The core courses explore the history and practices of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation; traditional and contemporary medicine, as well as case and research-based practice.
Students are required to complete all 3 core courses as well as 5 electives in order to meet certificate requirements.
In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, learners will gain a practice-based overview of the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate (IMC). Learners will have an opportunity to explore the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation while experiencing various core practices in a virtual group setting. This innovative course combines online group learning with space and time for self-reflection between sessions. The course is a blend of asynchronous & synchronous, and includes webinars, small group work, readings and journaling
Mindfulness is much more than a recent trend; it is a way of being. The careful observation of thoughts, emotions, and sensations is part of a life-long journey to become more accepting, less judgmental, and kinder to oneself and others. Held mostly in silence, participants in this two-day core course will immerse themselves in the power and practice of being present through guided formal mindfulness meditation. Suggested pre-requisite: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (Core Course #1).
This experiential workshop explores ethics, attitudes and values associated with mindfulness practice. The current trend of practicing mindfulness-based interventions will be explored with an emphasis on awareness of one’s values, motivations, and assumptions around mindfulness. The course will integrate current research in neuroscience to explore the need for greater compassion for self and others, increasing our ability to make better judgments. An ethical framework for promoting mindful cultures in our families, communities and the workplace will be offered. The course will blend didactic instruction, self-reflection, and meditation activities.