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FutureLearn Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Monash University via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Monash University
    3 hours/week
    4 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance
    Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. Mindfulness can help end this unproductive behaviour. In this online course, you’ll learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life, to reduce stress and improve your personal and professional life.

    This course is for anyone, because everyone can benefit from mindfulness. No previous experience of mindfulness is required. We will explain how mindfulness works, but above all this is a practical course. We will ask you to explore different mindfulness techniques and reflect on your experience.

    This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

    What topics will you cover?
    • The problem of unmindfulness
    • Research on mindfulness
    • Mindful stress reduction and managing emotions
    • Improving work and study performance
    • Mindfulness in memory and learning
    • Cultivating self-compassion and emotional health
    • Mindful communication
    • Relationships and empathy
    • Mindfulness as a way of life

    Taught by
    Dr Richard Chambers and Dr Craig Hassed

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