Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
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Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
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Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance
Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. Mindfulness can help end this unproductive behaviour. In this online course, you’ll learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life, to reduce stress and improve your personal and professional life.
This course has been recognised as one of the highest rated online courses of all time by leading course aggregator Class Central
This week, get started with mindfulness. Learn more about what it means to be mindful and unmindful, why mindfulness matters to your personal and professional life, and what you’re going to do in this course.
Start the course with a very brief mindfulness meditation, the Comma.
The problem of 'unmindfulness'
Learn more about the costs associated with being unmindful.
Review and preview
You've reached the end of Week 1 – it's now time to reflect on what you have learned so far.
Mindfulness and mindful stress reduction
Learn about the stress response and its implications for wellbeing and performance.
Explore a central quality of mindfulness - gentleness.
The power of curiosity
Rediscover the innate human quality of curiosity and notice the benefits this has for your wellbeing and cognitive performance.
Mindfulness in daily life
Discover where you can bring mindfulness into your daily activities.
Review and preview
You've reached the end of Week 2 – it's now time to reflect on what you have learned so far.
Improving work and study performance
Learn more about mindfulness and why attention matters so much for performance and learning.
The cognitive practices of mindfulness
Explore how mindfulness meditation can help us to cultivate the cognitive skills to manage stress, learn and perform better.
The power of unitasking
Learn more about multitasking, unitasking and efficient attention switching, and more.
Mindfulness for productivity
Learn how you can apply mindfulness to be more productive in your life.
Review and preview
You've reached the end of Week 3 – it's now time to reflect on what you have learned so far.
Mindfulness as a way of life
Learn about the benefits of self-compassion for wellbeing and performance.
Mindfulness and emotions
Learn how mindfulness can help you to better understand and manage your emotions.
Learn how you can apply mindfulness to the way you engage with the food you eat.
Mindfulness for creativity
Learn how you can apply mindfulness to boost your creativity, and then practise a meditation.
Explore, develop and maintain mindfulness practices
Learn more about how you can explore, develop and maintain mindfulness practices in your life by exploring resources and other learning opportunities that are available outside the course.
Learning on this course
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...
- Identify the causes of stress in your life
- Experiment with a range of mindfulness techniques
- Develop a range of mindfulness techniques that are effective in your life
- Evaluate the impact of a variety of mindfulness techniques
- Reflect on your experiences in a personal mindfulness journal
- Model a more mindful approach to work, study and life
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone, because everyone can benefit from mindfulness. No previous experience of mindfulness is required. We will explain how mindfulness works, but above all this is a practical course. We will ask you to explore different mindfulness techniques and reflect on your experience.
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.
What do people say about this course?
Who will you learn with?
Associate Professor Craig Hassed is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash. He teaches mindfulness nationally and internationally in health, educational, community and corporate settings.
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?
World rankingTop 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
Learning on FutureLearn
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- Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
- Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
- Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores
Join a global classroom
- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
- Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
- Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others
Map your progress
- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
- Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate
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