Single Module Level 7

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society



Distance Learning


One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

It is increasingly being recognised that, while the cultivation of mindful awareness is helpful across a wide range of professional contexts, specific mindfulness practices can be disturbing or even traumatising if not tailored to individual needs. This had led to a trauma-sensitive mindfulness movement that aims to ensure mindfulness practices are accessible and appropriate to those who have or are experiencing trauma. 

On this clinically focused module you will have the opportunity to learn how mindfulness can be integrated into professional practice in a way that meets the needs of each individual. 

This module is delivered online. 

This module is the new version of our old Mindfulness Based Approaches for CBT module.


You will:

  • appraise the contraindications and safety issues in the delivery of mindfulness-based interventions
  • reflect on your own mindfulness practice and how this may relate to your professional field of interest
  • evaluate cross-cultural aspects of mindfulness
Course details

All about the course

This module will introduce a theorectical and practice-focused framework of safe methods of teaching mindfulness. Working collaboratively, we will explore how you can safely offer appropriate mindfulness practices to people who are more vulnerable. 

The online delivery of this module is used as part of the learning process of how mindfulness can be very safely offered through online delivery. 

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

The module is delivered through a core of weekly, live online sessions involving whole group and small group interaction. These live sessions are supported by a range of additional online resources. The live component is mainly focused on experiential learning and your skills development in your own style of teaching mindfulness. 


One written assessment of 5,000 words. 

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This course can be taken as a standalone module for continuing professional development to enhance your practice and career options. It can also be taken as part of one of our Master's courses: 

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision)


Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module is aimed at those working in helping professions, for example, in therapeutic, educational, or social settings. 

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    Undergraduate degree in any subject. 

    You must also be a qualified professional at diploma level or above, and registered with a recognised professional body where appropriate. 


    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,425 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,470 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    September 2025