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ED505A Mindfulness is the first course in the MSc in Studies in Mindfulness. The course introduces the three elements of the Programme: mindfulness practice, the study of mindfulness (and associated concepts) and the relevance of mindfulness to a self-selected professional, work or voluntary context. An introduction to developing a sustained, formal mindfulness practice, based upon a unique approach, is encompassed within the course. Within the course there are two residential weekends of teaching, study and practice.
The course is assessed through the submission and assessment of a written assignment (6000-8000 words).
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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The course topics are the following:
- Introduction to Mindfulness: what it is, why practice it and its relevance to secular life and work contexts;
- Introduction to postgraduate study;
- Practicing Mindfulness:
(i) recognising the unsettled mind and practising being recollected and attending to the present moment;
(ii) practising mindful sitting, mindful movement, using mindfulness supports (visual object, sound, breath) and working with distraction;
(iii) working with and observer and undercurrent model of mindfulness practice and examining how changes can come about;
(iv) practising mindfulness in daily life situations;
- Critical Analysis of the Concept of Mindfulness: drawing upon research, relating this analysis to personal practice and experience and to a selected professional context.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: There will be 1 assignment of 6000-8000 words which will consist of two parts. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the assignment.
There are no assessments for this course.