Using Mindfulness – A two-day Course leading to a recognised qualification in Mindfulness
This course has been designed specifically for those working in the therapy and coaching professions. Following the course you will be able to use mindfulness to support individual clients, run mindfulness groups or even work with schools.
Mindfulness is rapidly becoming one of the most widely applied “talk therapies”. GPs are now even prescribing books on mindfulness to patients as an alternative to low doses of anti depressants or anti anxiety medication. By combining the power of mindfulness with current therapy or coaching practices, participants will be able to equip clients with effective and lasting tools to deal with a variety of issues including: anxiety, self harm, stress, depression, help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties, and obsessive-compulsive disorder to name but a few.
About the Course:
The 2-day course is highly practical in nature and participants have the opportunity to experience mindfulness and its component elements throughout the course. Participants will be given a workbook for use during the two days and at the end of the workshop will receive a downloadable link containing:
- All the presentation material used
- Recorded meditations ranging from 3 minutes to 40 minutes for their own use and to be used with clients
- Links to current research
- Handouts of exercises to be used with groups and in schools
On day 1 you will learn:
- The History of Mindfulness
- Founding principles
- How to teach mindfulness
- Developing your own practice
- Helping clients develop a mindfulness practice.
- Practical elements of leading mindfulness sessions.
- Different models of mindfulness and their constituent parts
- Understanding and using anchors
- Applying mindfulness to different issues
- Mindfulness in specific contexts
Day 2 will cover:
- Metta Mediation for personal transformation
- Self-compassion and stilling the inner critic
- Areas of potential growth for mindfulness practices.
- Challenges and benefits of group mindfulness including a Mindfulness group course structure
- Exercises for use with groups.
- Challenges and benefits of working with schools
- Exercises for use with children
- Taking feedback with children
- Working with teachers
About the Tutor:
Julie Hurst, MSc, SQHP, MBPsS, is a psychologist, coach and hypnotherapist. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, and qualifications in CBT, hypnotherapy, EMDR, pain management, mindfulness, life coaching and performance coaching. She runs both a corporate practice working with major companies throughout the UK on issues such as stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace, as well as a private practice in which she specialises in supporting adults who’ve suffered trauma and/or abuse. Her work has appeared frequently in the media including radio and television.
The cost of the Course includes all handouts and materials, safe car parking, delicious buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Certificate in Using Mindfulness with Clients from the Complimentary Medicine Association.
Phone now to reserve your place 01623 556234.
Testimonials from delegates who have recently completed Using Mindfulness with Clients in Mindfulness:
The Mindfulness workshop delivered by Julie Hurst has been an amazing and useful experience for me. Julie comes as a very experienced, skilful, entertaining and fun mindfulness trainer. Besides being a very interesting facilitator, Julie provides her trainees with a high quality course content which is clear, fun, accessible, well organised and entertaining. The course includes a wide range of really useful resources for us to use in various professional contexts. The materials Julie provides can be used either with children or adults. I am myself currently using that material along with my new learned skills within mindfulness workshops I am now running in schools. The feedback I am collecting about the content of my workshops is amazing. Everyone (the children, the school staff and parents) seem to benefit from them. The resources provided by Julie are well adapted to a school context use. I also have to say that the mindfulness certificate Julie provided us gave me the credibility and confidence I needed to approach schools in order to offer them my mindfulness workshops. I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to be part of that mindfulness course and I highly encourage anyone interested in applying mindfulness techniques with clients to get into that amazing course! S.D.
Deciding to take the ‘Using mindfulness with clients’ qualification with Julie led to me establishing several successful mindfulness programmes of my own almost immediately! Julie’s teaching style was perfect to allow this to happen: fun, practical and informative. I couldn’t recommend her more. M A.
Julie is a font of knowledge. A brilliant workshop which enables you to learn not only practical Mindful exercises but the science behind it. The Hospitality provided by Margaret and Clem was, as usual excellent. A great place to train! GD
Amazing as always. Thank you xx YA
Lots of information and even more to look at when I get home. Great pace over the two days CG
A really useful course full of information but also opportunities to practice. Just the right balance LO
Thank you, great course once again!! JM
Fantastic weekend – great course – Thank you all JC
Meeting and working with like minded people is a pure blessing. I have gained more curiosity with my new skills. My mind and heart are open and I feel blessed. Thank you very much to you all – you are magical x RH
Extremely interesting and useful to me M.B.
Loads of information clearly presented – well worth attending. Plus the best food I’ve ever had on a course. P.S.
Very informative and totally met and exceeded my expectations. I feel that I did my best with what I knew but now I feel confident and empowered to bring this information to school – both the children and staff. Thank you Julie this has been an awesome weekend N.J.
An interesting and enjoyable course. I’ve learned a lot and hope to run some small mindfulness sessions in the future. Thank you. S.R.
Very useful and an enjoyable day! S.P.
Excellent standard of content, presentation and venue P.M.
Fantastic workshop in a very relaxed atmosphere M.W.
Loved it – Can’t wait for the Advanced Course RH
I have found this workshop AMAZING! I enjoyed every minute. Julie you are so inspiring Thank you! and to Margaret and Clem for the warm welcome as always LS