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Summary of week 1 Theory

Prof Chris Goto-Jones summarizes the pre-conceptions of mindfulness and looks forward to week 2.

This week has required you to consider your own motivations and preconceptions of mindfulness. In this video I will summarize this weeks lectures and then take a brief look forward to week 2.

In order to help you digest and process the material from this module, we’ve prepared a reading that integrates modified versions of the scripts into coherent readings for you. Our intention is to develop these readings into chapters for a forthcoming open-access textbook, which will be used to support this course and will be available to all students for free. Hence, this is a work in progress – it is far from perfect (our apologies!). If you have comments or suggestions for improvements, they might be very valuable as we move forward with this project. Many thanks for your help, and good luck with the material – we hope it’s helpful.

A bibliography will be available in the upcoming e-textbook.

Leiden University

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