The purpose of this course is to acquaint mental health professionals with mindfulness as it is conceptualised and practiced in Western contexts, and to identify the chief therapeutic uses that it has so far been put to.
About this course
Mindfulness, a form of self-awareness training adapted from Buddhist meditation practices, has been described as a state of being in the present and accepting things for what they are. Increasingly, it is being used - and being shown to be effective - in a burgeoning array of therapeutic contexts. The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with mindfulness as it is conceptualised and practiced in Western contexts, and to identify the chief therapeutic uses that it has so far been put to. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to: Define mindfulness and state at least eight benefits of practicing it; Discuss the efficacy of mindfulness for two clinical interventions based on mindfulness training and three interventions which incorporate mindfulness training; Lead clients and others through at least five techniques to enhance mindful awareness; Name at least four reasons why mindfulness coaches or instructors (including therapists) need to have their own established practice before guiding others in it; List at least eight challenges commonly encountered by mindfulness practitioners.
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