Technology is great for our brains because it allows us to multitask, but at the same time, it’s draining. Balance is key. We should consider taking periodic, but ongoing mindful rests from the screen/s. I mean rest from our mobile and stand-alone devices. One way of resting our brains and bodies is mindfulness meditation practice.
Most of us know the value of taking care of our bodies. We exercise, eat well, and try to live a stressless life, but how many of us try to take care of and try to raise the quality of our minds? In this 4-week course, participants will learn about and practice mindful living.
Research has proven that practising mindfulness not only reduces stress and increases the quality of mind so that we are able to be creative and make good decisions, it also "leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density" . You are invited to read about a research study conducted by Hölzela, Carmodyc, Vangela, Congletona, and Yerramsettia and published in 2011.
With this course you will:
- Become aware or mindful of the physical body through mental scanning and breathing
- Observe your feelings without judgement
- Observe your thoughts without judgement
- Learn to be mindful during everyday activities
- Practice mindful meditation as a way of life
This course would be great for everyone especially those who want quality of life. The course is facilitated and self-paced with video recordings of live classes.
The course package:
- Self-paced course with recordings of already held LIVE online classes
The course outline:
- Mindful Living : Becoming aware of our bodies - 45 minutes (recorded class)
- Mindful Living : Observing feelings without judging strategies - 45 minutes (recorded class)
- Mindful Living : Automatic Thinking - 45 minutes (recorded class)
- Mindful Living : Practicing Mindfulness with the Alexander Technique - 45 minutes (recorded class)
- Mindful practice increases regional brain gray matter - PDF, 8 pages
- Mindful practice - PPT, 8 pages
Language of instruction: English