Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Mindfulness Based Living ADED11783

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Mindfulness is about training the mind to live in the present moment as opposed to living life on autopilot ruminating or worrying, which can lead to stress, anxiety or depression. Mindfulness can improve emotional wellbeing, build resilience and strengthen our capacity to respond skilfully to life's challenges to lead healthier and happier lives. This course will introduce you to the theory and practice of Mindfulness, following the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC), with the aim to cultivate the development of a mindful approach to living.


2 hours per week for 9 weeks + 1 "follow up" class 4 weeks later.

Block 1: Tuesdays, 19.00-21.00

Repeated in Block 3: Tuesdays, 19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce students to the philosophy, principles and practice of Mindfulness

■ Encourage students to engage in self-reflection of their personal experience of Mindfulness

■ Use Mindfulness as an approach to life to support health and enhance wellbeing

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Explain the principles of mindfulness

■ Reflect on their personal practical experience of mindfulness

■ Apply acquired knowledge and experience of the practice of mindfulness to establish a personal practice in daily life

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course