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Mindfulness For Busy People

Learn how to be in the present moment to get more relaxed and effective.
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Learn how to handle stress in a positive way and how to stay focussed and relaxed. Improve your productivity and finally take some time for yourself by applying mindfulness to your daily life.

With Mindfulness You Can Be Busy, Without Feeling The Pressure

  • Learn the Basics of Mindfulness
  • Get Downloadable Meditation Tracks
  • Learn the Basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Learn About Your Brain and Your Mind
  • Learn How to FocusLearn How to Handle Stress in a Positive Way
  • Learn How to Apply Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

This Mindfulness Course Is For Hardworking, Busy People Who Would Love To Feel More Relaxed

This Mindfulness Course will help you keep calm while under pressure and live in the present moment. It will help you regain your focus and it will help you to be more effective in your work and life in general. Mindfulness is all about training your brain, and it is a tool to enhance your productivity.

Content And Overview

In this course, I start by telling you all about the history and basics of Mindfulness, your braind and your mind. This informatin will make it easier to process the lectures and really get into Mindfulness. I will give you tips and trick on meditating, you will learn about good posture and how tp be in the present moment. Don't worry, I won't throw you in the deep end: I'll be there every step of the way! You can always send a message and I will respond as quick as possible.

The course is a mindfulness course with a pinch of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It includes video lectures about our mind, thoughts, stress and focus and downloadable meditations. The course should take you six weeks to complete. It is divided into six sections, varying from the basics of mindfulness to applying mindfulness to your daily life. It is a very practical course, with a lot of exercises you can do at work or at home. You can do the exercises wherenever you want. They won't take long, but they will really help you to get & stay Mindful!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is created for ambitious, hardworking young ones who want to get more effective, be able to handle their stress in a positive way and regain focus using mindfulness techniques.
  • This is a beginners course and is not suited for people who already did a mindfulness training.
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What Will I Learn?
Practice the basics of mindfulness and meditation
Handle stress using mindfulness techniques
Regain focus using mindfulness techniques
Get more effective in your daily life using mindfulness techniques
Apply mindfulness to work and private life
Understand the science behind mindfulness
Learn the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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  • There is one thing the students need: some minutes of their day to spend on mindfulness and meditation.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 10:07

The first lecture, let's go! In this lecture, you will:
Get to know more about me and my experiences with mindfulness
Learn what to expect from this course
Start to think about why you've started this course and the goals you might have.

Preview 02:22

In this lecture, you will:
Get a sense of the course outline
Learn why it is structured this way
Learn what is covered each week
Leearn how you can make the I will explain the course outline and why it is structured this way. I will also tell you what will be covered every week and how you can make the most out of the course.

How the Course is Structured

This is a first, introductory meditation.

Preview 05:57
The Basics of Mindfulness
4 Lectures 14:18

In this lecture, you will learn:
Where Mindfulness comes from
More about our brain and mind
Why we can all use Mindfulness

In the included text, the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy theory of Control is covered.

Preview 03:35

This article is about the neuroscience of mindfulness. In includes several studies, you can find them at 'resources'. One study is by Prof. Farb, and it is about the two different ways in which we experience the world around us. The other one is by Prof. Lazar. This research shows how mindfulness increases and decreases mass in certain areas of the brain.

The Science of Mindfulness
2 pages

In this lecture, you will learn:
The basics of mindfulness and meditation
How to let your thoughts go during meditation
More about posture and some basic rules for practicing mindfulness and meditation

The Basics of Mindfulness and Meditation

This is the second meditation. We focus on breathing and sounds.

Meditation #2
Switching off Autopilot
5 Lectures 30:33

In this lecture, you will learn:
More about autopilot
What autopilot it is and why its beneficial to be able to switch it off
About the positive and negative sides of routine and I will provide you with an exercise to explore the way you do your routines.

Autopilot and Routine

In this lecture, you will:
Explore our mind and our thoughts
Learn how to respond to your thoughts, using ACT
About the concept of fusion and defusion

The Mind and our Thoughts

This is a bodyscan meditation


In this lecture, we will:
Reflect on positive and negative moments and on what these moments do to our body. This will help you regulate your responses, which is an important part of mindfulness practice.

Positive and Negative Moments

This will be our third meditation. We will focus on the breathing, the sounds and our thoughts.

Meditation #3
How To Excel Under Pressure Using Mindfulness Techniques
4 Lectures 17:02

In this lecture, you will:
Get an exercise to explore how you react in stressful situation. This will give you more freedom in responsing to situations.

Stressful Moments

I this lecture, you will:
Get you a tool you can use to stay calm in the heat of the moment

Three Minutes

In this lecture, you will learn:
More about the theories around 'stress'
Learn why we experience stress and where it comes from

Stress Theory

This is our fourth meditation. We will focus on our breathing, the sounds, our thoughts and our feelings.

Meditation #4
Mindfulness to Improve your Focus
4 Lectures 29:16

The bodyscan is the best exercise to train your focus!


In this lecture, you will:
Learn about personal effectiveness to help you stay focussed at work
Get introduced to the difference of 'Important' and 'Urgent tasks'
Get deeper into this so called 'Eisenhower Principle' in the text that comes with this lecture

Personal Effectiveness

In this lecture, you will:
Focus on your goals in your job as well as in life in general
Get an insight in why we get insecure when we do know what we want
Get you a headstart in thinking what is really importat to you. What are your goals and values?
Learn why it is important to know what you want in life, in order for you to focus better and be able to succeed!

Your Goals

This is our fifth meditation, and this time there will be less guidance.

Meditation #5
How to Use Mindfulness in Your Daily Life
4 Lectures 24:17

In this lecture, you will:
Learn how to build in mindful moments during your day
Get several exercises you can use at the start or end of your day

Mindful Moments #1

In this lecture, you will:
Learn how to build in mindful moments during your day
Get several exercises you can use at the work place

Mindful Moments #2

This is the final meditation exercise, almost without guidance.

Meditation #6

In this lecture, you will:
Create a game plan that can help you stay mindful after finishing this course.

Game Plan
About the Instructor
4.5 Average rating
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341 Students
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I am a Positive Psychologist with a passion for mindfulness, meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am hardworking and ambitious. Currently I work for a multinational in the training and development team. To keep up with my daily activities, I found out that I needed mindfulness and meditation. It is something that really helps me to stay focussed and relaxed, and I would love to share these practices with others.

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