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Free Online Course - Mindfulness for Wellbeing Event

Futurelearn
Date:
6 February 2017
Venue:
Futurelearn - Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

For more information regarding this event, please email Futurelearn at feedback@futurelearn.com .

Event details

Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the solution. Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness and compassion. This practical six-week course explores the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness. You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life to reduce stress, improve mental health, and enhance your personal and professional life. You will understand formal mindfulness meditation practices, as well as the informal practice of being mindful in daily life to learn - to pay attention to the present moment instead of worrying, dwelling in the past or reacting to what is happening. You will also develop an attitude of friendliness and compassion toward yourself, as opposed to self-criticism. These mindfulness-based approaches have been found to improve executive functioning, learning and memory, performance, communication, empathy, and mental and physical health.

 

About Futurelearn

Futurelearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobiles, tablets and desktops so you can fit learning around your life. They believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you're learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

Futurelearn is a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Futurelearn has over 89 partners from around the world. They include many of the best UK and international universitites, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational materials, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.

Futurelearn launched their first courses in September 2013 and since then over 4 million people have joined.

 

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