Online course in Health & Psychology

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and performance in work and life with this online course.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours

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. On this course, you’ll learn how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your life to reduce stress and live a healthier personal and professional life.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The problem of unmindfulness
  • Research on mindfulness
  • Mindful stress reduction and managing emotions
  • Improving work and study performance
  • Mindfulness in memory and learning
  • Cultivating self-compassion and emotional health
  • Mindful communication
  • Relationships and empathy
  • Mindfulness as a way of life

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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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?

If you want a way to be more present, centred and grateful in your life...do it. If you want scientific/medical validation for something that sounds esoteric...do it. If you want the guidance, encouragement and support of great facilitators, active mentors and a lively Forum of fellow participants...do it.

Kym Bidstrup

Thanks to Futurelearn I now have a much more positive outlook on life now. I can warmly recommend the Mindfulness course to anyone who is suffering work-related stress. Sharing experiences with fellow learners is therapy itself.

Robert Smith

Who will you learn with?

Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed

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

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.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: