Course Description

Diploma in Mindfulness and Well-Being – September 2024

City Colleges

The Diploma in Mindfulness Studies at City Colleges is offered as both a theoretical and practical introduction to mindfulness practice and to the rapidly growing field of mindfulness-based approaches used in healthcare, science and in wider society.

The term ‘mindfulness’ relates to a variety of meditative practices involving the deliberate focus of our attention, non-judgmentally, in the present moment as well as to the quality of the awareness that is cultivated in this way.

When mindful awareness is brought to a stressful experience, it allows the possibility of setting aside habitual reactive tendencies, and instead responding to the challenging experience with more clarity and ease. The practice of mindfulness can also bring an increased awareness of the joyful moments of our lives, moments that we often miss when we are lost in thoughts about the past or the future.

Studies have shown that committed participation in a mindfulness programme can result in lasting positive effects on health and well-being.

As mindfulness practice is by nature experiential, the City Colleges Diploma will include participation in the eight week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR ), as devised by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Each three-hour course session will be divided into two components:

1 ) a presentation on a topic related to mindfulness for one hour’s duration

2 ) The MBSR programme, delivered over the ten week duration of the course, with each session lasting two hours.

The MBSR course will introduce participants to different forms of mindfulness practice including sitting meditation, body awareness and gentle mindful movement. Guided CDs are provided. These classes will also include experiential exercises and group dialogue and reflection.

Whilst our coverage of relevant theory is important, the daily mindfulness practice is key to developing a personal insight into and relationship with the practice and the qualities associated with mindfulness. It’s strongly recommended that you can devote 45 minutes a day to the guided formal meditation practice.

College Name City Colleges
Course Category Mindfulness, Wellbeing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 1st September 2024
Course Fee 995
Course Duration 10 Weeks (1 Evening Per Week)
Course Times 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Awarding Body Institute of Commercial Management
Title of Awarding Diploma in Mindfulness & Well-Being
Career Path The Mindfulness Studies Diploma will be awarded on the basis of a submitted portfolio which will include a practice journal, a reflective essay on how your experience and understanding of mindfulness has developed over the course, and a short paper on an aspect of mindfulness-based approaches that you have researched. Participants should be aware that the City Colleges Diploma in Mindfulness Studies does not qualify one to teach Mindfulness-Based Approaches. Information on further training can be provided.
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Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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