Welcome to our 2016–2017 Training Programme

Now Unlimited has trained thousands of staff and volunteers since it was set up in November 2012. We support the improved health, wellbeing and performance of individuals, teams and organisations based on our awareness and understanding of the needs and changing demands on people and organisations. We use this to form our training programme. Please let us know if anything you need is missing, we can organise new courses throughout the year if there is enough interest.

You will find brief details of all our training courses here, and all of our full course outlines can be downloaded below. If you would like to talk to us about whether a course will suit your training needs please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01476 576508 or email us at info@nowunlimited.co.uk.

Throughout the year we may advertise special offers and packages. These are usually promoted via Facebook and Twitter and our email mailing list.

A downloadable version of our training programme can be found here

General Information

Why Train with Now Unlimited?

We are an established training provider and last year alone we trained more than 1000 people.

We deliver more than 20 courses each year and last year we trained people from more than 50 organisations in the health and social care, education, criminal justice and private sectors.

Our prices are very competitive. We offer our lowest prices to voluntary and community groups and discounted rates for not for profit organisations. Individuals on means tested benefits can access our courses for free. We don’t charge VAT either.

Our courses are delivered by expertly skilled trainers and our experienced team at Now Unlimited are here to help you find the right course.

We offer a range of accredited and non-accredited short courses and a choice of longer accredited programmes including teaching and mentoring qualifications.

We can tailor our courses, and write new ones to train a group of staff, to take place at a venue of your choice.

When you purchase a course from Now Unlimited – as well as getting high quality training you help us to support disadvantaged groups.

Tailored Training for your Organisation

If your organisation has a number of people needing the same training or development, it can be more affordable to organise training at your own premises.

Tailored training:

  • Directly meets your organisational needs, and is built around your requirements
  • Takes place on your premises – at a time and date to suit you
  • Is based around your organisational practices and policies
  • Is matched to your staff team, volunteers and managers
  • Uses all of Now Unlimited’s expertise in developing, commissioning and evaluating training
  • Costs less per head than booking individuals on courses
  • Price will depend on the nature of the training and the amount of development or ‘tailoring’ needed, at typically between £750 and £1000 for a one day course on your own premises. We offer discounts for charities and not for profit organisations.

    You can choose an ‘off the peg’ course or ask us to design a course just for you. This can either be based on courses from this programme, or be a more bespoke event to meet your specific needs. If you do not have enough people to make a tailored course viable, contact us and we will see if we can match you up with others wanting the same thing.

    Training General Information

    Now Unlimited is a social enterprise set up to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of individuals by providing a learner centred approach to mindfulness-based learning and development.

    We at Now Unlimited are keen to ensure that our training is of a high quality, is affordable and meets the needs of our learners. For more information about training, or if you have ideas for courses which we can offer, or any other feedback, please contact the Training Team on 01476 576508 or email info@nowunlimited.co.uk.

    Equality and Diversity
    Now Unlimited is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity, and recognises that no employees, volunteers, or service-users should experience discrimination. In particular Now Unlimited’s training programme is delivered in the spirit of anti-discrimination practice, where learners and trainers respect and value individual differences. If you feel these principles have been compromised, please tell the Now Unlimited Training Team.
    Health and Safety and the Safe Learner
    Most of Now Unlimited’s training takes place in community venues that offer full accessibility. Now Unlimited carries out risk assessments to ensure that, as far as possible, all learners and trainers are safe and all unnecessary risks are controlled. Learners are required to respect the arrangements Now Unlimited staff and trainers make to minimise risk and to comply with Health and Safety guidelines.
    Meeting your Learning Needs
    When you book, we will ask you to tell us your training needs in relation to the course. If you are unsure about whether a course is suitable for you, please contact the Training Team before you book. We cannot accept responsibility if you do not provide this information and the course fails to meet your needs.
    Making a Booking
    The easiest way for you to make a booking is via our website using the links below. Please let us know if you have not heard from us within a reasonable amount of time of submitting your booking, as you can only attend a course once you have received written confirmation from us. We cannot accept responsibility for non-arrival of this information. If you have not heard from us 7 days before the event, you should contact us on 01476 576508.
    Book Early to Ensure your Course Runs
    Unfortunately, we cannot run courses if there are insufficient bookings and, to be fair to everyone, we need to make decisions about postponements and cancellations well before the course date. Please try to book at least 4 weeks in advance of the course date to avoid us having to make the decision to cancel the event.
    Course Fees
    The prices of courses appear in the course descriptions below and in the downloadable course details documents.
    Free and Discounted Places
    The Now Unlimited Training Fund can provide a reduction on the price of a course. People on means tested benefits can access our courses for FREE. People attending grant funded courses are asked to pay the fee of £2.90 per hour.
    Cancellations and Changes
    Please let us know as soon as possible in writing (by emailing us at info@nowunlimited.co.uk) if you cannot attend your course. We are happy for someone to attend in your place, but you must provide the details prior to the course. We cannot accept telephone cancellations or amendments. For cancellations made more than 21 days before an event we will refund 100% of your fee. Between 21 and 14 days before the event, the refund is 50% and for less than 14 days’ notice the full fee is payable. Unattended places will not be refunded. Bookings made and cancelled within 21days of the start of the course will be charged at the relevant cancellation fee. Now Unlimited reserves the right to withdraw a course at any time. In these circumstances, participants will be offered a full refund or an alternative course or date, if applicable.
    Course times
    We provide details of the course start and finish times. We ask participants to be at the venue 15 minutes before the course so that the course can start promptly. Joining instructions will be sent to you one week before the course starts. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available on all our courses.

