Mindful Practice

32 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Learn how to better manage the stresses of daily life, improve your overall health and become closer to the person you've always wanted to be.

Students will:
  • How to use breathwork as a tool to control your reactions to life’s challenges
  • How to let go of thoughts and emotions that don't serve you
  • How to develop mindful relationships with yourself and others
  • Techniques to tap into your own intuition and self-reflection through daily mindful practices
  • Meditation to improve both your mental and physical health

Course Outline:

Module 1:
Lesson 1: Bring Your Whole Being            

Mindfulness teaches us how to deal with life’s challenges in a calmer manner. It is not the answer to all of life’s problems but rather it allows us to see our problems more clearly, be in touch with our body and be able to respond in a discerning way rather than reacting with high emotion. It is a particular way of paying attention and looking deeply into oneself. It teaches us how to let go of thoughts and emotions that don't serve us. This lesson will focus on understanding the concept of mindfulness, help you recognize the importance of self-reflection and introduce you to two mindfulness practices.

Lesson 2: Cultivating the Attitude (of Gratitude)

In lesson two we will be delving into how we can start to further our ability to pay attention in the present and cultivate the grounding attitude with four simple steps and looking at gratitude. We will share the words of wisdom of our favorite mindfulness guru's and take you through a guided meditation.

Lesson 3: The Foundations of Mindfulness 1        

Lesson 3 is our first lesson on mindfulness foundations. As it has developed over the years, mindfulness in western culture has adapted in this modern information age and globalized culture, taking on various methods, meanings, and perceptions. While the ancient ways are still recognized, many shy from this and therefore move towards a more secular approach of becoming immersed in physical experiences (like breath work). In this progression we are starting to see the emergence of pragmatic and contemporary application of mindful practice and a much more holistic view. Sometimes the journey starts with the big pictures and sometimes it develops in its layers and complexity along the way.

Lesson 4: The Foundations of Mindfulness 2        

Continuing with our foundations lesson we understand that while the benefits are increasingly noted, mindfulness as a practice is often avoided or rejected. This may be in part to our modern-day culture of instant gratification or because of poor teaching and attached cultural stigma. As children, most of us are taught how to remember information and store knowledge in school, however, not all of us are taught how to strengthen our mind with the result of managing our thinking.

Lesson 5: Myth Busting and Mindful Practice Tools           

One of the myths associated with mindful practice, is that while it is often said to be remarkably simple, it’s not necessarily easy. The work is to commit and to just keep doing it. All of us have the capacity to be mindful. As you develop, the practice will come to you naturally and you will reap the benefits. This lesson covers this myth, as well as many others to help you feel at ease with your mindfulness journey.

Lesson 6: Connectedness: Mind and Body            

The aim of mindfulness is not quieting the mind or attempting to achieve a state of eternal calm. The goal is simple: We're aiming to pay attention to the present moment, without judgment. Easier said than done, we know. Connecting the mind and body is a skill that is not easy to learn, but an important one to make.

Lesson 7: Addressing Stress and Health 

This lesson focuses on the concepts that being mindful and practicing meditation has the ability to improve our cognitive function and in particular our ability to focus and solve problems, it enhances mental resilience and can even bring about pathological changes in the brain and lessen physical pain/ improve overall health.

Lesson 8: Everyday Mindfulness: The Power of Being Present     

Mindfulness helps us put some space between ourselves and our reactions, breaking down our conditioned responses. It cultivates attitudes and behaviors that encourage life satisfaction as we learn to be more present in the moment, and more flexible and resilient. This lesson is focused of the teachings of everyday mindfulness and how you can master the power of being present in your everyday life.

Module 2:
Lesson 1: Meditation In Motion

In the first lesson of module 2 we explore the factors of present moment awareness. You will learn about developing self compassion as a way to tame the inner critic and grow in love and we will discuss the key to just being. We will end of by learning a mindful practice tool: a meditation to tame your inner critic and develop self compassion.

Lesson 2: Waking Up From Autopilot      

We will explore the concept of autopilot, the pros and cons of living in this way. In this lesson, we also start to dive a bit deeper and discuss the idea of conscious manifestation. We learn to identify how to live our life to the fullest and together go through a coaching exercise to challenge and address our own autopilot mode and how to begin to manage our own obstacles to living life to the full.

Lesson 3: Meditation in Motion / Life Balance     

The concept or term ‘meditation in motion’ generally refers to a way of practicing being present by being in our body, wherever it is and whatever it is doing. When we are exactly where our body is, we are in the present moment. The body isn't in the past or future, it’s not conceptual or imagined; it’s part of nature and contains all of nature’s elements. The body is our house; and how we live in it and where we occupy it are uniquely ours. It houses our awareness, is shaped by our stories, thoughts, and emotions, and holds our memories within its tissues. The body is a vehicle for our practice of waking up and being with what is.

