• University of Glasgow

Mindfulness: A Focus on Adolescents

Get a hands-on introduction to mindfulness and its benefits.

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Mindfulness: A Focus on Adolescents
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Support emotional wellbeing through mindfulness activities

In this course you’ll get practical illustrations of how mindfulness can be of particular value in the lives of everyone, and younger people in particular. 

Get a deeper understanding of mindfulness for your and others’ benefit

Caring for your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of your physical health, and mindfulness can benefit people of all ages.

You’ll be introduced to mindfulness and explore the many ways in which mindfulness can be applied in daily life. You’ll be able to explore the research which demonstrates the value and effective application of mindfulness.

As you develop your understanding of how mindfulness can be used in various environments, you’ll have opportunities to apply what you learn.

Throughout the course you’ll be able to access further resources to help you along your mindfulness journey.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds The modern world is a fast moving place with people leading busy lives struggling to find time for themselves. We rush through life on autopilot, lossed in our thoughts without noticing what’s going on around us. But research shows that paying attention to the present to your own thoughts and feelings and to the world around you can improve mental well being, and this awareness is known as mindfulness. Mindfulness helps us to cope with life’s difficulties and stresses. As such, it is a useful tool for anyone involved in mental health provision, which is why the University of Glasgow has created this short online course exploring the concept and its application.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds A course which is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of mindfulness may be of particular interest to teachers, parents and people working with young adults and teenagers. Mindfulness is used by people of all ages, but throughout the course we primarily offer suggestions of how mindfulness can be of value in your own life and for younger people. The course explores the ways in which mindfulness can be applied in daily life, introducing the application and evidence for mindfulness in education settings. There are case studies of young people have used mindfulness and we examine the role of mindfulness and helping with anxiety, focus, exam stress, compassion, and improving well being.

Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds So if you’re a health care professional or educator, are or even a parent or young person looking to enhance your understanding of mindfulness. This course is perfect for you.

What topics will you cover?

  • The application and evidence base for mindfulness in education settings
  • Case studies of young people who have used mindfulness, and how it helped them
  • Basic introduction to simple mindfulness techniques
  • The role of mindfulness in helping with anxiety, focus, exam stress, compassion and improving wellbeing

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You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Learn about the skills for applying a variety of mindfulness techniques and practice that can be integrated into everyday life
  • Become familiar with the growing evidence base relating to the application of mindfulness to support physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing
  • Cultivate an understanding of mindfulness skills to promote focused attention on thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and to have greater awareness of how these impact our actions and emotion regulation.
  • Recognise the value of acceptance, empathy, and compassion in mindfulness practice

Who is the course for?

This course is for all professionals interested in mindfulness, including healthcare professionals, educators, parents and anyone looking to enhance their understanding of mindfulness. Anyone interested in health research may also be interested in this course.

The Certificate of Achievement for this course may be useful for providing evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) or commitment to your career.

This course is an educational resource, it is not a therapeutic tool. Self-care resources have been embedded into the course materials. However, if you are feeling distressed, it is important to seek professional help in order to receive the support you need.

Who will you learn with?

Julie is a University of Glasgow Tutor in Mindfulness, BAMBA listed, UK Mindfulness Network approved, experienced Mindfulness Practitioner and founder of the charity cultivatingmindfulness.org.uk

Consultant in child and adolescent Psychiatry and honorary senior lecturer University of Glasgow.

Currently a higher trainee in general adult psychiatry, based in the West of Scotland.

I am a GP working in London with a special interest in lifestyle and preventative medicine. I have several years of experience teaching meditation and mindfulness practices.

Who developed the course?

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established

    1451
  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
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