Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation in which you use your breath to bring your attention to the present moment. It sounds simple, but the results of Mindfulness meditation can be profound. Research at several medical institutions, including the University of Massachusetts and the University of Wisconsin, show that Mindfulness meditation can have a long-term effect on brain functioning that results in a reduction in anxiety and stress. and an increase in the ability to focus your attention.
This course includes downloadable audio files to you can use for homework and on your own after the class.
MIndfulness meditation has ancient roots in Zen buddhism, and became popular when Jon Kabat-Zinn started a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts in 1979. Since then it has gained in popularity. In this course you will learn what mindfulness meditation is, and how to practice it. The course includes audio files that you can use on your own for the homework and in the future after you have finished the class. You will also learn about the research that has been conducted on how mindfulness meditation re-trains your brain to reduce stress and increase focus. Here’s what you will learn:
What mindfulness meditation is
How to meditate
How Mindfulness meditation is similar to, and different from, other forms of meditation and yoga
The research on the effects of Mindfulness meditation on the brain and body
The easiest and best ways to incorporate Mindfulness meditation into your own health and awareness routines
The instructor, Susan Weinschenk, has a Ph.D. in Psychology, has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 10 years, and teaches in-person workshops and 8-week long programs in mindfulness meditation.
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