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Approx. 11 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness as supported by research evidence, including potential impact on pain management, sleep issues, and anxiety.

  • List contraindications, discuss how you would identify when they are present, and identify possible modifications to your recommendations.

  • Identify programs and resources—both local in-person and online where you might refer patients.

  • Discuss the benefits of mindfulness for you professionally, including reduced stress, enhanced focus, and emotional regulation.

Skills you will gain

wellbeingimproved symptom managementwhole-person careMindfulnessintegrative medicine
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Beginner Level

No background needed for this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

2 hours to complete

What Is Mindfulness?

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
What Is Mindfulness--and What Isn't It?7m
Ways to Practice5m
Mindfulness in Daily Life5m
Try These Daily Life Practices3m
Why Meditate?2m
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation5m
Guided Meditation - 5-Minute Awareness of Breath5m
What is the State of the Evidence?3m
How Mindfulness Works2m
Benefits of Mindfulness2m
3 readings
Handout on Daily Life Practices10m
Mindfulness Research Challenges10m
Week 1 References10m
3 practice exercises
How Was Your Daily Life Practice?10m
Explore the Evidence Base10m
Week 1 Quiz20m

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Assess if Mindfulness Would Be Beneficial

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Lisa Uses Mindfulness to Help with Chronic Pain13m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Pain7m
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression3m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Anxiety6m
Mindfulness for Wellbeing4m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Wellbeing6m
Cautions and Contraindications2m
5 readings
Pain Story - Veronica10m
Anxiety Story - Joshua10m
Wellbeing Story - Nolitha10m
Cautions and Contraindications Handout10m
Week 2 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Getting Started

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 29 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Addressing Challenges4m
Starting with Daily Life Practices2m
Introducing the STOP Technique2m
Watching Your Speech1m
Using Guided Meditation2m
10-Minute Guided Meditation: Awareness of Body and Breath10m
10 readings
Adopt the Right Attitude5m
How to Establish a Daily Practice5m
STOP Technique Handout5m
Simple Walking Practice Handout5m
Sources for Guided Meditation10m
What You Need to Meditate10m
Online Resources and Apps10m
Evaluating Online Resources10m
Finding Local Resources10m
Week 3 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Evaluating an App30m
2 hours to complete

Peer Review Project

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Peer Project Overview10m

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Evaluate Use for Your Patients and Yourself

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
How Providers Benefit from Mindfulness19m
Ideas for Practice from Healthcare Providers5m
Guided Meditation - Working with Residue1m
Evaluating the Impact4m
Call to Action!1m
3 readings
Examples from Practice5m
How to Establish a Habit of Mindfulness10m
Week 4 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz12m



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