This course explores what mindfulness is (and isn’t) through direct experience and discussion. We will investigate different aspects of mindfulness and its implications for your life. The course is held live via Zoom over 4 weeks for 1.5 hours per week or as a one day intensive for 7 hours. Learn more about the Introduction to Mindfulness course.
By the end of the class, you will be able to:
- Define what mindfulness is –and isn’t
- Discuss at least two of the benefits supported by scientific evidence that you are interested in
- Articulate if you have seen any changes in yourself or your life with the practice
- Give yourself basic meditation instructions so you can practice on your own
- Identify the challenges you sometimes face when meditating and strategies to address them
- Identify at least two practices that you will do in daily life
And we hope that you will set an intention to practice at least 10 minutes a day!
Sliding Scale Pricing
The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.
The suggested registration fee for this program is $125. We also offer a scholarship rate of $99 and a supporter rate of $149 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.
We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will arrange for you to participate in the program at a reduced fee or at no cost.
To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (email@example.com, 612-625-8164).
Continuing Education Units
This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 6 continuing education units (CEP # 100057). If you would like to attend this course for NBHWC continuing education units, please add this option onto your registration (Cost: $25).
If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course or event meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CEUs. NBHWC CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please review the refund policy prior to registering. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, registrants should reach out to the Bakken Center's community relations office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-625-8164).
As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:
Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.
Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether during the weekly sessions at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.
Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.