individual clients who wish to enhance their range of psychological skills and interventions.

What difference will it make to attendees?

Attendees should have a great understanding about the dynamic interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviours which will provide greater insight into their own and others psychological process’s through the use of experimental practice and reflection on the practice of mindfulness.

What difference will it make to my work?

Attendees should notice positive benefits in their practice by enhancing and complimenting current skill sets and expanding their range of skills.

What difference will it make to my employer?

Clients and patients should hopefully benefit by the increased range of psychological interventions that the clinician can offer which will impact hugely on recovery and quality of life. In addition these skills will enhance the practitioner’s sense of practice and scope of practice and enhance their own mental well-being.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole is BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has been in practice for nearly 30 years. He has worked for a range of organisations including the NHS, the MOD, mental health charities and the private sector.

He has worked with a vast range of individuals, groups and organisations using CBT based interventions as the agent of change.

The Advantage at York St John University

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