Demystifying Mindfulness (FutureLearn)

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Demystifying Mindfulness (FutureLearn)
Discover the science of mindfulness, learn how it works and why, from a political, psychological, and philosophical perspective. Experience mindfulness for yourself, and learn whether it really works. 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.

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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.


What topics will you cover?

- Introduction to Mindfulness

- Psychology of Mindfulness

- Philosophy of Mindfulness

- Politics of Mindfulness

- Mindfulness into the Future

- Volunteer Project


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- 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


Who is the course for?

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.



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