This is Mindfulness Meditation

How I Learned to Practice Mindfulness, and You Can, too
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2016 English

Course Description

Referred to as  The #1 Health-Booster in 2015 by Parade Magazine, meditation is making its presence known to even the most skeptical. Scientists, politicians, celebrities, and children, anyone with a consistent practice, are marveling at the benefits resulting from meditation. People now realize that this practice can be done without crossing any religious boundaries. 

Meditation is not for the stereotypical hippie, but is totally appropriate and worthwhile for the mainstream.
It is a simple strategy that helps you learn to live in the moment. Over 30 years ago Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn brought mindfulness meditation to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since then, hospitals, corporations, the military, and the sports’ world have seen the benefits. Research shows that meditation improves focus and attention, cognitive flexibility, memory, and concentration. At the same time, there are decreases in anxiety and stress, even for individuals who have established patterns of recurring depression. It also helps develop greater empathy for self and others, and opens the doors to positively impact the growing numbers of people who feel alone, apart, and unimportant in their worlds.

The implications for how this can improve the realities of people in diverse areas are limitless: teachers, students, and parents; those living from paycheck to paycheck; those overwhelmed by what they feel is essential to their success. Does meditation take any of those issues away? Not at all. It just allows one to live in the now, rather than imagining extra situations or conversations to worry about.

In this class, participants will learn about the more recent history of what we call mindfulness meditation, the scientifically proven changes, and the practices of mindful listening and breathing, as well as basic brain science. All together, this course will enable you to start a practice that will change your life.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge or experience necessry

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know about the history of mindful meditation as a secular practice
  • Understand basic brain science as it applies to your overall health and well-being
  • Learn how to practice mindful listening, mindful breathing, and a body scan earn about the history of mindfulness meditation

What is the target audience?

  • People who want to decrease stress and anxiety
  • People who want to improve focus and attention
  • People who want to improve relationships with others
  • People who want to increase empathy for self and others
  • People who want to improve sleep patterns
  • People who want to stop their brains from continually "yapping" at them
  • This class is NOT intended to replace individual therapy

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Starting the Mindfulness Journey
03:51
No matter the socio-economic status, the job, the family, or the academic degrees earned, sometimes life feels overwhelming! And that's a great time to bring mindfulness into your life.

Learn why I started my journey here.

Section 2: Why learning mindfulness is important
02:44

Mindfulness, when practiced consistently, has scientifically proven benefits that will make positive changes in your life. Learn about the changes that will enhance your life. 

Section 3: The Start of Mindfulness Meditation as We Know it Today
02:18

Students will learn about how and why Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's started the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, and how that transitioned into mindfulness.

03:21

Students will learn what mindfulness is and the scientifically proven impact of the practice.

Section 4: Mindful Listening
05:29

Students will learn how to position themselves when practicing mindful listening and where to place their focus.

02:41

The lesson on mindful listening continues. This is just one way of training the brain to increase focus and attention, and decrease a "yapping" mind.

06:50

Students will practice five minutes of mindful listening along with the instructor. They will learn about an app that is free, easy to use, and helpful when starting your practice.

03:41

Students will be guided on how to evaluate their mindful listening experience.For many students, they may wish to practice mindful listening before moving on in the course; this is a personal decision and up to each participant.

11:20

Students will be guided on how to evaluate their mindful listening experience.For many students, they may wish to practice mindful listening before moving on in the course; this is a personal decision and up to each participant.

8.2-10 Minutes of Guided Mindful Listening
12:03
8.3-10 Minutes of Guided Mindful Listening
14:50
01:07

Students will be asked to rate this class before moving forward. Rating a class helps the instructor learn the necessary changes that should be made, as well as learning what can be done to offer additional assistance to individual participants.

Section 5: Pillars of Mindfulness
05:39

Students will learn the 7 attitudes that will help them further their mindfulness practice. Before moving forward with the class, please be reminded that, regardless of the nature of instruction, it is up to each individual to make the practice thane own and to add a level of consistency. Consistency is what will bring you the greatest results.

Section 6: Mindful Breathing
How to practice mindful breathing
03:35
Practice 5 minutes of mindful breathing
06:42
Treating Ourselves with Kindness
02:11
Counting and Using Anchor Words
06:32
14.1-10 Minutes of Guided Mindful Breathing
13:32
14.2-10 Minutes of Guided Mindful Breathing
12:32
14.3-15 Minutes of Guided Mindful Breathing
17:30
Section 7: Basic Brain Science
The Prefrontal Cortex, Hippocampus, and Amygdala...Oh, MY!!
Preview
06:09
Section 8: Generosity of Self
Best Day Ever Club
Preview
16:34
Section 9: Impact of Thoughts and Emotions
Students will review impact of thoughts and emotions on themselves.
05:46
Section 10: Mindful Eating
Students will be let through a mindful eating session.
13:39
Section 11: Body Scan
Students will led through a body scan practice.
10:22
Section 12: Lovingkindness Meditation
Practicing loving kindness meditations
19:33
Section 13: Conclusion
A review of the lessons learned through this class.
02:55

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Instructor Biography

Dr Susie Wolbe, former principal, teacher, tutor, author, Udemy instructor

Dr. Susie Wolbe was a classroom teacher in both public and private schools before serving as K-8 principal in a private school for fourteen years. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Elementary Education, holds an Ed.D. in Educational Supervision with a Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, and is certified as a Mindful Schools instructor. She currently works with adults and children in both group and individual settings and is a continuing education provider for the state of Texas (CPE# 902209).

Dr. Wolbe has used mindfulness strategies to learn how to manage life’s sometimes-overwhelming demands. She is now committed to helping other people do the same, especially as it applies to students, educators, and parents. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Wolbe has manufactured children’s clothing and holds a real estate broker’s license. She and her husband have five children and seven grandchildren.

D. Wolbe is the author of The Empowered Teacher: Proven Tips for Classroom Success and PROTECT  PROJECT  EMPOWER.

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