Learning is part of a jigsaw comprised of many parts and everyone learns in different ways. Whilst these online personal and professional development courses are free for anyone to access over the internet, our full-day open courses are designed with group interaction at their heart. The feedback from our clients tells us that a significant proportion of the learning experience is gained from interacting with their peers during the workshops. If you are located in the United Kingdom and would like to attend one of the full-day open courses to engage in group learning with your ICAEW peers, please visit our upcoming full-day open courses page.

An introduction to mindfulness is one of the free CABA courses developed from research by Dr Hilary Lindsay, which identified career adaptability as a critical element of lifelong learning and professional development. 

The research identified 5 attributes within career adaptability – engaging, exploring, experimenting, positive attitude and self-belief. An introduction to mindfulness along with our other professional and personal development courses will show you how to develop these attributes, helping you to shape your career and have the future you want.

What's this course about?

Mindfulness is everywhere at the moment, but is it as good as its positive press suggests?

This online course will introduce you to the foundations of mindfulness and its many applications in everyday life. You'll explore the empirical evidence behind it, as well as who is currently using it and why.

Through practical exercises, reflection and discussion you'll have the opportunity to sample mindfulness strategies that with regular practice will enable you to:

  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Manage stress
  • Enhance wellbeing
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase emotional intelligence
  • Improve mental clarity and focus
  • Reduce emotional reactivity
  • Improve relationships at home and at work

What will you get out of it?

This online course will enable you to understand how mindfulness techniques can improve your ability to cope with stress in the workplace or at home, manage anxiety and depression, improve your concentration, energy levels and enjoyment of life.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Identify and define what mindfulness is and isn’t
  • Recognise how practicing mindfulness can make positive changes to the way your brain works
  • Identify the empirically supported benefits of mindfulness
  • Utilise mindfulness to reduce stress, increase wellbeing , manage emotions and enhance performance
  • Recognise how mindfulness can be incorporated into everyday simple activities
  • Identify mindfulness practises for personal issues that you'd like to work on
  • Create a mindfulness action plan

Is this course for you?

Our introduction to mindfulness online course is ideal for anyone who wants to achieve a higher level of personal effectiveness.

Please note: This online course is an introduction to mindfulness and offers a taster of various mindfulness practices. It may not be considered suitable at this time for those affected by acute depression, active or recent substance (alcohol or drug) addictions, P.T.S.D., Bi-polar disorder, current or past psychosis, significant long standing interpersonal difficulties (e.g. currently meeting the criteria for a personality disorder), by recent trauma, significant loss such as divorce, bereavement or unresolved grief reaction.

If you're affected by any of these conditions and the course is not for you, there are many other ways in which we can support you.  To find out more please contact us  on +44 (0) 1788 556 366.

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