    Courses

    3 hour Mindfulness Taster Session
    Course description

    This course provides an introduction to mindfulness that combines access to the most up to date research and experiential learning opportunities and it is delivered by a qualified and experienced mindfulness teacher. The delivery of the course is underpinned by the good practice guidelines developed by the UK Network of Mindfulness teachers. Learners will be taught simple mindfulness practices:

  • as a way of having a direct experience of mindfulness so that they are better able to understand what it is
  • as an approach they can use to help them to stop and to respond rather than react to situations
  • as an approach to help them to develop a greater present moment awareness of bodily sensations thoughts and emotions.
  • The course primarily draws upon the learning from the Master’s degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University i.e. research papers and recommended reading list.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness that explores the following themes:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How does it work (drawing upon neuroscience)?
  • What are the misconceptions that people have about mindfulness?
  • Where is mindfulness being used?
  • What are the universal benefits of being mindful?
  • What are the benefits of mindfulness for specific groups of people?
  • How do you learn how to be more mindful?
  • What are the barriers to living mindfully and how might these be overcome?
  • Open Access Dates

    Tuesday 27th September 2016, 6.30 – 9.00pm, Grantham

    Wednesday 5th October 2016, 10.00am – 1.00pm, Loughborough

    Tuesday 18th October 2016, 6.30 – 9.00pm, Gainsborough

    Thursday 19th January 2017, 6.30 – 9.00pm, Spalding

    Wednesday 25th January 2017, 6.30 – 9.00pm, Leicester

    Tuesday 11th April 2017, 6.30 – 9.00pm, Lincoln

    Tuesday 4th April 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm, Corby

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £45.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £150.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £175.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £225.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    20 hour Living Mindfully Course
    Course description

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of bodily sensations, thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

    It is designed to help delegates increase awareness and understanding of themselves, their relationship with others and the wider society.

    Delegates gain a direct experience of mindfulness and its benefits.

    Learning themes

    By the end of the course we expect participants to be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by mindfulness drawing on their own direct experience
  • Outline how and why mindfulness works including information about the stress reaction cycle and neuroscience
  • Demonstrate formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Explain what is meant by mindful communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outline a strategy for integrating mindfulness into daily life
  • Open Access Dates

    Thursday evenings, 2nd Feb – 23rd Mar, 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Spalding

    Tuesday evenings, 7th Feb – 28th Mar, 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Leicester

    Monday evenings, 6th Feb – 27th Mar, 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Kirton Lindsey

    Tuesday evenings, 9th May – 23rd May then 6th Jun – 4th Jul, 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Lincoln

    Wednesdays, 11th May – 25th May then 8th Jun – 6th Jul, 10.00am – 12.30pm, Corby

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £275.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £1250.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £1500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £1950.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 Year Teacher Training Pathway
    Course description

    The course builds upon delegate’s personal mindfulness practice by developing the awareness, understanding and skills needed to teach mindfulness.

