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QSA Introduction to Mindfulness & Resilience:
Course for Men

Welcome to 'Introduction to Mindfulness & Resilience' Course for Men


This course for men - delivered on behalf of Quaker Social Action - teaches simple tools to help you take better care of your mental health and wellbeing. It consists of three 90-minute sessions on Tuesdays 21 September, 28 September and 5 October (11.00-12.30). The sessions take place on Zoom. Here are the joining details:

Meeting ID: 875 2998 7863
Passcode: 866623


Session 1 will provide a broad introduction to tools and techniques from Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Sessions 2 and 3 will include a recap before delving deeper into how to apply the wisdom of mindfulness-based resilience to the particular challenges facing men today. You are welcome to come to all three, or just one or two.

The sessions will include a mix of theory and practical exercises, plus plenty of time for confidential, supportive chat in small groups as well as plenary discussion. We aim to create a safe and encouraging space where men can share openly about their experiences – just as much as you feel comfortable with. The course will also give a taste of our full six-week ‘This Way Up’ programme, consisting of a six-session mindfulness course, and 1-1 life coaching. More info here.

How to use the programme resources

This webpage has the full guide for all three sessions of the course.  Below are links to the material for each them. These provide a summary of the material covered in the live sessions, along with details of the suggested ‘home practice’ in between the live sessions. This includes the guided meditations (for download or streaming - see below).

Session by session summaries

Click on the links below for summaries of each of the main sessions. Don't read ahead, however tempting that may be!

Full list of guided meditations for download or streaming

Mindful movement video

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