Lesson 4: Emotional Intelligence              

In this lesson, we unpack the  concept of emotional intelligence and the role it has in heart coherence. We will learn tips to improve or own emotional intelligence (EI) and recognize what it is we need to truly thrive in life. We also get to complete; an exercise on heart coherence and well being.

Lesson 5: Barriers: Learning to Turn Towards Difficulty   

In this lesson, we will unpack the concept of; fear and what it can teach us. We will explore what our own internal barriers maybe as well as the social and cultural ones that influence us; and we learn how to lean into difficulty in a mindful way.

Lesson 6: Relating to the Past: Your Life Story     

As we continue in our journey of learning about how to lean into discomfort and overcome barriers, it's important to recognize what may be holding us back from our past. In this lesson we gently explore the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world as a way to recognizing where we can support ourselves.

Lesson 7: Loving Kindness (The Ripple Effect)     

Knowing what we do about heart coherence, we journey into the concept of loving kindness. We look at what this means for us and the world at large. And we truly begin to fathom the part we play in healing ourselves with the knock on effect in those around us and even further out.

Lesson 8: Building your Community        

In this final lesson of Module 2 we begin to look out and around us to seek out where we can build our own community of mindfulness and how we can move forward in our journey.

Module 3:
Lesson 1: Consciousness: From Science to Quantum Physics         

Explore traditional science versus modern science: Understand the basic theory behind quantum physics and evolution. Recognize what beliefs about science and spirituality exist and what we believe; Learn a practice tool - self-reflective exercise on personal ideas and beliefs.

Lesson 2: Consciousness Discovered       

Reflect on our understanding of the nature of reality. Further explore the concept of consciousness; Discover the 7 levels of consciousness. Learn 5 steps to enhancing consciousness.

Lesson 3: Developing Awareness of Self - The Art of Looking Within          

From a big picture view, we whittle back down to our own self and our place in the universe. From this unique perspective, we relook at ourselves as consciousness and factors of our inner growth.

Lesson 4: Self Regulation: Your True Identity       

In building a personal mindful practice, it's important to return to the idea of self regulation, an important factor in high emotional intelligence. We learn what it is means and how to action it in our own lives.

Lesson 5: Identifying Limiting Beliefs and Internal Programming 

As in the last module where we broadly looked into our life's story, we now begin to chip further into our layers of beliefs and cultural conditioning. We follow this gentle but probing process as a way to peel some of the layers back and become more authentically 'the deeper I'.

Lesson 6: Your Body's Wisdom - The Internal Locus of Control     

In this lesson, we draw in all the ideas we have developed in the previous two models around the mind-body link and the body's intelligence. We begin to let the idea settle more deeply and find ways of trusting our body's signals.

Lesson 7: Your Body's Wisdom - Intuition             

Intuition is a vast and significant subject in our mindful practice journey. Here we begin to recognize where we are using our intuition to our benefit and where we may need to get more in touch with it.

Lesson 8: Developing Awareness of Others - Nurturing Mindful Relationships       

And to end off this module, just as we explored the knock on effects of our own journeys on others, we need to recognize the two-way street of relationships in our lives. What would a mindful relationship constitute and how do we build it?

Module 4:
Lesson 1: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment- Part 1         

As you begin your final module as a proficient mindful practitioner in your life, we work our way through the first few of the seven factors of enlightenment.

Lesson 2: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment- Part 2         

In this lesson, we complete these seven factors; and then get to consider what enlightenment means to us in our own life experiences.

Lesson 3: Passion, Purpose and Personal Power    

Drawing on all we have learnt thus far and all of the growth we have experienced in this diploma, we begin to take stock of what ignites our passion and purpose. We will hopefully be able to leave this lesson being aware of our own personal power.

Lesson 4: Mindfulness in your personal life              

In this lesson, we explore the idea of how mindfulness is being applied in our personal lives at this present moment. We explore the big picture of who we are in our true essence and what important core values may be significant at our core. We raise the idea that we are all change agents and immerse ourselves in a meditation to activate our personal power energetically.

Lesson 5: Applying Mindfulness in Your Professional Life   

We expand on this by recognizing how mindful practice can positively influence our professional lives. In this lesson we return to the topics of passion and motivation with specific reference to work. We also identify ways that we can become more mindful in the workplace.

Lesson 6: Future Vision    

As we take stock of these positive ripple effects, we begin to look forwards and where to from here in the mindful journey.

Lesson 7: Cultivating Joy  

We return to one of the best topics: joy! and we get to have fun learning the eight pillars to joy, as a way to bring it into our daily lives.

Lesson 8: Cultivating Inner Peace 

It's time to talk about a subject that is forever being explored and pondered - peace. We end off our time in this course recognizing where we have cultivated peace within ourselves and how we continue to move forward in this life with peace in our reach.

All necessary course materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
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  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

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