Mindfulness is a well-researched, secular and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety and depression, and promoting well-being and flourishing. This practical course has been designed specifically with the needs of students in mind. Skills for supporting top performance and good mental health will be taught in eight weekly classes.
What will I learn?
You will learn to cultivate mindfulness on two levels: First and foremost are the core mindfulness meditation practices. You will be taught a series of simple daily meditations that can be done almost anywhere. Some are as short as 3 minutes, while others may take 15 minutes. Second, mindfulness encourages you to break some of the unconscious habits of thinking and behaving that stop you living your life to the full. Many judgmental and self-critical thoughts arise out of habitual ways of thinking and acting. By breaking with unhelpful daily routines you’ll progressively dissolve some of these negative thinking patterns and become more mindful and aware.
You can read more about how a provision of mindfulness training could be an effective component of a wider student mental health strategy in this recent research.
Please note that we currently only offer student courses tailored to students at the University of Oxford. If your educational establishment is interested in holding mindfulness courses in partnership with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, please get in touch here.
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