Better Concentration through Mindfulness Meditation
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Better Concentration through Mindfulness Meditation

Improve concentration and focus to be more effective and resilient by using the guided exercises in this course.
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
296 students enrolled
Created by Candace Cheng
Last updated 5/2016
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn what mindfulness is and how it can benefit you
Experience mindfulness meditation for yourself by using one of the video-based guided meditations
Observe the immediate and longer-lasting effects of meditation for you
Set a plan to help build mindfulness into a regular practice
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Requirements
  • No previous knowledge or experience required
  • Headphones and/or a mobile device are helpful but not necessary
  • Students should have a quiet space where they will not be interrupted.
Description

In „Better Concentration through Mindfulness Meditation“, you will learn how to use mindfulness to improve your concentration and focus.

Concentration is the foundation for both learning and performance. Improving concentration can help increase your productivity and your effectiveness in your work life or your private life. The meditative exercises and mediations in this App draw on years of experience in psychology and meditation to help you strengthen your concentration by focusing on your breath.

This course consists primarily of videos that guide the user through mindfulness meditations. Users can complete the videos in sequence or simply select the videos of interest. No previous knowledge or experience in meditation is required.

The content available in this course is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice nor does this establish a doctor-patient relationship. This material is not a substitute for professional medical advice based on your personal circumstances. Users of this website waive any claims against You Productions.

Why mindfulness meditation?

Neurologists have been researching the positive effects of mindfulness meditation. They find that meditating regularly, even for short periods of time, can help to improve one’s mental and physical well-being. Mindfulness helps to reduce stress, feelings of fear and tiredness. Mindfulness helps to lower blood pressure and pulse. The brain waves change and make the brain calmer and at the same time more productive.

Course Contents
+ Introduction about mindfulness

+ Worksheets to define one’s own goals, plans and tracking

+ Video-based exercises for beginners and more advanced users

+ Recommended reading and further resources

Meditation Topics

Best posture for meditation

Concentration exercises in four stages

Dealing with anxiety before important situations

Improving focus to be more present with family

Meditation for the Active Lives

Meditation comes from the East. It developed in India and China and has been passed on and further developed over thousands of years. YOU Productions brings the methods from Vipassana Meditation and tailors them for people with busy lives. These meditations are neutral and secular. We’re not promoting a guru or historical persona. These meditations are designed to deal with the issues of a modern society. They are short and guided to address the needs of people with busy lives.

That’s why they’re called „YOU“. Because, it’s about you. It’s for you. It’s by you. And it has to come from You.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who would like to improve their productivity and well-being through better concentration and focus
  • Beginners and advanced users of mindfulness meditation
  • People who think they can't meditate!
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Curriculum For This Course
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About Mindfulness and This Course
3 Lectures 02:15

Learn about the objectives and approach of this course, as well as who it's designed for.

Preview 02:15

Learn about mindfulness and its benefits.

About Mindfulness
20 pages

Set your goals. Define your plan. When, where and how often do you want to use the exercises in this course?

My Goals. My Plan.
8 pages
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Basics of Mindfulness Meditation
2 Lectures 09:56

Learn how to sit upright in a chair for meditation or meditative exercises. We guide you through choosing a chair, understanding the importance of posture, becoming aware of your seated body, and developing a comfortable and stable position to keep you relaxed and alert.

Use this exercise to enhance your experience of our exercises and meditations.

Best Posture for Meditation
06:36

Take a few minutes for yourself to deal with stress, to de-compress or to focus before an important event.

Learn how to use your breath to relax and reduce stress in this guided exercise. Enjoy this short breathing practice whenever you have a few minutes. Frequent use of this exercise can also enhance your experience of our other exercises.

Preview 03:20
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Concentration Exercises
4 Lectures 38:58

Stage 1 of learning to use your breath to improve your concentration - and your overall well-being. In Stage 1, you count your breaths: 1 in, 2 out, 3 in, 4 out, and so on... Sound simple? It's simple, but not easy. It just takes some practice.

Preview 07:00

Stage 2 of learning to use your breath to improve your concentration - and your overall well-being. In Stage 2, you count each in and out breath as 1, before going on to 2 and up to 10. Sound simple? It's still harder than Stage 1.

Concentration Stage 2
09:00

Stage 3 of learning to use your breath to improve your concentration - and your overall well-being. In Stage 3, you stop counting and just say the words "in" and "out" to yourself. Sounds simple? It takes more practice than you think.

Concentration Stage 3
10:00

In Stage 4, you progress by wordlessly focusing on your breath for longer periods of time. You can do this stage for the rest of your life.

Concentration Stage 4
12:58
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Mindfulness for Special Situations
5 Lectures 44:36

When anxiety about performance moves beyond a healthy level, it can cause stress and become paralyzing. Whether you have stage fright, nervousness before small groups, or test anxiety, this exercise draws on psychology and meditation and uses your breath to help you find relief.

Use it just before an event or as a regular practice at any time.

Performance Anxiety Meditation
14:48

When anxiety about performance moves beyond a healthy level, it can cause stress and become paralyzing. Whether you have stage fright, nervousness before small groups, or test anxiety, this exercise draws on psychology and meditation and uses your breath to help you find relief.

Use it just before an event or as a regular practice at any time.

You can also use this exercise when you no longer need as much support and instruction.

Performance Anxiety Meditation (Advanced)
09:05

This guided meditative exercise will help you use your commute to make the shift from work life to home life. Relax, reduce stress, and leave your work behind to be more fully present with your family.

Designed for when you don't have to drive yourself, use it on the bus, train, or any public transportation.

Coming Home to Family
10:49

This short guided exercise helps you make the most of your commute. Relax and reduce stress as you leave your work day behind you. Reorient yourself for how you want to be at home with family.

Designed for when you don't have to drive yourself, use it on the bus, train, or any public transportation.

From Work to Family
06:34

Take a few minutes for yourself to deal with stress, to de-compress or to focus before an important event.

Learn how to use your breath to relax and reduce stress in this guided exercise. Enjoy this short breathing practice whenever you have a few minutes. Frequent use of this exercise can also enhance your experience of our other exercises.

Preview 03:20
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Closing and Resources
2 Lectures 01:28

Recommended reading, smartphone apps and further resources.

Resources and Apps
4 pages

Here are a few closing remarks and thoughts for how to best use this course going forward.

Closing Remarks
01:28
About the Instructor
Candace Cheng
4.4 Average rating
14 Reviews
711 Students
5 Courses
Mindfulness and Marketing

Dr. Cheng is the founder of YOU Productions. She brings more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience from UBS, Swiss Re, Mattel and start-up companies. She completed her doctorate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), her Masters in International Marketing at Boston University and her Bachelors in Economics at UC Berkeley. As a Chinese-American, she combines digital trends from the West with traditional breathing techniques from the East.

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Dr. Cheng ist die Geschäftsführerin und Inhaberin von YOU Productions. Sie bringt über 20 Jahre Marketing- und Kommunikations-Erfahrung bei der UBS, Swiss Re, Mattel und Start-ups mit. Sie erhielt die Doktorwürde von der Universität St. Gallen (HSG), ein Masters in internationales Marketing von der Boston University und ein Bachelor in Ökonomie von der Universität Berkeley. Als Amerikanerin mit chinesischen Wurzeln kombiniert Dr. Cheng neuste digitale Entwicklungen aus dem Westen mit den ältesten und bewährtesten Lebensmethoden aus dem Osten.