Mindfulness Meditation for Active Lives
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Guided mindfulness meditations for reducing stress and anxiety and improving performance and overall well-being.
4.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Candace Cheng
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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

Mindfulness Meditation for Active Lives

In „Mindfulness Meditation for Active Lives“, you will learn how to use mindfulness to deal with stress and anxiety, to improve your concentration and focus and to help increase your performance and overall well-being.

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

Breathing Meditations

Anxiety Relief

Dealing with Performance Anxiety

Preparing for Time 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
  • Anyone who suffers from stress, anxiety and wants to avoid burnout
  • 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 02:09

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

Preview 02:09

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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Mindfulness Basics
6 Lectures 01:10:26

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

Concentration is the ability to focus and hold your attention. It is the foundation for both learning and performance. Drawn from psychology and meditation, this meditation guides you through techniques to strengthen your concentration by focusing on your breath.

Use this meditation on its own or with the shorter Concentration Practice exercise.

Concentration Meditation
18:25

Concentration is the ability to focus and hold your attention. It is the foundation for both learning and performance. This meditative practice exercise uses breathing to strengthen your concentration.

Use this exercise whenever you have a few minutes, or use the complete Concentration Meditation when you have more time.

Concentration Practice
06:41

Learn how and why to use your breath for meditation. This exercise is designed for those beginning to meditate or those looking to review the basics of breathing for meditation. We will also help you respond to the inevitable distractions that arise when meditating.

Use the Breathing Meditation Practice when you want a shorter exercise.

Breathing Meditaiton
24:53

This short meditation guides you through practice in breathing meditation, and helps you respond to distractions that arise when meditating. Use it on its own, or as a companion to our longer and more complete Breathing Meditation.

Breathing Meditation - Practice
09:00

Learn how to use your breath to relax and reduce stress in this guided exercise based on breathing meditation. 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 and meditations.

Preview 04:51
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Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety
6 Lectures 01:08:57

If anxiety is causing too much stress in your life, this meditation video can help you relax and find relief. Drawing on both psychology and meditation, you will learn how to use your breath to manage your anxiety, regulate emotions, and work with thoughts and feelings in a helpful way.

You can also use the shorter version when you have less time.

Anxiety Relief Meditation
18:57

Anxiety is a common human experience, but too much worry or anxiety can cause excessive stress. In this simple meditative exercise, you will use your breath to attend to your thoughts and feelings in a helpful way, and feel calmer and more relaxed.

Based on psychology and meditation, this short exercise can be used whenever you have a few free minutes.

Anxiety Relief: Practice Exercise
12:48

If anxiety is causing too much stress in your life, this meditation video can help you relax and find relief. Drawing on both psychology and meditation, you will learn how to use your breath to manage your anxiety, regulate emotions, and work with thoughts and feelings in a helpful way.

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

Anxiety Relief (Advanced)
09:59

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

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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For Parents
2 Lectures 17:23

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.

Preview 06:34
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Closing and Resources
2 Lectures 01:28

Recommended reading, smartphone apps and further resources.

Resources and Courses
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
15 Reviews
744 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.