Mindfulness Based Living Course

Wednesday 23 January – 13 March 2019

7.00 – 9.00 pm

Carnegie Hall & Music Institute, East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JA

The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is accredited to the Mindfulness Association and recognised by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers.

Each week you will be introduced to a new technique and attitude within a group context, such working with the unsettled mind, settling the mind, the mind and body integration, distraction, allowing and letting do, and kindness to name a few.
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There will be an opportunity for discussions of the experience of each new technique and attitude, but participation in these discussions is invited not demanded.

To book a place on the course you only have to make payment. I’m happy for a £80 deposit to be paid to reserve a place, and then to pay the full amount before the course starts.

There are two places for individuals experiencing unemployment at £80.00. In these cases I am happy to accept a £40.00 deposit for the course.

All corrispondence via bill@bemindfulfife.co.uk

About Be Mindful Fife

Selection of Participants Evaluations of MBLC

What, if anything, was the most important thing you learned?

“Being able to separate myself from my thoughts, recognising that all people what to be free from suffering … to balance acts of kindness to others with kindness to myself”

“understanding why my mind races, how to not let it take over and how to put this into practice in everyday situations”

“Being able to put space between myself and my emotions. It helped me not to be in the middle of situations but to observe them”

“to spend more time on myself: to occasionally stop”

“identifying stress and taking time out to chill”

“my mind is too busy and it has been very beneficial to realise this and to start working towards doing something about it”

How, if anything, has the course impacted on your life?

“At work I’m trying to be present, slow my pace, do fewer things well and achieve more. At home I’m much more present and kind with my family. With friends I am more patient and kind.”

“I have used mindfulness to help interact with my children. It has helped me to understand situations from their point of view … more understanding”

“taking more time to listen and engage”

“I realise others can be going through what I am/was. It has made me more empathetic. I also am much calmer which impacts on everything”

 


Compassionate Based Living Course (CBLC)

2019 (sign up now)

“What is next?” … “What do I do now?

These are the most common questions I am asked after a teaching a mindfulness course. My anwer is the Compassionate Based Living Course (CBLC) is the next step in any mindfulness journey. Without doubt, I would say the CBLC is the most important class I have completed in my seven years of mindfulness training. It provides the key practices and attitudes that I return to again and again. The reason I do this may resonate with other mindfulness practitioners

During introductory mindfulness courses we often start to learn how to be consciously aware of what is happening, as it is happening without judgement or preference. Whilst kindness is introduced or inferred during MBCT, MBSR and MBLC: Some of us experience difficulty meeting what comes into our awareness (difficulty or joy) with kindness and acceptance.

In this course compassion is explicitly introduced as the central attitude to meet with our experience, such that mindfulness (consciously aware of what is happening, as it is happening) is married to compassion. Practicing these together can enable us to live a more fuller and liberated life

As Tara Brach (2012) points out Mindfulness and Compassion are

as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird.

Together they enable us to fly and be free.

 

The CBLC will be delivered in two-hour session per week for nine weeks, and participants will have access to a manual and sound-files.

There is also the option of a full day of practice.

To book a place on the course you only have to make payment. I’m happy for a £80 deposit to be paid to reserve a place, and then to pay the full amount before the course starts.

There are two places for individuals experiencing unemployment at £80.00. In these cases I am happy to accept a £40.00 deposit for the course.

Note

You must have completed an introductory mindfulness course before seeking entry onto the CBLC. 

Please contact bill@bemindfulfife.co.uk for inquires, cost and to book a place.

Once payment is made for a course, this is non-refundable. Please contact for more information.

Health means different things to different people.

Take time to define what health means to you and what you are willing to do or willing to give up doing to bring better health into your life.

Investing in your health now can pay dividends for the rest of your life. What is one easy thing you can do today to live healthier? Lao Tzu (604 BC)