Maintaining a Mindful Life

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas....
At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Discover techniques to help you maintain a mindful life

Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life.

Building upon the introductory Mindfulness for Wellbeing Peak Performance, this course will show you how to incorporate mindfulness principles in your own life to end unproductive behaviour, ensure your brain isn’t operating in ‘default mode’ and improve your overall wellbeing.

This course is for anyone looking to learn and apply mindfulness techniques. You don’t need any past experience but learners with some experience will appreciate additional material that explores other aspects of mindfulness.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is r...

Discover techniques to help you maintain a mindful life

Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life.

Building upon the introductory Mindfulness for Wellbeing Peak Performance, this course will show you how to incorporate mindfulness principles in your own life to end unproductive behaviour, ensure your brain isn’t operating in ‘default mode’ and improve your overall wellbeing.

This course is for anyone looking to learn and apply mindfulness techniques. You don’t need any past experience but learners with some experience will appreciate additional material that explores other aspects of mindfulness.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
discovering this course has been a positive experience I would recommend to anyone- Indeed I have been doing just that ! the course content, quality of feedback and contributions from mentors and discussions groups are excellent - I have been an online learner based in UK off and on during recent years and have found this course to be highest quality of all of them -thankyou
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3 years ago
Maintaining a Mindful Life was an excellent course. I plan to take it again when they offer it in June, for a bit of positive reinforcement. I especially liked the emphasis on compassion, including self-compassion, as well as the focus on bringing mindfulness into the day to day activities and decisions of our lives. Thank you.
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Moamen Aly

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
i have learn a lot from this course and it helped me to maintain an better concentration,mindfulness and cultivating a good attitude.also i would like to thank all of mentors and who participate in this great content
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Lesley Lee

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
I have nothing but praise for this course , it’s instructors and mentors I have really enjoyed this past 4 weeks and have recommended both this course and the original introductory course to friends and acquaintances.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Thank you! I enjoyed the course a lot and it helped me immensely in my everyday life - I feel relaxed and happy and I have to cultivate more self-compassion, which would never have occurred to me if I hadn't participated in this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
This is one of the best courses I've ever done - I can't recommend it highly enough. It really makes you stop and think about your life and how you live it. Thanks to everyone involved in putting this wonderful course together.
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Sue V

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
My second time. Enjoyed it very much. Picked up new things. Mentors regular input and feedback great. Please can we have more quizzes to see where we are. Will do it again. Thank you
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
Top quality course with excellent instructors this is one of the best courses I have taken with Futurelearn and I feel I am benefitting from it already
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Carmen Lucas

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
The course has been informative and interesting. The instructors , great. Helpful and inspiring. All in all , it has been a great idea for me. This is my second course with the four of you and It has been very helpful for me.
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Kateryna Yavorska

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
A great course! Positive approach, motivating, encouraging. For me, taking this course is already a kind of meditation. It already helps me become more aware of my sensations and emotions, which is important for relationships with others. I am going to continue my study of the subject with another FutureLearn course by the same instructors, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance.
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Abu Amare

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
All are polite. All know the subject matter. They give us almost all their experiences generously. All the tips given by mentors are so important .Transcript is helpful for me if I could access the video and audio.
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Athea Stevens

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Wonderful course, easy to follow. The instructors are excellent, helping us on our way with humour and stillness. Mindfulness is very much part of my life now, and I benefit from the added stillness and awareness. I've already signed on for the next course in March, updated this one for ongoing access; I also did the basic course twice.
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Tanya L

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Brilliant course! Easy pace, knowledgeable and inspiring presenters, excellent mentor support and commentary throughout. It's changed the way I work, the way I socialise, the way I am within my family and the way I relax.
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Sue Viljoen

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Expanding on a previous course and giving further tools to assist in our daily walk. We are all a work in progress and need to nurture not only ourselves but this wonderful world we live in. Tutors and mentors are great. I was not able to keep up to date due to work commitments. That looses something when not discussing daily with other students. I can recommend this course.
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A. Langston

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
A wonderfully life changing course headed by two inspiring lead educators , supportive mentors and an outstanding behind the scenes team. The format is easy going and uncomplicated with the content being as simple or as challenging as you want it to be. If anyone is seeking to find a gentle, informative, and instructive introduction to mindfulness away from the over-hyped up media frenzied version, then the Monash/FutureLearn courses will help you build up a strong core of meditations and practises laying the foundations of a life-long journey to mindfulness.
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Birgit Gaede

