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Mindfulness Based Wellbeing

This programme explores the foundations of mindfulness and examines the eastern philosophy of mindfulness and how it engages with western psychology. It explores the central themes incorporated in Mindfulness Based interventions and develops an appreciation for their inclusion. The attitudes of mindfulness are explored while the student is challenged to reflect on and contextualise the role of mindfulness practice in everyday settings and particularly in their own life and in their own personal mindfulness practice. It offers the student the opportunity to choose between receiving training on the teaching of mindfulness in school settings or in Organisational / workplace settings.

Why Choose This Course

This programmes trains the student to teach mindfulness in schools, in the workplace and to deliver Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programmes (MBSR / MBCT). The Post Graduate Certificate will equip the student to teach mindfulness in schools or in workplace settings. Having a mindfulness trainer as part of a staff offers a cost effective way of providing wellbeing support to employees in the workplace or to students in schools. Classes are delivered during the evenings, over weekends, one day workshops and during a residential training retreat. Students on this programme not only develop a strong personal practice but also learn to teach mindfulness and to facilitate mindfulness groups.

Entry requirements

Applicants should:
-Normally hold a level eight honours degree or equivalent qualification within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development. Applicants whose primary degree is not within these disciplines may still apply if they have at least five years of relevant professional experience within a relevant field such as health care, education, social care, family care or workplace development.

All applicants must also:
-Have completed a teacher-led 8-week mindfulness course (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)
-Have a regular meditation practice of mindfulness meditation, preferably as taught in MBSR and MBCT.

An interview forms an important element in assessing a candidate's suitability for the programme, final decision on the inclusion of a candidate onto the programme will be determined by this process.

Duration

1 year
Lectures are delivered over weekends / evening classes / day workshops. There is continuous assessment in the form of assignments and mindfulness logs. Garda vetting will be completed.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator:
Pat O'Leary and Pascale De Coninck
p.oleary@ucc.ie
+ 353 87 3298052/ 087 2248607

http://www.ucc.ie/study/ace/

Programme Administrator:
Noreen Delea
n.delea@ucc.ie
021 490 4737

Subjects taught

Students will complete 30 credits as follows:

AP6811 Foundations of Mindfulness (10 Credits)

AND

AP6813 Teaching Mindfulness in Schools (20 credits)

OR

AP6814 Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace (20 credits)

Application date

Closing Date 6th September 2019

Course fee

Total: 3,170 Euro

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date September 2019

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