Practical Mindfulness Online

An online programme designed to help you deal with stress, be healthier, work better, focus, manage your weight, have better relationships, feel happier, learn how to deal with difficult situations and have more inner peace.

Incredibly enriching and rewarding

~ Legal Counsel and Investor Relations, Asset Finance

A great course – I learnt a lot.

~ Entrepreneur, Videographer


Home Study Programme

  • 6 comprehensive training modules (video and audio)
  • lifetime access to the training modules
  • inspiring course manual
  • index of topics covered with time codes for easy reference
  • weekly email reminders

6 comprehensive modules introducing the main aspects of mindfulness delivered in an online training format

1. What is mindfulness? An introduction to the practice and the theory of mindfulness

What is mindfulness anyway? And why does it matter? The whole course is highly practical and experiential – so we begin with a short experience of mindfulness. Then we set intentions to support us through the course before delving into the context of mindfulness, providing some history and an an overview to set the scene.  We look at why we might want to bother with mindfulness? How will it help our lives?  We then cover the foundations, origins, meanings and the practical aspects of posture in a formal practice and attention. This is an orientation week. We decide what we want to commit to for the first week of the course.

Free meditation podcasts are available to support practice.

2. Mindfulness of the Body. Do you live in your body?

What would it be like to live with feeling in your body? To look out at the world from your experience instead of judging your body from the outside. This week includes a body scan meditation and eating meditation. Revelations in the eating meditation go way beyond the norm – we look at fears, experience, how we limit our experience. Week two touches on dealing with pain (this is developed more in later sessions). Some participants explain why it is uncomfortable or difficult to be in the body and we explore that as well as why and how some people experience huge pleasure and others great fear in the eating meditation.

3. Mindfulness of Feeling-Tone and Common Obstacles: Responding instead of reacting

We look at how we respond to what we experience. We find that after something happens and we have a reaction, there is a space, in that space we have the choice and power over how we respond externally and how we treat ourselves and handle whatever is occurring internally. This is a source of great power. Sometimes, the problem is not the problem.  The problem is actually our attitude to the problem.  If we can change our attitude, we have the power to create a different reality. We look at the things that lead to stress and suffering and what we can do about them.



4. Mindfulness Of Emotions: Feeling, Working With Emotion, Finding Freedom

What if you were not defined by your thoughts or your feelings? What if you could feel your feelings, not coldly, but kindly.  What if they could inform you but not necessarily run you or need to be ignored? How could you have a healthier relationship with your emotions and the emotions of other people? This week we get tools and techniques for dealing with emotions differently.

5. Mindfulness Of Thoughts: Do you believe your thoughts? Do your thoughts run you or do you run your thoughts?

This week we also look at the inner critic and how to deal with it.  Is what it says necessarily true? Could you observe your thoughts without necessarily buying into them? What would that space give you? What’s the difference between judgement and discernment? Do you have to become stupid to meditate?

6. Cultivating Kindness: How and why? Taking the practice home.

What are the benefits of being kind? To yourself and others? How will it help you be more productive? Happier?
How can you continue to integrate mindfulness into your life and work with greater and greater benefits.

Practical Mindfulness Online is based on a syllabus developed by the Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI), of which Mia Forbes Pirie is a graduate. The course is similar to the highly researched programme taught at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The main difference is its emphasis on teaching from presence. Practical Mindfulness Online encompasses Mia’s own experience and perspective, as well as rich questions from participants, resulting in a far more personal and intimate experience.

How Does It Work?

Step 1

You get one 2 hour module delivered each week for 6 weeks

Step 2

All you need to do is schedule 2 hours a week to watch the module

Step 3

You choose how much or how little you do in addition to watching the module

I’d encourage you to join me in the intention of letting this 6 week period change your life – at the end of the six weeks you’ll have these skills for the rest of your life! As well as being able to refer back to the materials over and over again and dip in as and when you need. You also get full access to the course from day 1 through the login button.

Home Study Programme

  • 6 comprehensive training modules (video and audio)
  • lifetime access to the training modules
  • inspiring course manual
  • index of topics covered with time codes for easy reference
  • weekly email reminders

Satisfaction Guarantee

It is very important to me that I give great value through my programmes. So if having completed the 6 week course you genuinely don’t feel that you have had value for money in return for your investment just email us and we will refund you in full.

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Giving Back

Mia supports the work of Trees for the Future. For each Practical Mindfulness Online course purchased, we will donate 10 trees. As you flourish and grow, so too do the trees we have planted, creating a more sustainable world.