The Beginners Guide to Mindfulness
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The Beginners Guide to Mindfulness

Learn Mindfulness Techniques to Help Break Habits, Reduce Anxiety & Improve Wellbeing - Mindfulness Equals Awareness
4.8 (8 ratings)
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4,130 students enrolled
Created by Laura Watson
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course students will have learnt the underlying principles of meditation.
  • Students will be able to lead their own personal mindfulness practice.
  • Students will have learnt how to breath more effectively
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Requirements
  • Students do not need to have any prior meditation experience to join this course
  • A keen desire to learn and create balance in their life will help them progress
Description

I have put together The Beginners Guide to Mindfulness as I would like the practice to be as accessible as possible to everyone.   I believe that learning the practice of mindfulness is one of the most valuable gifts you can offer yourself, as the benefits that can follow can transform everything in your life, including mind, body and relationships. 

I have been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years, and have been teaching it as a fully qualified yoga teacher for nearly a decade.  During this mindfulness course you will benefit from this wealth of experience, learning amongst other things that mindfulness is a practice that anyone can benefit from

This course will teach you jargon free, effective mindfulness practice that gives you a clear way to understand and learn from any other meditation paths you come across after further reading.  This course is a Beginners guide and offers a fantastic introduction to mindfulness, but bear in mind that this is just only just the start of your journey. If anybody suggests, that their course or school tells you everything you need to know, you may want to... well meditate on it. In the yoga world, we like to think that everybody is potentially your teacher, especially your students.

The time investment needed to see benefit from this course varies (and depends on the benefit sought), but many people notice positive changes after practising for only 90 minutes per week for 3-4 weeks.  This of course also needs to be maintained long term!

Mindfulness is probably one of most essential life skills you can learn.  I hope one day it will form part of school curriculums*, but Udemy is a great place to start, remember its never too late to learn!

Thank you for dropping by, I hope to welcome you to the course soon,

Here's to the start to a new & exciting journey...

Laura Watson

*I am honoured and delighted to have played a part in getting meditation (as part of an overall yoga practice) into the primary & secondary education system in Kent region in the UK.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those that what to create balance in their life
  • Those that have some physical yoga experience but have not developed their practice further
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
03:53:09
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What is mindfulness? Why do people practice it?
7 Lectures 22:03

What is mindfulness?
03:55


The benefits of mindfulness
03:22

The research & science behind mindfulness
06:23

Learn more
00:11

Check in
00:58
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Everyday mindfulness
10 Lectures 55:06
The importance of mindful exercise
04:14

Mindful exercise tips
07:35

The importance of mindful eating & drinking
03:08


The importance of mindfulness at work
06:37

Mindfulness at work tips
11:00

The importance of mindful relationships
03:44

Mindful relationship tips
06:56

Learn more
00:11

Check in
03:00
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Preparing for formal meditation practice
10 Lectures 27:25
Time investment
03:53

Food & drink
01:43

Refresh
01:59

Setting your Space
02:09

Posture
02:55

Expectations
02:10

Distractions
05:39

How do I know if meditation is working?
05:03

Learn more
00:11

Check in
01:43
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Awareness of the breath
5 Lectures 20:43
Why breathing is so important?
03:22

Learning to listen to your breath
04:22

Meditation: Awareness of breath
11:42

Learn more
00:11

Check in
01:06
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Awareness of the body
5 Lectures 26:57
Awareness of the body
04:06

What is a body scan?
04:27

Meditation: Awareness of body
17:09

Learn more
00:11

Check in
01:04
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Awareness of walking
4 Lectures 29:15
Why walking meditations matter
03:53

Meditation: Awareness of walking
24:08

Learn more
00:10

Check in
01:03
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Review of course & next steps
5 Lectures 51:43
Review of Course & Next Steps
03:02

Extended meditation: Awareness of breath
20:01

Extended meditation: Awareness of body
27:17

Check in
00:56

Additional resources
00:26
About the Instructor
Laura Watson
4.7 Average rating
47 Reviews
7,747 Students
4 Courses
Yoga Teacher, Adventurer, Family Woman

Laura has practiced yoga & meditation for over 15 years and has taught it as a fully qualified professional for nearly a decade.  When she is not teaching clients on Skype she is traveling around the world with her family seeing friends, relatives and supporting charities / NGOs.

Whilst she recognises the roots of where Yoga comes from (Pre-Vedic Hinduism), Laura does not feel that yogic practice always has to aim for enlightenment.  As a teacher she works with her students supporting each of them on their own personal journey.  Be that to recover from an operation, or to become more patient with their partner.