Describe popular conceptions and misconceptions about mindfulness
Interpret your own experiences of mindfulness practices
Evaluate the social and political significance of mindfulness
Compare different psychological and therapeutic approaches to mindfulness
Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown rapidly in recent years. These practises are increasingly being seen as scientifically and psychologically valid forms of therapy.
As new evidence from neuroscience backs up the claims for mindfulness’ value, it is now being adopted by practitioners as a tool for therapy, and by big business as a ‘lifestyle choice’.
But what is mindfulness? And how exactly does it work? On this course you’ll explore the academic underpinnings of mindfulness – stripping away its ‘mystery’ once and for all.
Introduction to Mindfulness
Psychology of Mindfulness
Philosophy of Mindfulness
Politics of Mindfulness
Mindfulness into the Future
This course is for mindfulness beginners and professionals, academics and non-academics. If you’re interested in mindfulness – whatever the level – you’ll enjoy discovering its academic underpinnings, allowing you to judge for yourselves and examine sources.