Events and Courses
The ONLINE Eight Week Compassion Based Living Course
19/04/2021 - 07/06/2021 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The ONLINE 8-Week Compassion Based Living Course (CBLC)
“Compassion isn’t some kind of self improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. All those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at” (Pemma Chodron)
Would you like to explore the possibility of:
• Being more compassionate and less critical towards yourself
This course offers tried and tested ways and practices for integrating compassion in all that we do.
Developed by the Mindfulness Association, this experiential and secular course offers a continuing pathway after a training in mindfulness, and draws on insights from Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology and Mahayana Buddhism.
Through mindful self-compassion and compassionate imagery, we cultivate positive emotions as a way of building up an inner resource, from which we can approach the difficulties that are part and parcel of being alive.
We then approach the self-critic: that persistent inner voice that is harsh and condemning, and always finding fault in what we do. What it would be like to cultivate an inner voice that is kind and supportive, and to live life from this place, rather than from a place of self-criticism?
As there is a strong emphasis on the experiential nature of the course, there are home practice suggestions between the sessions that include regular mindfulness and compassion practice and daily life exercises.
This course is designed as a follow on course for those who have completed an eight week mindfulness training or similar.
The Course Fee is £200/£170 concessions
ONLINE Eight Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (ZOOM)
22/04/2021 - 10/06/2021 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE ZOOM VERSION of the 8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
This course will run weekly on zoom, onWednesday evenings 6.30-8.30
The Mindfulness Based Living Course is an 8-week programme based on the work of world-renowned secular mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn. It is similar in content to the MBSR Course, but is designed specifically for non-clinical populations, and also places a stronger emphasis on cultivating loving kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.
Three decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete mindfulness courses report:
The course is largely experiential, each session consisting of at least one 25/40 minute meditation, or “practice” and the opportunity to explore and share in a supportive group environment experiences of the practices both within the group and at home, under the guidance of an experienced practitioner.
Meditation practices include the body scan, mindfulness of breathing, sound, body and thoughts, 3 minute breathing space, mindful movement, mindful walking, loving kindness meditation, mountain meditation and mindful eating. There will also be an exploration of how to bring mindfulness into our daily life, work and communication with others, and how mindfulness can help with stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness is an outlook rather than a technique, and developing a regular meditation practice enables us to cultivate and develop it. Home practice is therefore an important aspect to this training and we suggest putting aside 30-40 minutes a day, to gain the maximum benefit from the course.
Each course consists of :
The course tutor is available throughout the duration of the course via phone or email to support you in your practice and answer any questions.
This course will take place in the comfort of your own home via zoom. We will send you an invitation each week, and once you have connected you will be able to see and hear myself and the other group members. We suggest you wear loose fitting clothes.
The course fee is £200/£170 concession for people on benefits.
Mindfulness Glasgow will always do it’s best to accommodate people on low incomes, so please let us know if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a partially funded place, should one become available.
ONLINE Spring Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
08/05/2021 - 09/05/2021 / All Day
You cant change the waves but you can learn to surf…. (Jon Kabat Zinn)
This guided ONLINE mindfulness retreat will run over a weekend, giving participants the opportunity to explore the gift of alone time, in company, and will focus on creating the circumstances needed to be more present and and create a more spacious awareness, in the home environment.
Beginners and mindfulness practitioners welcome.
More details to follow but the retreat will start friday night with a welcome zoom and check in, and then will run for the Saturday and Sunday
People can join for one or two days
Details to follow but in the meantime, please email me if you’d like to find out more…
The next session runs at Netherlee Church (upper Hall) on Wednesday 28th March 1900-21.00
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