Mindfulness Meditation for Real Life
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Mindfulness Meditation for Real Life

Learn how and why Mindfulness works as well as several practical exercises that may be applied in everyday situations
4.0 (225 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,973 students enrolled
Created by Salvador Choussy
Last updated 1/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn how and why Mindfulness works as well as several practical exercises that may be applied in common, everyday situations.
Requirements
  • All that is needed is the desire to improve your life and psychological well-being
Description

The main objective of this course is that students firmly understand what this ever growing trend that is Mindfulness Meditation really is.   Why is it so talked about, why has it invaded the main stream media and how come it is now recommended not only for those of us who want to learn an emotional modulation and regulation technique to become a better person and to improve the quality of our lives, but also in psychological and even clinical settings.  Why is it slowly being recognized as one of the most effective techniques to regulate and control the most popular modern disease which is stress. The main goal of this course is that you unravel the mysteries of Mindfulness meditation by debunking its myths and grasping both the science and practical knowledge that upholds its effectiveness and that you learn several meditation practices that are designed in a way that can be practiced in our day to day, normal lives.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is interested in learning Mindfulness Meditation Techniques that can be applied to everyday life.
  • Anyone who is interested in learning the science that supports Mindfulness Techniques in a simple, graspable language without complex vocabulary
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 02:49:39
+ Introduction
2 lectures 09:43

In this lesson you will get to meet your Instructor and take a look at the course´s curriculum.

Preview 04:34

My name is Salvador Choussy and I will be your Mindfulness for Real Life Instructor.  In this lesson you will get to know where I come from and why do I feel qualified to teach this course as well as an overview of my experience both as a Mindfulness teacher and as a meditator.

Instructor Introduction
05:09
+ What is Mindfulness
5 lectures 35:07

We will begin our study of Mindfulness Meditation by studying the most common misconceptions and myths that may discourage students from engaging in a meditation practice. 

Preview 08:14

We will learn how and why Mindfulness Meditation became so popular by briefly studying its history.

What Happened
02:56

We will study why Mindfulness Meditation is so important from a social and anthropological point of view.

Global Problem
08:23

In this lesson we will analyze the concept of mindfulness and we begin to see why meditation is so important. 

What is Mindfulness
09:18

This is the first Mindfulness Meditation Practice. The object of this practice is that the student may experience a meditation practice and get a sense of how simple meditation really is.

Practice 1 Simplicity
06:16
+ How and Why does Mindfulness Work
5 lectures 26:47

We will learn the basics of the cognitive process; we will discuss an overview of the limbic system and how mindfulness meditation will work with it.

Preview 05:39

We will learn how the amygdalae, one of the limbic system´s most important structures in our stress related ailments, work and how mindfulness meditation can teach you to work with them.

Amygdalae
06:49

In this lesson we will learn what the Hippocampal Region of our brain does in our cognitive process and its relevance to Mindfulness Meditation.

Hippocampal Region
02:50

In this lesson we will study how the untrained brain works; how it processes a stimulus perceived by our senses and get a preview of how Mindfulness Meditation may work to improve this mechanism.

How our (untrained) Brain Works
06:31

The aim of this practice is to learn how to deactivate our emergency mode by managing our amygdalae through mindfulness meditation. 

Practice 2 Amygdalae Regulation
04:58
+ Modern Dangers
5 lectures 35:38

In this lesson we will learn what causes stress, why it is so dangerous and how Mindfulness Meditation can aid us in managing it properly.  

Preview 10:11

The goal of this practice is to learn how to manage our stress reactions through mindfulness meditation. 

Practice 3 Counting Breaths
04:58

In this lesson we will talk about fatalism or the human tendency we are born with that makes us always mentally expect the worse possible outcome and fixate on the bad rather than having an unbiased appreciation of reality. And how Mindfulness Meditation can help us change that unhealthy habit. 

Fatalism
09:41

In this lesson we will learn why a brain left to wonder freely is a brain at risk and how Mindfulness Meditation can help us be more aware and less prone to this very common danger.

Idle Brain
04:16

The goal of this practice is to get a glimpse of how easy it is for our brain to create and modify specific scenarios and how we can use this to our advantage through mindfulness meditation.  

Practice 4 Emotion Transmutation
06:32
+ Brain with Mindfulness
5 lectures 33:14

In this lesson we will study the pause, or Mindfulness Gap, that Meditation and Mindfulness practices in general provides to the practitioner between a thought and its reaction.  What can we do with it and why is it so beneficial. 

Mindfulness Gap
07:21

In this lesson we will study what the “present moment” actually is as well as the importance of having a mind that is capable of maintaining awareness on the here and now and how Mindfulness and Meditation can help us achieve such a mind.

The Present Moment
07:10

In this lesson we will study what neuroplasticity actually is and how the brains ability to change its structure by incorporating new connections between synapses may be used to our advantage through Mindfulness Meditation.

Neuroplasticity
05:09

In this lesson we will learn about positivism and vulnerability, two very welcomed side effects of the mindfulness gap and how Mindfulness Meditation helps us open those tightly shut doors.

Positivity and Vulnerability
08:12

This practice is the core practice; you will learn how to meditate using only your breath as your anchor.  This means that you will be able to practice this meditation in almost any scenario.

Practice 5 Core Practice
05:22
+ Mindfulness in Action
4 lectures 17:58

The aim of this lesson is to provide you with practical Mindfulness exercises you can practice without the need of Meditation.   We will discuss what Mindfulness in action is and how it can be applied to our everyday life.

Creativity
04:31

The aim of this practice is to open you minds to the extremely broad realm of possibilities that we may be able to find in our lives to practice mindfulness without the need of meditation.  

Practice 6 Mindfulness in Action
03:55

In this lesson, considering the many distractions we face in our era, we will study how Mindfulness can be applied to modern day technology with all its modern gadgets and props. 

Mindfulness in the Cyber Era
04:29

In this practice we will learn how take a Mindful walk.

Practice 7 Walking Meditation
05:03
+ Wrap-Up
1 lecture 02:33

We wrap thing up with a couple of very important reminders and how to keep in touch with your instructor. 

Wrap-Up
02:33
+ BONUS: BODY SCAN MEDITATION
1 lecture 08:39

In this bonus lesson you will learn the popular body scan meditation technique.

BONUS PRACTICE: BODY SCAN MEDITATION
08:39