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Approx. 20 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Increase capacity for attentional control, sustained focus and presence.

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

  • Cultivate compassion for self and others

Skills you will gain

MeditationStress ManagementSelf-Care
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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course!

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Course Introduction3m
3 readings
Course Information & Keys to Success10m
Discussion Forum Guidelines10m
Accessibility and Accommodations Statement10m
5 hours to complete

Stress and Mind/Body Systems

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
The Physiology and Health Consequences of Stress9m
The Stress Process3m
Habitual Reactivity to Stress3m
Week 1 Wrap-up1m
Awareness of Breath Guided Meditation11m
Body Scan16m
7 readings
Overview of Mindfulness Experiences for the Week10m
Stress and Wellness Questionnaire 15m
Overview of Week 1 Mindfulness Experiences10m
Week 1 Rejuvenator: Observing Reactivity10m
Stress and the Brain10m
The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease10m
The Mind Body Interaction in Disease10m
4 practice exercises
Interpreting the Stress and Wellness Questionnaire20m
Stress and Mind/Body Systems10m
Observing Reactivity30m
Checklist2m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Mindful Stress Reduction

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 71 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Introducing Mindfulness6m
3-Minute Breathing Space3m
Strategies for Cultivating Mindfulness3m
Mindful Stress Reduction12m
Week 2 Wrap Up1m
Awareness of Breath and Body Guided Meditation7m
Awareness of Breath Guided Meditation11m
3-Minute Breathing Space3m
Body Scan16m
5 readings
Overview of Mindfulness Experiences for the Week10m
Overview of Week 2 Mindfulness Experiences10m
Week 2 Rejuvenator: Mindful Photo Walk10m
The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma10m
Can Mindfulness Address Maladaptive Eating Behaviors?10m
3 practice exercises
Mindful Stress Reduction 10m
Mindful Photo Walk30m
Checklist2m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Creating and Sustaining Balance in an Unstable World

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 50 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
The Trouble with Certainty10m
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset5m
Mindfulness and Equanimity5m
Week 3 Wrap-up1m
Awareness of Breath and Body Guided Meditation7m
Mountain Meditation12m
5 readings
Overview of Mindfulness Experiences for the Week10m
Moving Past Limiting Beliefs20m
Overview of Week 3 Mindfulness Experiences10m
Week 3 Rejuvenator: Going on a MicroAdventure10m
Fixed Views10m
3 practice exercises
Creating and Sustaining Balance10m
Going on a MicroAdventure30m
Checklist30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Achieving Positive Health

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Optimizing Well-Being7m
Changing Behavior Mindfully7m
Compassion vs. Criticism8m
Week 4 Wrap-up2m
Loving-Kindness Meditation15m
Course Conclusion2m
6 readings
Overview of Mindfulness Experiences for the Week10m
Nourishing/Depleting Activities10m
Overview of Week 4 Mindfulness Experiences10m
Week 4 Rejuvenator: Solo Challenge10m
Personal Wellness Inventory20m
Self-Compassion and Well-Being10m
4 practice exercises
Achieving Positive Health10m
Week 4 Rejuvenator: Solo Challenge30m
Checklist30m
Reflecting on Your Personal Wellness Inventory30m

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