    Applicants have a one to one interview to assess their suitability for the course. During this interview we discuss and agree personal learning outcomes as this will inform the structure of the learning pathway.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on supervised mindfulness teacher training pathway that will enable delegates to:

  • Develop their own mindfulness practice and with this, a good understanding of mindfulness as an approach
  • Enhance their ability to integrate mindfulness into their lives
  • Understand the development of mindfulness and understand the importance of delivering mindfulness using a universal and secular approach
  • Gain a good understanding of the way of teaching and learning mindfulness that includes using direct experience, trusting the unfolding of the process and the importance of teacher embodiment
  • Contribute to making mindfulness–based interventions available to the most disadvantaged
  • Understand the need for assessment when working with others
  • Develop an awareness of ethical considerations, including the importance of self-care
  • Open Access Dates

    Friday 30th September, Friday 25th November, Friday 27th January, Friday 31st March, Friday 26th May, Friday 28th July (All day in Grantham)

    Fees

  • Individuals: £1500.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: Price negotiated
  • Not for profit organisations*: Price negotiated
  • Commercial organisations*: Price negotiated
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Introduction to Mindfulness - Mindfulness for Beginners
    Course description

    The course looks at misconceptions people have about mindfulness and replaces this with information backed by rigorous research.

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness.

    Learners will be encouraged to reflect upon their experience of stress – causes and effects and will learn how mindfulness is used to develop greater resilience.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness that explores the following themes:

  • What is meant by mindfulness
  • How mindfulness is measured
  • How mindfulness works
  • The reported benefits of mindfulness
  • How mindfulness is used within different settings
  • Mindfulness practices and their application
  • Future learning and development
  • Dates

    Thursday 6th October, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Grantham

    Tuesday 11th October, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Gainsborough

    Friday 13th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Spalding

    Thursday 19th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Leicester

    Monday 23rd January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Kirton Lindsey

    Wednesday 12th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Lincoln

    Tuesday 25th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Corby

    Fees

  • Individuals & Charities (Open Access): £60.00
  • Not for profit organisations (Open Access): £75.00
  • Commercial organisations (Open Access): £95.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Introduction to Mindfulness in Education
    Course description

    The course introduces delegates to a mindfulness-based approach to working in education by building upon their existing skills, knowledge and experience in this area.

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness.

    Learners will be encouraged to reflect upon the pressures and challenges faced by those working in education.

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University i.e. research papers and recommended reading list and Now Unlimited’s direct experience of working in educational settings.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness in education that helps delegates to understand:

  • what is meant by “mindfulness” and explore its relevance to teaching in the 21st century
  • how thinking impacts upon the bodily sensations, emotions and actions of teachers and how this in turn impacts upon the classroom environment
  • how mindfulness can be used to help teachers handle the pressures and challenges of their role
  • what is meant by “self-care” and developing a self-care strategy
  • how mindfulness is developed
  • the attributes required to teach mindfulness to others
  • the different approaches to using mindfulness in education
  • Open Access Dates

    Friday 16th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Lincoln

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £75.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Introduction to Mindfulness and Work with Children and Young People
    Course description

    The course introduces delegates to a mindfulness-based approach to working with children and young people by building upon their existing skills, knowledge and experience in this area.

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness.

    Learners will be encouraged to reflect upon the pressures and challenges faced by the children and young people they work with.

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University, recognised best practice and up to date policy and research in work with children and young people.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness and work with children and young people that helps delegates to:

  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the findings of current research into mindfulness and its impact upon children and young people
  • Apply a more mindful approach to developing and maintaining relationships with children and young people
  • Develop the awareness, understanding and skills needed to introduce simple informal mindfulness practices into the services delegates offer
  • This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in finding out about mindfulness and how it might benefit their work with children and young people.

    Open Access Dates

    Wednesday 10th May, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Lincoln

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £75.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Introduction to Mindfulness in Health and Social Care
    Course description

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University i.e. research papers and recommended reading list and Now Unlimited’s direct experience of working in a range of health and social care settings.

    The course looks at misconceptions people have about mindfulness and replaces this with information backed by rigorous research.

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness.

    Learners will be encouraged to reflect upon the pressures and challenges faced by people working in health and social care settings and their clients.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness that explores the following themes:

  • What it means to be mindful
  • Mindfulness practices
  • The benefits and challenges of being mindful within the health and social care sector
  • How to introduce mindfulness to others
  • Mindfulness interventions
  • Mindfulness and self-care
  • Mindfulness-based learning and development pathways
  • Open Access Dates

    Wednesday 5th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Leicester

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £75.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Mindfulness in Criminal Justice Settings
    Course description

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University i.e. research papers and recommended reading list and Now Unlimited’s experience of working with young offenders and adult ex-offenders.

