UK College of Holistic Training

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UK students receive a FREE textbook including an mp3 CD of the meditations/exercises. Non-UK students will need to buy the book separately.

Course textbook:

Stahl, Bob and Goldstein, Elisha. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, New Harbinger, 2010

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Diploma in
Applied Mindfulness for
Stress Management
Dip. App.Mind.(Stress)

Distance Learning Course Details

   College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
   Course accredited by ACCPH (See link in left-hand column)

Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 245.00  (245 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

One FREE textbook and accompanying mp3 CD will be included for students from the UK.   Students outside the UK will need to buy the textbook/CD package separately.  No other books are required.

Method of study 

Textbook/CD study. Written assignments based on textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

To play the CD tracks you will need either a personal computer or an mp3-compatible CD player. If you have a suitable computer you will be able to copy the tracks to your mp3 player, iPod, smartphone, etc. 

Course overview

Mindfulness is a form of insight meditation that concentrates on awareness of the present experience. Mindfulness techniques have been applied by clinicians for stress reduction, by themselves or in conjunction with many therapies, and also as a self-help programme. Mindfulness techniques, through promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being, can assist in alleviating the distress of anxiety and emotional turmoil, as well as providing new strategies for handling stress that can be permanent new resources.  Mindfulness can also help in cases of pain and various medical conditions by reducing tension and allowing the body's own healing processes to have a better opportunity to play their part alongside  medical treatment.

You can learn the basic techniques of mindfulness in your own home without attending classes or having to join any group or meditation centre. Although Buddhist in origin, applied mindfulness techniques are not religious - they are regarded by professionals as part contemporary psychology - and can be practised by people who are secular or of any faith.

The course introduces mindfulness, explains how it can positively affect the body and reduce stress, provides instruction in various meditational techniques, including loving-kindness meditation and interpersonal mindfulness (which helps to improve relationships). Techniques for habits, pain, eating and other applications are provided and the course gives guidance on adapting one's life to the harmonious principles of mindfulness.

We are also developing a more professional course specifically for counsellors and psychotherapists, using a more advanced textbook. Please contact us if you are interested.

[Mindfulness is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Persons with a serious emotional or mental disorder should seek suitable professional help. Persons with a medical condition should follow the advice of their doctor. Consult your doctor before using any complementary therapy or meditation method of you have any illness.]

Entry criteria and suitability 

This course is for any person interested in bringing mindfulness into their own lives and also therapists, counsellors, coaches and other helping professionals who would like an introduction to mindfulness and a variety of simple techniques that they can incorporate in their practices.



Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Applied Mindfulness for Stress Management awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning. Course graduates may use the postnominal initials Dip. App. Mind. (Stress).

The course is accredited by ACCPH.

Further information

Please see our FAQs page for general information about practising counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and elsewhere.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

To apply for this course now, go to our Application page






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