Mindfulness Foundations (07P:027)
Just This Moment or the Rest of Your Life
Mindfulness, an innate quality of present-moment, non-judging attention, strengthened through the practice of mindfulness meditation, supports us in engaging skillfully with life. This course provides personal experiences with mindfulness practices, taught in a secular, non-religious way, using your self as a laboratory to
investigate their relevance for daily living and working. This process includes the cultivation of inquiry, attention, reflection, awareness of internal
emotional, cognitive and physical experiences and attitudes associated with mindfulness.
These attitudes support openness to change, clarity of intention, acceptance and wise, compassionate action. This personal understanding will be applied to the broader concepts, theories, and research on mindfulness related to academic skills, the neuroscience of self-regulation of emotional reactivity; stress resilience; interpersonal skills, health, and well-being. Students will have opportunity to apply their learning to individual interest areas including education, psychology/counseling, human relations, healthcare, etc.
This course is being offered to University of Iowa undergraduates in collaboration with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Mindfulness-Based
Programs, the College of Education, and UI Saturday and Evening Programs for three hours of academic credit. Register on ISIS.