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Professional and short courses

Introduction to Mindfulness

This practical half day workshop will explore how to use mindfulness skills as a way of improving the overall quality of your life.

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Mindfulness is a way to help you stand back from your thoughts, to gain some calm and perspective in the otherwise frantic world. Once you have learnt these skills you can then begin to use them in your everyday working practice. This experiential taster day will introduce you to the concept of mindfulness and to some of its most common practices, giving you a greater understanding and appreciation of mindfulness and its application to your own life. You will also explore some of the key features and benefits of regular mindfulness practices, as well as the latest neuroscience evidence of its benefits. No prior experience of mindfulness is necessary.

York campus

  • Course leader – Matthew Cole, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
  • Duration – Half day
  • Dates and times

    Friday 17 May

    9.30am to 12.30pm

Course Fees

£50 per person

Course information

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone wishing to learn more about mindfulness and its benefits.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How to be mindful
  • Evidence for the benefits of mindfulness
  • Practical experiences of mindfulness practice

How will I learn?

You will learn through a combination of experiential exercises, discussion and information.

How will my employer benefit?

If you can take better care of yourself by being more mindful, that can benefit all aspects of your life. This workshop is suitable for anybody wishing to enhance their personal development, and apply this practice to their everyday life.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole is a 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.

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