Workshops

Select from the headings below for a course to suit you.

Mindfulness Courses and Workshops

I am a qualified Mindfulness teacher. I have been trained by the Mindfulness Association to teach the 8-week MBLC course (Mindfulness Based Living course). This course is educational and experiential and suitable for absolute beginners or those wishing to develop their practice.

I can also run drop-in sessions or tailor bespoke courses for specifics groups. I am available to teach the course at schools, community centres, and organisations that feel that might benefit from exploring the practice of mindfulness in daily life.

Prices vary depending on number and length of sessions.

Email to discuss.

Testimonials

‘I've had nothing but positive comments from the students who have attended the sessions’ – Teacher, referring to various High Schools in Edinburgh.

‘I found the sessions very helpful for helping focus my mind and being more aware of the present.’ – Participant, Glasgow ESOL Forum.

‘…Reminded me of the value of being in the present moment…’ – Participant, Glasgow ESOL Forum.

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Creative Writing Courses and Workshops

I am an experienced creative writing facilitator. I use my extensive experience as a writer, poet and performer to run creative writing workshops tailored to fit the needs and goals of the group to generate creativity through writing. I am available to teach the course at schools, community centres, and charitable organisations.

I am also available via the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Database, requesting me via the Scottish Book Trust means that the Book Trust will cover some of the cost. www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors/colin-mcguire

Prices vary depending on number and length of sessions.

Email to discuss.

Testimonials

‘Colin was grand and helped us all bond.’ – Participant, Glasgow Disability Alliance.

‘Colin is a lovely guy; I enjoyed the whole day and Colin reading out the poems.’ -Participant, Glasgow Disability Alliance.

‘Colin is a confident, excellent, kind and patient facilitator.’ – Participant, Glasgow Disability Alliance.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Colin and took a lot from it. He had a lot of greet ideas and was very patient with us all.’ – Renfrewshire Carers.

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Mindfulness and Expressive Writing Courses & Workshops

I have designed, as part of a M.Sc. Studies in Mindfulness at Aberdeen University, a Mindfulness and Expressive Writing course. It combines the practice of Mindfulness with Expressive writing practices, that promote creativity and well-being in and educational and experiential way. I am available to teach the course at schools, community centres, and charitable organisations. The course can be tailored for your groups needs and time scale too, including 4 weeks or 8-week courses.

Prices vary depending on number and length of sessions.

Email to discuss.

Testimonials

‘It was cathartic. A release. I got so much out of the course as a whole. Thank you.’ – Participant.

‘I felt very alive and accepting of my whole self.’ – Participant.

‘Writing and meditation brought a new way to experience being. Which is central to my aims of doing this kind of course. ‘- Participant

‘A lovely course that I will make use of and incorporate in my daily life’ – Participant.

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Beginners Mind Page

Beginner's Mind, offers guided Mindfulness sessions, Mindfulness workshops, Mindfulness and creative writing workshops. For beginners and seasoned meditators. All welcome.

To find out more information about all of the courses I run independently, and to keep UpToDate with my latest posts, you can follow my Mindfulness page on Facebook: @mindfulbeginner

Prices vary depending on number and length of sessions.

Email to discuss.

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