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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

About this course

Course code:
Z51000040
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Health and Social Sciences
Campus:
Frenchay
Programme leader:
Christine Ramsey-Wade

Page last updated 16 January 2018

Introduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based 8-week mindfulness course, in which you will learn how to practice mindfulness meditation to better meet the stresses in your life.

The in-session and home practices, which include some gentle movement practices, have helped many people to increase their awareness of their thoughts and emotions, to improve their concentration, and to improve their relationships.

More information about mindfulness


Course tutor

Christine Ramsey-Wade is a chartered and registered counselling psychologist. She has also had a personal meditation practice for many years, and has undergone mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University. Christine teaches mindfulness skills to clients in a mental health setting, and teaches mindfulness theory and practices to post-graduates at UWE. She follows the Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-based Courses as set by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.

Student quotes

"You learn to enjoy the little things in life, and that thoughts are just thoughts that can be tamed if you practise enough".

"I feel like I've given myself a gift".

"The challenge of finding time can be overcome when you realise everything else can wait".

" Always felt comfortable and relaxed throughout, couldn't ask for a better teacher".

Entry requirements

This short course is appropriate for anyone struggling with the effects of stress who is interested in meditation and willing to practice the in-class exercises at home between sessions.

Structure

Content

If you are interested in attending the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at UWE, you will be invited to attend an orientation session. This will tell you more about the course and answer any questions you may have. This will also be an opportunity for you to experience a short mindfulness practice in a small group environment, to help you assess whether this course is right for you at this time.

On booking you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. Your information will be kept confidential at all times, and will only be seen by the course leader.  Your information will be retained until the end of the course, when it will be confidentially destroyed.

Upon completion of your orientation session, you will be invited to formally register on the course and pay your course fees via the UWE online store.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Orientation sessions: Free

Full eight week course:
UWE undergraduates: £50.00
UWE postgraduates: £100.00
UWE staff: £150
UWE alumni: £200.00
External applicants: £250.00

Dates for Orientation sessions

Thursday 19 April 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 (Project Room, 0H06, Frenchay)
Thursday 19 April 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (2B026, Frenchay)
Monday 23 April 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 (Project Room, 0H06, Frenchay)
Monday 23 April 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Project Room, 0H06, Frenchay)
Thursday 26 April 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 (Project Room, 0H06, Frenchay)
Thursday 26 April 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Project Room, 0H06, Frenchay)

Attendence Dates for full course

Thursday 5 May 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 10 May 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 17 May 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 24 May 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 7 June 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 14 June 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
All-day - Saturday 16 June 2018, 09:30 - 16:30 (Room 2Q50/51 Frenchay)
Thursday 21 June 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)
Thursday 28 June 2018, 17:00 19:30 (Room 0H11a and 0H11b Frenchay)

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