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What you will learn

  • Key mindfulness concepts and practices that support the ability to use attention in an enhanced way.

  • Concepts and practices that deepen the understanding of the mind/body connection, and highlights ways that the body is a direct portal to presence.

  • Guidance for enhancing resilience, with specific regard to opening to and accepting a wide range of emotion.

  • How to take the benefits that come from regular meditation and integrate them into daily life, as well as establishing a regular meditation routine.

Skills you will gain

interoceptive techniquesBasics of meditationImproved focus
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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Course Introduction2m
3 readings
Course Information and Keys to Success10m
Discussion Forum Guidelines2m
Accessibility and Accommodations Statement1m
3 hours to complete

Learning to Pay Attention

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Exploring the Qualities of Mindfulness Part 16m
Exploring the Qualities of Mindfulness Part 26m
Strategies for Cultivating Mindfulness3m
Tuning in to Your Senses2m
Weekly Activity Challenges Case Study 112m
Brief Introductory Meditation3m
1 reading
Week One Activity Challenges - Learning to Pay Attention10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz15m
Reflecting on your Weekly Activity Challenges 30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Understanding the Mind/Body Connection

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
The Body as a Reference Point for Awareness10m
The Health Benefits of Mindfulness6m
Understanding and Appreciating Your Body1m
Body Scan Meditation16m
Weekly Activity Challenges Case Study 214m
3 readings
Weekly Activity Challenges-Deepening the Mind/Body Connection10m
Instructions for Body Scan10m
Mindfulness Articles 20m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz10m
Reflecting on Your Weekly Activity Challenges30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Exploring Your Inner Landscape

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
The Conditioned Mind8m
Emotions, Thoughts, and the Body14m
Wrapping Up One Hell of a Module!1m
Awareness of Breath Guided Meditation11m
Weekly Activity Challenges Case Study 310m
Awareness of Breath and Body Guided Meditation13m
3 readings
Unhelpful Thinking Styles10m
Weekly Activity Challenges-Exploring Your Inner Landscape10m
Instructions for Sitting Meditation10m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz10m
Reflecting on Your Weekly Activity Challenges30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

The Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a Practice

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Setting the Stage for Practice8m
Exploring Common Obstacles During Practice8m
Exploring Thoughts Meditation19m
Weekly Activity Challenges Case Study 411m
R.A.I.N.15m
Course Conclusion1m
2 readings
Weekly Activity Challenge-Noticing the Wandering Mind10m
Instructions for RAIN Meditation-read me first!10m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz5m
Reflecting on Your Weekly Activity Challenges30m

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