    Learning themes

    This is a practical and hands on introduction to mindfulness within criminal justice settings and provides an opportunity for delegates to explore the following themes:

  • What is mindfulness, how do you learn how to be mindful and why might mindfulness be relevant to the criminal justice sector?
  • The pressures and challenges faced by offenders and the people who work with them
  • The physiological, emotional, cognitive and behavioural impact of these stressors
  • How to make mindfulness accessible and acceptable in criminal justice settings
  • The attributes needed to teach mindfulness and how these are developed
  • Open Access Dates

    Monday 19th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Lincoln

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £75.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Mindfulness Leadership
    Course description

    The course looks at misconceptions people have about mindfulness and replaces this with information backed by rigorous research.

    The course is designed to help learners to draw upon their direct experience in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness.

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University, tried and tested management theory and practice and the most up-to-date research in mindful leadership development as well as Now Unlimited’s direct experience in this area.

    Learning themes

    The course explores the following themes:

  • mindfulness-based strategies for creating and maintaining a healthy and less toxic working environment
  • developing innate leadership talents and remaining authentic
  • using mindfulness to improve cognitive functioning and decision making
  • handling power skilfully
  • dealing with pressures and challenges without burning out
  • Open Access Dates

    Tuesday 17th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Grantham

    Fees

  • Individuals & Charities (Open Access): £60.00
  • Not for profit organisations (Open Access): £75.00
  • Commercial organisations (Open Access): £95.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Mindfulness in the Workplace
    Course description

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University, tried and tested management theory and practice and the most up to date research in organisational development as well as Now Unlimited’s direct experience in supporting a range of organisations.

    Learning themes

    The course will provide an opportunity to explore the following themes:

  • What is mindfulness and how does it work?
  • How does mindfulness positively impact on the health, wellbeing and performance of workers?
  • How can mindfulness be used to improve and maintain positive working relationships?
  • Different approaches that can be used to introduce mindfulness in the workplace
  • Simple mindfulness practices that can be used to handle pressures and challenges
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to problem solving
  • Open Access Dates

    Thursday 26th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Gainsborough

    Fees

  • Individuals & Charities (Open Access): £60.00
  • Not for profit organisations (Open Access): £75.00
  • Commercial organisations (Open Access): £95.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    2 day Mindfulness and Organisational Development
    Course description

    The course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University, tried and tested management theory and practice and the most up-to-date research in organisational development as well as Now Unlimited’s direct experience in supporting a range of organisations.

    Learning themes

    An introduction to mindfulness-based interventions that make business sense:

  • Understanding what mindfulness is and how it works drawing upon up-to-date research in neuroscience
  • Using a mindfulness-based approach to support employee engagement and cultural transformation
  • Developing mindfulness-based strategies that positively impact upon the health, wellbeing and performance of people in the workplace
  • Using mindfulness to help make decisions about organisational design
  • Exploring different approaches that can be used to introduce mindfulness into the workplace
  • Learning simple mindfulness practices that can be used to help delegates handle work-related pressures and challenges
  • Before the course participants will have a one to one coaching session as an opportunity to reflect upon their experience and the skills that are needed to enable them, and their organisation, to flourish whilst dealing with complex challenges and opportunities.

    Open Access Dates

    Wednesday 15th & 26th March, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Grantham

    Fees

  • Individuals & Charities (Open Access): £120.00
  • Not for profit organisations (Open Access): £150.00
  • Commercial organisations (Open Access): £190.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £600.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £1000.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £1500.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here

    1 day Introduction to Mindfulness and Individual Therapies
    Course description

    An introduction to the integration of mindfulness into different therapeutic approaches. This course primarily draws upon the learning from a Masters degree course in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University i.e. research papers and recommended reading list and Now Unlimited’s direct experience of working with individual clients in a mentoring role.

    Learning themes

    The course explores the following themes: Our trainers have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to:

  • What is mindfulness and how is it used when working one to one with clients
  • What it means to be a mindful therapist
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Measuring mindfulness
  • What needs to be taken into account when introducing people to mindfulness
  • Simple mindfulness practices that can be shared with clients
  • Open Access Dates

    Wednesday 11th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Loughbrough

    Fees

  • Individuals (Open Access): £75.00
  • Voluntary and community groups*: £300.00
  • Not for profit organisations*: £500.00
  • Commercial organisations*: £700.00
  • * Please note: courses for voluntary / community groups, non-profit organisations and businesses are delivered 'in-house' to your team at a date convenient to you. Please contact us for more information.

    Links

    To download the course details document for this course please click here

    To book a place please click here