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Approx. 30 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 Weeks, approx 3 hours per week theory + 30-45 minutes per day for experiential practices....

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What you will learn

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    Understand popular conceptions and misconceptions about Mindfulness

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    Interpret your own experiences of Mindfulness practices

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    Evaluate the social and political significance of Mindfulness

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    Compare different psychological and therapeutic approaches to mindfulness

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Beginner Level

Approx. 30 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 Weeks, approx 3 hours per week theory + 30-45 minutes per day for experiential practices....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Welcome to the course

1 video (Total 6 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Assignments in this course2m
Meet the instructor & the team2m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
1 practice exercise
How mindful are you?2m
5 hours to complete

Introduction to Mindfulness

11 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Preconception - enlightenment8m
Preconception - martial magic7m
Preconception - mindlessness8m
Summary8m
Meditation lab l part 15m
Meditation Lab l part 26m
Kuyken: why mindfulness?2m
Kuyken: representation of mindfulness4m
Batchelor: coming to mindfulness3m
Batchelor: what draws others to mindfulness?2m
2 readings
Med Lab 1: Exercises5m
What is this thing called Mindfulness?30m
2 practice exercises
Check your knowledge8m
Journal after Meditation Lab 120m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Psychology of/& Mindfulness

16 videos (Total 116 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
16 videos
Operationalizing mindfulness10m
Measuring mindfulness11m
The problem of dis-ease11m
Mindfulness-based stress reduction10m
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy12m
Common principles in mindfulness interventions9m
Summary6m
Meditation lab II7m
Kuyken: encountering difficulty4m
Kuyken: assessing teaching2m
Kuyken: science and Buddhism3m
Kuyken: who should teach?5m
Kuyken: 8 weeks later?4m
Batchelor: mindfulness teachers3m
Batchelor: mindfulness qualifications3m
2 readings
Med Lab 2: Exercises5m
Psychology of/& Mindfulness1h
3 practice exercises
How stressed are you?2m
Check your knowledge20m
Journal after Meditation Lab 22m
Week
3
7 hours to complete

Philosophy of/& Mindfulness

16 videos (Total 126 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
16 videos
Buddhism and sati10m
Vipassana and samatha11m
Zen8m
Daoism10m
Stoicism11m
Modernity and mindfulness12m
Summary6m
Meditation lab III8m
Kuyken: Buddhism and other traditions3m
Batchelor: was Buddha a therapist?6m
Batchelor: secular dharma5m
Batchelor: Pali canon3m
Batchelor: is dharma always Buddhism?3m
Batchelor: dharma needn't be Buddhist2m
Batchelor: towards modern dharma4m
2 readings
Med Lab 3: Exercises5m
Philosophy of/& Mindfulness55m
1 practice exercise
Journal after Meditation Lab 32m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Politics of/& Mindfulness

10 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Mindful utopias and distopias11m
Martial mindfulness10m
Mindfulness in education10m
The mindfulness industry10m
Summary9m
Meditation lab IV4m
Kuyken: mindfulness in society3m
Batchelor: mindfulness in society5m
Batchelor: commercialism and mindfulness3m
2 readings
Med Lab 4: Exercises5m
Politics of/& Mindfulness1h 15m
1 practice exercise
Journal after Meditation Lab 42m
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Top reviews from De-Mystifying Mindfulness

By ALNov 2nd 2017

Awesome!\n\nLots of valuable theory, which includes uncovering fears and doubts. And the most important: practice. You can learn meditation here, and truly understand why the hell it's so important.

By VKFeb 7th 2019

An excellent MOOC course with in-depth exploration of the mindfulness concept, with interviews of experts in the field and critical appraisal of the subject matter. I loved the course !

Instructor

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Chris Goto-Jones

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Honours Academy

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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  • It is very wise to consider whether you need support for your participation in this course. You will spend quite a lot of time working on yourself, so it is possible that issues will emerge that disturb you. So, before you start the course, consider telling a good friend or family member that you intend to take this course and ask them to be available for you if you need some support during the course. Perhaps they will even want to take the course with you. You can also make use of the community of students and teachers around this course to seek support and answers to your questions. You will probably discover very quickly that many of us share similar issues, and that talking with your peers about them will help. Finally though, do not be afraid to seek more professional help if issues arise with which you feel unable to cope. Remember, this course is not itself a programme of therapy. In the end, if it feels too much, you should be willing to reconsider whether this is the right time for you to take this course -- do not feel pressured or obliged to continue it. You can leave and rejoin at any time, as feels comfortable to you.

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