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ED505A: MINDFULNESS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course covers three key features of the Programme: establishing a mindfulness practice, the study of mindfulness and exploring the relevance of mindfulness to a self-selected professional, work or voluntary context. The two residential weekends of teaching, study and practice have a strong experiential focus. They introduce students to the foundations of mindfulness practice through teaching, guided practice and inquiry, and they provide an opportunity to explore the personal implications of one’s practice in smaller tutorial groups

The course is assessed through the submission and assessment of a written assignment (6000-8000 words).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

ED505A Mindfulness includes the following themes in the teaching, study and practice curriculum:

  • Identifying two key strands of mindfulness training: method and attitude
  • Recognising the unsettled nature of everyday mind
  • Learning to settle the mind
  • Grounding in the body: body scan and mindful movement
  • Working with different mindfulness supports: body, sound and breathing
  • Introducing a step by step practice routine: settling, grounding, resting and support
  • Working creatively with distraction
  • Seeing the importance of attitude: cultivating acceptance using the RAIN method
  • Introducing kindness
  • The beginnings of insight: distinguishing between what arises involuntarily in the mind (undercurrent) and the part of us which is aware of this (observer)
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Contextualising mindfulness within culture and society

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Any Postgraduate Programme Certificate in Studies in Mindfulness
  • Any Postgraduate Programme Diploma in Studies in Mindfulness
  • MSc Studies in Mindfulness

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Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: There will be 1 assignment of 6000-8000 words which will consist of two parts. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.

Formative Assessment




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