Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness

The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness

Course Overview :

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.

Course Details :

  • Course teacher: Gwennie Fraser
  • 6 week course
  • Dates for next course: to be announced
  • The Grainger Suite, Mercure Newcastle County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DF (immediately opposite Central Station

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The Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness

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The most valuable learning has been that there are ways to take mindfulness practice forward beyond what I had learned in the MBSR course. I have learned a great deal about myself. The combination of group work which provided generous and invaluable insights and your beautifully written guides helped the richness of learning.

Keeping up regular practice is the most challenging thing but this course helped me to find new ways of doing this. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this course.

Warm, safe, non-judgemental and very supportive. I found the following an inspiring part of the sessions: mindfulness and contemplation on the foundational concepts, followed by the group discussions/sharing. I love to listen to others’ experiences of life. The insights shared are hugely comforting and supportive in how I move through life.

I also enjoy the opportunity to share some of my own experiences of mindfulness and life- I find it somewhat cathartic; and I only hope others “may” find some small nuggets of insight or comfort in my experiences- as I do with theirs. A wonderful course Gwennie- I felt complete trust in you and the group. I’m extremely grateful to be part of the groups/courses you create.