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Mindfulness Diploma Course
Whats Involved11 Modules , 9 Videos
No time limit for completing your course
150 hours of study
How to manage stress and anxiety in yourself and others, by adopting a Mindful approach
Mindfulness is a modern concept, which describes the adoption of a new mindset, which can measurably alter ones outlook and mood and is used as an empowering tool in the self-management of anxiety and stress.
Mindfulness is the practice of being aware in every possible moment while keeping a non-judgmental outlook and at the same time observing your own bodily and emotional responses. Many businesses and individuals are introducing powerful Mindfulness techniques into their daily routines to help relieve stress in the workplace and to keep a positive outlook and to help adopt a more productive approach to life.
To do this you should begin to observe the ‘self’ and any reactions to situations and others in a dispassionate way. In other words, not be a slave to our own thoughts and the emotions that they generate, but to step back and assess before the usual reaction takes place.
Mindfulness is about taking a ‘holistic’ approach to mind, body and spirit. So to fully practice Mindfulness, it is important to look at oneself as a spiritual being. Because of this new outlook, practices such as Meditation, Yoga and Thai Chi can also be utilised to bring calm and peace to the mind and body, while employing a more detached and philosophical-spiritual outlook.
This powerful course will teach you everything that you need to know about Mindfulness and how to start using the techniques and principles in your daily life. Whether you are looking to use the Mindfulness techniques to help yourself or others, upon completion of this course you can work as a Mindfulness Practitioner either on a 1-2-1 basis or with groups of people, either in a therapy practice or in the workplace.
This Course would suitThere has been an explosion of research on what are known as ‘contemplative sciences’; Mindfulness is one of these types of science. All of the research that we have found reinforces the fact that Mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative sciences can significantly reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and other nervous disorders.
An ICM Survey of GP’s in the UK made the following findings:
72% of GPs think it would be helpful for their patients with mental health problems to learn Mindfulness meditation skills
66% of GPs say they would support a public information campaign to promote the potential health benefits of Mindfulness meditation
64% of GPs think it would be helpful to receive training in Mindfulness skills themselves.
Research shows that mindfulness training can bring ….
Greater insight. By adopting a mindful perspective, we observe our experience but don’t get caught up in it. Mindfulness helps us get greater clarity on what is happening in our minds, and in our lives.
Improved problem-solving. By slowing down and investigating our thoughts, feelings and experiences more carefully, we create space and time to come up with wise responses to the difficulties in our lives. We create space between the urge to react and our actions themselves, and we can make considered and creative decisions about how to behave.
Better attention. We can concentrate better on tasks, maintain our focus and reach goals. We are less distracted. Experience can become fresher, lighter, clearer, richer and more vivid.
Less selfishness. We are less wrapped up in our own thoughts and feelings and so have greater ability to take others into account. We can be more considerate, empathic, compassionate, sensitive and flexible in our relationships.
Less neurosis. We experience the world in an open way that is not so weighed down by unhelpful psychological patterns and cultivates gratitude. We are better attuned to ourselves, to others, and to the world, and able to act more skilfully, based on present need, rather than past conditioning.
More acceptance. Through Mindfulness, we see that events, thoughts and feelings always change, and we can learn to bear experiences more lightly, and let them go. We are more able to enjoy well-being that does not depend on things going “right” or always being right.
Greater enjoyment of life. We can become more aware of pleasant experiences that were previously unnoticed because of our mental focus on the past and the future
Less “beating ourselves up”. Mindfulness reduces our identification with negative thinking patterns – we stop thinking we are our thoughts, and we can be kind to ourselves when we have negative thoughts about ourselves
Better mind–body integration. Many of us have a tendency to live “in our heads” and ignore what is happening in our bodies. Mindfulness makes us more aware of what is happening both in our bodies and in our minds, so we can experience and take into account the full range of our thoughts as well as our feelings.
Qualification obtainedThe Mindfulness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.
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