Level: Professional Development – QLS Level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Mindfulness to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

There are many misconceptions about mindfulness. It is not simply another word for meditation and although its popularity is increasing it is not a fad or a trend; after all it has been around for more than two thousand years. To live a mindful life, practitioners learn to inhabit the moment – this reduces stress and encourages an increased sense of self-awareness so that problems can be challenged and worked through in a calm way.

This foundation course will introduce you to the techniques and core principles of mindfulness. You will learn mindfulness techniques, strategies and routines that can be applied to a variety of contexts for self-development or to share with others.


  • Lesson One
    • Introducing Mindfulness
      • Introduction
      • Understanding Mindfulness
      • Thinking about Meditation
      • Healing, Relaxation and Starting to be Mindful
      • Practical Considerations when Working Towards Mindful States
  • Lesson Two
    • Mindfulness Living
      • Introduction
      • Intentions
      • Thinking about Being Self-disciplined and Problem-solving
      • Healthy Attitudes and Outcomes
      • Modes of ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’
  • Lesson Three
    • Mindfulness Meditation
      • Introduction
      • Preparing the Mind and Body for Meditation
      • Different Types of Meditation
  • Lesson Four
    • Using Mindfulness in Daily Life
      • Introduction
      • Mindfulness Days
      • Be Mindful at Work
      • In the Home
      • Setbacks
      • Rewards and Benefits of Mindful Living
      • Teaching Others a Mindful Way of Life
  • Lesson Five
    • Mindfulness for Anxiety States and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
      • Introduction
      • Techniques Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
      • Mindfulness and Managing Anger
      • Mindfulness Techniques and Fatigue
      • Mindfulness Techniques and Depression
      • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Lesson Six
    • Mindfulness and Healing
      • Introduction
      • Healing and the Mind-body Connection
      • Mindfulness and Pain Management
      • Pain Meditation
      • Stress Reduction During Ill Health
      • Bringing It All Together

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.