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8 Week Mindfulness Training

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a life skill which can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfilment. It is paying attention to what is happening in our moment to moment experience, with a sense of openness and acceptance. When we are mindful we are in touch with ourselves and others around us. It allows us to freshly experience our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and life as we find it.

Being mindful is a natural and an intuitive way of being present, which leads to feeling more connected, real and alive. Mindfulness can

  • increase your inner calm and mental capacity
  • improve concentration and clarity of thinking
  • diminish low mood and anxiety
  • reduce stress and enhance wellbeing

Overview of the course

Mindfulness is a state of being that is accessible to every one of us, and it is also like a muscle that we can develop through training. The aims of the course - as developed by the Mindfulness Association - are to help you to develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to build the foundations of a sustained personal practice, with a view to applying this in your life and perhaps also in your professional work. The course over 9 weeks consists of 9 two-hour evening sessions plus one whole day, a Saturday in week 6.



Diane Scott teaches mindfulness in one to one sessions and also delivers eight week training programmes to groups. Diane completed a Diploma in Mindfulness and Compassion which was taught by Aberdeen University and the Mindfulness Association in 2013.Since then she has continued to develop her teaching skills and has regular supervision with the Mindfulness Association. She is a member of the Inter being Sangha and also attends Quaker meetings.Diane also works as a counsellor in the voluntary sector and integrates mindfulness principles and practises into her work with clients. 



The course is primarily experiential. Each evening session will include different mindfulness exercises as well as some theory, and a chance to share and reflect on our own experience.

We would like to invite you to immerse yourself as best as you can in this process. This also means that we would like to invite you to commit to around 30 - 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice at home for the duration of this course. To aid this, participants will receive a Mindfulness Manual and a CD containing various guided exercises.


This course is suitable for people who are new to mindfulness and for those who would like to deepen their meditation or mindfulness practice.


Dates and Times  

Taster session 28th July Thursday 7-9 pm.

The first course runs from 18th August -6th Oct.

All day session 1st October and followup session 20th Oct.

Second course taster session is 13th October 

The course starts on the 27th Oct and finishes on the 15th Dec.

All day session 3rd Dec and follow up session in Jan 5th or 12 Jan.


PlaceKagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR

Costs: £185 for the whole course, including a manual and guided practices.


For more information or to book,

please email m.diane.scott@outlook.com