8-Week Relational Mindfulness Course

Interpersonal Mindfulness Course

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  • Interpersonal Mindfulness Course

About the Course

Relating to others is a fundamental aspect of our everyday lives, with family, friends, in the workplace and in our wider community. Our relationships can be a source of happiness when we feel connected to others, and a source of stress when miscommunication inevitably happens.

This eight week programme was developed by the Centre for Mindfulness and the Metta Foundation in the US to support 8-week mindfulness course graduates in integrating their mindfulness practice into their interactions with others and extend learning to:

The online course consists of eight, two and a half hour sessions and a six-hour online retreat day.

The key learning points include:

  • Develop skills for staying present when communicating online and offline
  • Experience greater ease in relationships, with yourself and with others
  • Deepen connection with others, including friends, family, and colleagues
  • Recognise emotional and psychological patterns of reactivity in your interactions with others
  • Increase relational confidence; 
  • Work one-to-one with people, deepening your capacity for empathy

Relational mindfulness offers a bridge between our solitary meditation practice, and our relational lives. Building on the skills learnt on the MBSR/MBCT course, this course will teach you the meditative guidelines central to the practice of relational mindfulness. Skills that will support you in embodying a greater awareness in interactions with others.

We will work with carefully guided and timed contemplations, in pairs or in small groups, to enable participants to be able to observe the mental and emotional habits that are usually invisible to them in the flow of stressful, or even pleasant, communication. In this way, reactive patterns of communication become clearer, and thereby choices become available to communicate with greater skill. Ultimately our relationships can transform from a source of unhappiness to a source of enrichment, and even joy.

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Notes:

  • It is a prerequisite for this course to have attended a MBSR/MBCT course, or have an established meditation practice. 

Computer Requirements:

  • A PC, laptop, Macbook or tablet
  • A webcam and microphone
  • A stable internet connection
  • A private space where you can be undisturbed
  • Access to Zoom video conferencing - please note that there is no cost to download Zoom.

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