|About This Course
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity. It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including reduction in stress, and improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and focus.
The central objective of this course is to introduce you to mindfulness meditation and help you cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. Both beginners and those with significant experience find this course extremely worthwhile.
If you are interested in integrating mindfulness into your work with youth, this course fulfills the prerequisite for our mindfulness curriculum course, Mindful Educator Essentials.
In this six-week online course, you will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation through a series of videos, readings, reflections, and guided mindfulness practices. This course also covers current scientific research on mindfulness and the brain, emotion regulation, and compassion. The course is facilitated by a highly experienced Guiding Teacher who directs the learning process by answering questions, providing ongoing feedback, and synthesizing emerging themes.
Below is an overview of the course content. You may also view a Detailed Course Syllabus here.
The basics of mindfulness meditation
How to work with thinking that arises while practicing mindfulness
Techniques for meeting and navigating intense emotions
Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy & compassion
The role mindfulness plays in communication and interaction
Support for developing a daily sitting practice
Upon completing this course:
Educators can receive up to 3 graduate level credits Details
Eligible Mental Health Professionals can receive 12 CEUs Details
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