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Maintaining a Mindful Life

Learn how to apply mindfulness techniques, so you can improve your communication, relationships and emotional health.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Maintaining a Mindful Life

Discover techniques to help you maintain a mindful life

Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life.

Building upon the introductory Mindfulness for Wellbeing Peak Performance, this course will show you how to incorporate mindfulness principles in your own life to end unproductive behaviour, ensure your brain isn’t operating in ‘default mode’ and improve your overall wellbeing.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsRICHARD CHAMBERS: Hi. I'm Richard Chambers, and this is Craig Hassed. And together we coordinate mindfulness programmes at Monash University in Australia.

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsCRAIG HASSED: This is a course in mindfulness, which explores some really interesting and important areas for all of us really-- topics that are sometimes a little bit more challenging. And that's why it really does presume a little bit of prior learning and experience. Things like relationships, communication, self-compassion, and compassion for others. It could be of relevance to people at home or at work or pretty much any walk of life.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsRICHARD CHAMBERS: We'll explore the science and practise of mindfulness. And each week there will be different exercises, meditations. There'll be reading materials. There'll also be a forum so you can have conversations with learners from all around the world. And we'll be providing feedback and guidance as we go.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsCRAIG HASSED: It'll take a few hours a week, but mind you, you're in control of that because there'll be extra things, extra links, extra readings. So you can go into it in as much depth as you want.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsRICHARD CHAMBERS: So if you feel like you could use some more mindfulness in your communication and relationships, then we encourage you to do this course.

What topics will you cover?

  • Communication.

  • Mindful relationships.

  • Mindfulness and heartfulness: cultivating self-compassion and emotional health.

  • The big picture.

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

  • Experiment with a range of mindfulness techniques.
  • Develop and apply a range of mindfulness techniques that are effective.
  • Evaluate the impact of a variety of mindfulness techniques.
  • Model a more mindful approach to communication, relationships and emotional health.
  • Engage with informal and formal mindfulness practices.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to learn and apply mindfulness techniques. You don’t need any past experience but learners with some experience will appreciate additional material that explores other aspects of mindfulness.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

Who will you learn with?

Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed

Associate Professor Craig Hassed is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash. He teaches mindfulness nationally and internationally in health, educational, community and corporate settings.

Dr Richard Chambers

Richard is a clinical psychologist and internationally-recognised expert in mindfulness. Widely published in the field, he works with many educational, business, sporting and community organisations.

Who developed the course?

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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