The seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness are described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice” (Full Catastrophe Living, 2004). Non-judging, patience, beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance and letting go are qualities of mind and heart which bring an essential attitudinal approach to practice, and which are naturally developed through practice itself. They can also be cultivated consciously as a way of reinforcing and deepening mindfulness practice and integrating it in daily life.
This six week course is an opportunity to deepen and enliven our practice through exploring and developing these qualities, and applying them in our lives. The course sessions will involve guided practice and reflection on our experience in a supportive group environment. Guidelines and suggestions will be given for home practice in between sessions, and course materials to assist with reflection.
The course is suitable for all those who have completed an 8 week MBSR/MBCT course.