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Mindfulness in the Park

Course Code:PL1804F

Spaces:12 spaces left

Centre:Upton Country Park Education Centre

We all need an outlet from fear, anxiety and stress, mindfulness costs nothing and is easy to invoke, once you understand how to set the scene for you to become mindful, all of which, this workshop will teach you.

What the course is about

When we are mindful, we reduce stress, enhance performance, and gain insight and awareness through observing our own mind, and increase our attention to another's well-being. Mindfulness meditation gives us a time in our lives when we can suspend judgement and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness - to ourselves and others. What better place to learn how to become Mindful that the beauteous Upton Park . All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

Anyone can join this workshop, but you should consider first if you have any illness or injury that may prevent you from being able to relax fully. If you are unsure, please consult your GP before enrolling.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

There is no exam or accreditation associated with this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19, who needs to develop their skills in being able to 'switch off' from anxiety, catastrophising and everyday stress.

Materials and costs

You will need to wear comfortable (loose) clothes and flat shoes.

Next Step

Other courses at various levels are available from Skills and Learner and other providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date23 March 2024

LocationEducation Centre, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ


Time10:00 - 13:00

Duration1 week

SubjectMental Health and Wellbeing


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £20. Concessions £10.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


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