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
It was a great introduction to the topic and helped to take the first steps towards a more mindful life. It gets into various aspects of the topic and helped me to start a regular mindfulness practice. I do recommend the course for everyone.
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Catriona Kaasik

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
I had some really bad days in my life and I kept trying to do this and it helped me to keep going and be more mindful. I found it very useful for everyday life practice.
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Justin Turrentine

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
One of the greatest courses you'll ever take! possibly life changing. Simple and straight forward, it is something basic anyone can practice and benefit from, mindfulness is definitely one of tools in my arsenal I'll always keep close to me and I'll always use.
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Marie Rieuwers

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I can heartily recommend this course. The material is all relevant and presented in a clear, sensitive manner. The presenters and moderators are all experts in their field. They have the ability to present sometimes difficult concepts to learners with various levels of previous exposure to the subject. The care and attention of the moderators is outstanding and the level of participation of learners in the discussion is a huge plus. I know I'm not the only learner to describe this brilliant course as 'life changing'.
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Penny

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
The course is informative and encouraging, the Instuctors engaging and empathic, the provider had done a good job via talking heads videos. I found this and their introductory course very helpful, and inspiring, and have every intention of continuing to develop a mindfulness practice, and embedding mindfulness into the minutiae of my everyday life.
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Sophia Huckel

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This course is highly recommended. The course leaders are all amazing in their knowledge and experience in being mindful. I certainly have benefited from taking this course.
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Sue Uden

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
I have followed this course several times and can highly recommend it. Craig and Richard, the course leaders, and mentors Jen and Sherelle, together with the rest of the team at Monash give us an insight into the concept of mindfulness and its benefits, combined with a gentle introduction to guided meditations, showing just how valuable this can be to our mental and physical wellbeing. Although it doesn't happen overnight, I can honestly say that following the course and even doing the minimum it recommends has made a significant difference to my ability to stay calm and controlled and to be generally nicer to be around with family and friends :-) I have also been particularly impressed by the fact that the team constantly try to improve and modify each new run of the course according to comments and suggestions from previous courses. Brilliant.
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Paul Edmondson

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Content, instructors and providers were all excellent. Really worthwhile. Course follows logical and progressive format, leading to an introductory understanding of mindfulness and it's potential place in day to day life
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Barbara Hatzimichail

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
This is an outstanding MOOC - absolutely high class. Excellent facilitators, highly engaged and presenting live what they teach - mindfulness, compassion, loving kindness. The discussion forums were very useful. Extremely well presented contents in videos, readings and exercises. Planning to take the course again asap.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 5 months ago
This course is simply outstanding; inspiring, challenging, empowering. The facilitators are engaging and the topics covered are compelling. Of particular value is the Forum where students can share insights and experiences with each other and be guided by two outstanding Mentors. Absolutely first class throughout. Highly recommended.
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3 years, 5 months ago
Very good MOOC - it's the first one I've done. The Course facilitators were very good - knowledgeable but relaxed in their delivery. It was good to have separate pages for each stage of the course and to know where you were in progressing through each week. I've been able to start applying mindful approaches in my work which is excellent as that was the reason for doing the course. I would recommend it.
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Jackie Cain

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Excellent course covering both practical exercises, with example meditations, and the theory - including neuroscientific - behind the techniques. It's a good idea to do the introductory course, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance, first, particularly for someone who is new to meditation. The best delivered on-line course I've encountered - active mentors on the discussion boards and a weekly feedback video from the main educators. I've not used any other on-line provider so I am not sure how to rate FutureLearn - they've improved their discussion boards recently but they could be better.
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6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
Weighted toward building value for presumed superior activity. Evidence of effectiveness seemed meager. Mindfulness not adequately set in the context of ethics, goals or values here. Reliance on the premise, or maybe "wish" that things "naturally" occur over a period of being "mindful" moves one toward better ethics, goals, and values felt a little "pie in the sky". Primary course benefits revolve around suspending dysfunctional default mind states. I did not take the prior course as yet. Though it was not a prerequisite, this course refers often to "what you already learned." Certainly understandable, but a better short description could assist both those continuing as review, and clarity without the prior course for others. Apparently shortened from 6 week format to 4 weeks recently.
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