Applied Mindfulness for
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredited by Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
for professional development purposes
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£225.00 (225 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
One FREE textbook and accompanying mp3 CD will be included for students from the UK. Students
outside the UK will need to buy the textbook/CD package separately. No other books
Method of study
Textbook/CD study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
To play the CD tracks you will need either a
personal computer or an mp3-compatible CD player. If you have a suitable
computer you will be able to copy the tracks to your mp3 player, iPod,
Mindfulness is a form of insight meditation that
concentrates on awareness of the present experience. Mindfulness techniques have
been applied by clinicians for stress reduction, by themselves or in conjunction
with many therapies, and also as a self-help programme. Mindfulness techniques,
through promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being, can assist in
alleviating the distress of anxiety and emotional turmoil, as well as providing
new strategies for handling stress that can be permanent new resources.
Mindfulness can also help in cases of pain and various medical conditions by
reducing tension and allowing the body's own healing processes to have a better
opportunity to play their part alongside medical treatment.
You can learn the basic techniques of mindfulness
in your own home without attending classes or having to join any group or
meditation centre. Although Buddhist in origin, applied mindfulness techniques
are not religious - they are regarded by professionals as part contemporary
psychology - and can be practised by people who are secular or of any faith.
The course introduces mindfulness, explains how it
can positively affect the body and reduce stress, provides instruction in
various meditational techniques, including loving-kindness meditation and
interpersonal mindfulness (which helps to improve relationships). Techniques for
habits, pain, eating and other applications are provided and the course gives
guidance on adapting one's life to the harmonious principles of mindfulness.
We are also developing a more professional course
specifically for counsellors and psychotherapists, using a more advanced
textbook. Please contact us if you are interested.
[Mindfulness is not a substitute for medical or
psychological treatment. Persons with a serious emotional or mental disorder
should seek suitable professional help. Persons with a medical condition should
follow the advice of their doctor. Consult your doctor before using any
complementary therapy or meditation method of you have any illness.]
criteria and suitability
This course is for
any person interested in bringing mindfulness
into their own lives and also therapists, counsellors,
coaches and other helping professionals who
would like an introduction to mindfulness and a
variety of simple techniques that they can
incorporate in their practices.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in
Applied Mindfulness for Stress Management awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal initials Dip. App.
The course is accredited by
The Institute for Meridian Psychotherapy
(which is linked to UKCHT) for professional development purposes (see
societies page for explanation).
This diploma is accepted by
Calamus International University (a
non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards
Please see our FAQs page for general information about
practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
To apply for this course
now, go to our Application page