Mindfulness Teacher Training -Diploma in Mindfulness & Positive Psychology - Group 5

September - October

Month 1 Activities

Activity 1

During each month, in between our classroom weekends you are required to participate in this online discussion board.

There is a minimum requirement of 12 posts per month, which averages out at 3 posts per week.


There will be questions set by the course director which you will need to answer and please also use the discussion board to interact with each other, and respond to each other's posts.

Discussion Forum

The autopilot is of fundamental importance in the practice of mindfulness. After our discussions during our Month 1 classroom weekend what are the various ways in which the autopilot plays an important role in everyday life and also in Mindfulness practice?

Follow the link to go to the forum

Activity 2

The three journal articles provide findings from scientific research into the benefits of Gratitude.

These readings are optional, however reading them will both deepen and broaden your knowledge in this important area.

Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life

Robert A. Emmons Michael E. McCullough University of California, Davis University of Miami

Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior; Helping When it Costs You

Monica Y Bartlett, David DeStano Northeastern University Boston MA

Sheldon & Lyubomirsky: Increasing and Sustaining Positive Emotion through Gratitude

As this article is not 'Open Source Access' you are being referred to this link where you can access the journal article for your own personal use.

Activity 3
Consolidate Your Knowledge

This must be completed and submitted by 7th October, 2020.


It is strongly recommended that you complete it as soon as possible after the classroom based course, while your learnings are still fresh in your memory.

Download this Word document and complete each of the sections and then upload your completed document to Jotform following this link.

Activity 4
Reflective Journal 

This is for your own personal use which will aid with reflexive thinking and help you deepen your awareness and therefore your Mindfulness experience.  


These reflections will also be of importance later on as you may wish to share some of these insights with your students, when you begin teaching Mindfulness, as often times early Mindfulness experiences are forgotten, unless documented.


An attitude of gratitude offers significant psychological, physical and social benefits. These benefits provide motivation to complete your Gratitude Journal on a daily basis by entering five things you are grateful for each day. These should be different things each day.

You need to print 4 copies of this, one for each week. This journal is for your own personal use but you should bring it along to each months classroom weekend where you may choose to share some entries from it.

Activity 5
Reflection on Learning

A requirement for successful completion of each month's module is that students reflect on their learning as they progress through the year. 

There is a requirement to send one 'Reflection on Learning' month.

This must be completed and submitted electronically by 7th October, 2020

Access Archive of Material from Online Course 

Key material from the Online Course is available to you to access.


This includes links to meditations and core text. The Access Key is mpp (all lowercase)

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