Practical Mindfulness - Mindfulness and mindful meditation
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Practical Mindfulness - Mindfulness and mindful meditation

Master the art of mindfulness and mindful meditation
4.4 (58 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.
471 students enrolled
Created by Greg de Vries
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Practice formal mindful meditation to improve your health and wellbeing
  • Incorporate informal mindfulness throughout the day and make it a part of your daily routine
  • Reduce (and eventually eliminate) the effects of stress from your life
  • Clear and calm your mind
  • Experience freedom from emotional turmoil, anxiety and depression
  • Sleep better
  • Eliminate the excuses and procrastination for starting a mindful meditation practice
  • Find happiness from its true source (from within)
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  • Set aside a small amount of time to practice each day (as little as 5 minutes a day)
  • A desire to improve and enhance your life

With Practical Mindfulness you will learn mindfulness tools to overcome limiting thoughts and behavior patterns and to live healthier, happier, and a more productive life.

Practical Mindfulness will assist you in:

  • Eliminate the effects of stress from your life for good
  • Clear and calm your mind
  • Experience freedom from emotional turmoil, anxiety and depression
  • Sleep better, wake up feeling refreshed
  • Feel more joy and happiness in your life


For over 5000 years the greatest minds in history have understood the benefits of mindfulness and mindful meditation. Mindfulness enables you to connect with your inner-self where energy, creativity and inner wellness are your natural state of being. Learn about mindfulness and how to integrate this powerful practice into your daily routine.

Greg de Vries, The Meditation Coach, has taught thousands of people to meditate over the last 15 years. Don't think that mindfulness is some complex process of clearing your mind - everything is explained and broken down so that anyone can learn mindfulness.

This course will teach you how to do the most popular type of formal and informal mindfulness including seated mindful meditation practices and informal mindful practices such as walking, eating, speaking and more. Everything is laid out for you - all you need is an open mind and a little time to dedicate to your new wellness practice.

Guided meditation and mindfulness audios are included for you to use anytime day or night.

It's time to take control of your future. What would life be like with enhanced health and confidence, better sleep, enhanced focus, concentration and memory? Its time to find out!

Enroll in Practical Mindfulness today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who struggles with the stress, anxiety and depression that plagues our western culture
  • Anyone who is interested in self growth and becoming a better and more insightful person
  • Anyone who is on a spiritual path and wishes to enhance their connection to spirit or God
  • Those who are curious about what makes YOU tick and how your mind works
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Getting started with Practical Mindfulness
4 Lectures 14:04

Welcome to the course! This video will introduce you to the benefits of practicing both formal and informal mindfulness

Preview 05:21

I began meditating nearly two decades ago and my life was forever changed. Hear some of the specific details about the health issues that meditation resolved for me personally.

Preview 05:58

This video will detail what exactly you should do right now to get the most out of this course

Preview 02:25

Exercise to see if you are ready to get engaged!

[Exercise] Get engaged!
What exactly is mindfulness?
8 Lectures 33:40

Mindfulness isn’t meant to be confusing, but it can be. We will clearly define what is it and how to do it.

Preview 03:53

See if you understand the basic definition of mindfulness

What is mindfulness?
1 question

It’s time to get clear on what is different about mindfulness versus the meditation you practice in yoga class

Yoga meditation versus mindful meditation

Let's make sure we understand the difference between yoga meditation and mindful meditation

Yoga versus mindful meditation
2 questions

Discussion on the two type of mindfulness

Formal mindfulness versus informal mindfulness

Formal versus informal mindfulness
1 question

The chronic symptoms of NOT practicing mindfulness

Escaping mindlessness

Let's get a discussion going!

[Exercise] Mindlessness

How to use triggers to remember to practice your mindfulness throughout the day.

Using mindful triggers

What does it mean to awaken in the Zen tradition?

Zen 101 - Path to awakening

Overcoming the non-stop repetitive thoughts that plague our minds

ANTS! Ants are everywhere.

Here we will see if you understand the meaning of ANTS

ANTS! What did we learn?
1 question
Practicing formal mindfulness
9 Lectures 01:16:34

Let's get ready for our formal seated mindful meditation practice. Here are some suggestions...

Preparing for your seated mindful meditation practice

Let's review some items that are helpful as you prepare to sit...

Preparing for formal mindful meditation
1 question

Guided breath awareness meditation

15 minute mindful awareness meditation

Guided body scan meditation

18 minute Body Scan meditation

Guided choiceless awareness meditation

15 min choice-less awareness meditation (no music)

Choice-less awareness guided meditation with music.

15 min choice-less awareness meditation (with music)

Written instructions for practicing formal mindful meditation

[Exercise] Seated mindful meditation instructions
1 page

Learn best practices to enjoy and benefit from mindfulness

Tips for formal mindful meditation

Understanding the concept of NOT being critical or judgmental during mindfulness

Be a witness

Be a witness, not a judge. A great synopsis of mindfulness.

Be a Witness (PDF)
1 page
Practicing informal mindfulness
9 Lectures 56:51

Prepare for your informal mindfulness practice

Preparing for informal mindfulness

Informal mindfulness tips
1 question

How to eat mindfully

Mindful eating meditation

This video is a short introduction to mindful walking

Introduction to mindful walking

Let’s take a mindful walk

Mindful walking meditation

Let's see what we learned about walking meditation

Walking meditation
1 question

Wrtitten instructions for walking meditation.

Written instructions for walking meditation
2 pages

Speaking and listening mindfully

Mindful communication

Practice this mindful speech exercise.

[Exercise] Mindful speech
1 page

Practice this mindful listening exercise.

[Exercise] Mindful listening
1 page

How to be mindful even while in traffic!

Driving meditation
Conclusion - Putting it all together
2 Lectures 04:50

Congratulations on completing Practical Mindfulness

Congratulations and conclusion

An exercise to finish up Practical Mindfulness

[Exercise] Wrapping up
About the Instructor
Greg de Vries
4.4 Average rating
153 Reviews
1,246 Students
3 Courses
The Meditation Coach, Author, Speaker, Meditation Instructor

Greg began meditating over 18 years ago to relieve stress and combat negative health issues. His inner journey led him on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. He soon discovered his passion of sharing his story and his love of meditation with others. Greg is an author and public speaker on wellness and is known around the globe as the "Meditation Coach".

He is a certified meditation instructor as well as a clinical hypnotist and has taught meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction workshops for Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, Google, VISA, Yahoo! and many others. He has taught thousands to meditate successfully through his simple and practical classes, workshops and guided meditations.