Mindful adi B 620 x 284 600 x 275

 Course Details

The course is split over six weeks and is accessible via the members area of the website.   You will be sent a weekly email for six weeks to prompt you to access the weeks content and YouTube audios.  Each week has a different theme:

Week One   -   What is Mindfulness

Week Two   -   The Attention Cycle

Week Three   -   Unhelpful Thinking Habits

Week Four   -   Gaining Perspective

Week Five   -   Learning & Development

Week Six   -   Bringing it all together

Each week is split into a theory section and a practical tasks section.  I would recommend dedicating a small amount of time to the theory sections to develop your knowledge about mindfulness and to understand the aims behind each of the tasks.  Commit to try a different task each day so that you have completed all the tasks within a week but if there is a task that you find particularly helpful then feel free to repeat as often as you like.

There are 4 styles of mindfulness exercises:

Mindful Moments:

The aim of a mindful moment is to give each task your full attention as if you are experiencing it for the first time.  Imagine you will have to describe your experience to someone else.  Mindful moments practises choosing to direct your attention on something which is pleasant or neutral and helps to interrupt automatic thought patterns.  Focusing for 10-20 seconds helps to form new habits and creates new neural pathways in the brain. 

Super Senses:
The aim of a senses practice is to give one of your senses your full attention as if you are experiencing it for the first time. Try to bring a feeling of being really interested and curious about using your senses. This practises your ability to move your attention to sensing instead of thinking and doing. Your senses include: looking, listening, touching, tasting and smelling.

Being Curious:
Try to bring a sense of being really interested and curious to all of the practices. Be interested in the details of the task you have been asked to do but also in your own physical, emotional and thought responses as these are all part of the present moment that you are noticing. As you develop the habit of being curious you may find that you start to be more interested and curious about everyday life, reducing your own auto pilot reactions to the things that happen around you.

Checking In:
Listening regularly to the short recording of a checking in practice will help you develop the habit of noticing how it is for you in the present moment. This practice brings together the skills of sensing rather than thinking and of directing your attention to somewhere you choose. It’s a great way to pause and reset whenever you feel the need. This is one of the most useful tools to help you manage your stress levels so make sure you give it a try!

 

The weeks build upon each other and after completing the six weeks you should have a clear idea of what mindfulness is, how it may help you personally as well as your pupils and also which style of mindfulness practices suit you better than others.

Become a Mindful ADI

Online Mindfulness programme for Driving Instructors

Duration: Lifetime
Price: £40.00