Mindfulness Hrvatska is pleased to offer in Zagreb an 8-week introductory course in mindfulness. The course, created by the UK-based Mindfulness Association (MA), is called the Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC). The course has run very successfully in Zagreb on nine previous occasions since it was first introduced in 2017.
In response to the government’s Corona virus measures, this course will be ONLINE. We hope that there will be participants from anywhere in Croatia (or abroad), not just from Zagreb.
“Being mindful means being more alive!”Previous participant in the MBLC in Zagreb
The course is for people with no prior experience of Mindfulness and also for people who already practice Mindfulness. It is a comprehensive introduction to practicing mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a secular practice which involves no religious beliefs or affiliations. The MBLC will be taught by Dr David McMurtry, an experienced mindfulness teacher, Emeritus University professor and currently President of ‘Mindfulness Hrvatska’. David lives in Zagreb.
“Thank you for opening a new world to me”.Previous participant in the MBLC in Zagreb
The course will run on ONLINE live on Monday evenings from 19:00-21:00. The course is taught in English.
There is a free Introductory Session, which is a ‘taster’ of the course, to allow you to decide if you wish to continue with the MBLC or not.
This Introductory Session is online on Monday 04 May 2020, 19:00-21:00.
To register for the Introductory Session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The available places are allocated to the first 25 people to register.
The dates and themes for the 8 weeks of the Mindfulness Based Living Course which follows the Introductory Session (all Monday evening except week 7, due to a holiday) are:
Week 1: 11.05.2020 – Start Where We Are
Week 2: 18.05.2020 – The Body As A Place To Stay Present
Week 3: 25.05.2020 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
Week 4: 01.06.2020 – Working With Distraction
Week 5: 08.06.2020 – Exploring The Undercurrent
Week 6: 15.06.2020- Attitude Of The Observer
Week 7: 23.06.2020 (Tuesday) – Self Acceptance
Week 8: 29.06.2020 – A Mindfulness Based Life.
The course fee is 800 kunas / €120.00 for all 8 weeks (100 kunas / €15.00 for each session) , paid in one or two payments. There is no fee for the Introductory Session.
Each week the course involves:
– a two hour session online on Monday evening 19:00-21:00
– mindfulness practices to undertake throughout the week;
– audio files of tutor-led practices to download;
– a course handbook or manual (printed and/or PDF)
– a follow up email every week of the course.
These are all included in the course fee. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a ‘certificate of completion’.
For further information or to register for the Introductory Session on Monday 04 May, please email email@example.com
Previous participants in the MBLC in Zagreb have said:
“I really liked the weekly follow up after each session with plenty of links, articles and audio files”.
“I remember mindfulness everyday and try to include it in my everyday life and activities”.
“I was satisfied with everything. The teaching was clear so I could understand all of it.”
“I have become more aware of my thoughts and habitual reactions”.
“I have learned that sometimes it is just enough to become aware of what is going on inside me – then acceptance just happens. I don’t have that feeling of senselessness that I use to have before and to me that is the greatest achievement.”
“Tutor is great – inspirational and suggestive. There are many materials, especially audio materials. The manual describes the exercises simply and clearly.”
“To be honest, this course surpassed my expectations”.
“Now I don’t just meditate mindfully, I have started introducing mindfulness in almost every activity I do and there is a big difference in quality of my life before and now.”