- Price: The cost is $125 USD
- Course Duration: 6 Weeks
- Location: Online
- Content Availability: New content is provided weekly.
- Suggested Allocated Time: 2 to 4 hours per week
- Mental Health Professional CEU Availability: Yes, additional $30.
- Educator CEU Availability: Yes
In this article, learn more about:
- Professional credits and CEUs
- Weekly time commitment
- When can I access the course?
- Course syllabus
- Course work
- Taking MF and MEE together
- Financial Assistance
How can I receive profession credits for this course?
Mental Health Professionals can receive CEUs for an additional $30, paid after you complete the course. Educator graduate level credits are available as well. Just check the box on your registration form as you check out and we'll send you more information. For more information, see our article on professional credits.
How much time will I need to devote to the course each week?
For most participants, our MF course takes between 2 to 4 hours per week.
When can I access the course material?
You can login and access the course any time, according to your own schedule. We release new content each week. This means that you won't be able to access week two of your course unless you've completed week one AND one week has passed since the course began.
Is the course self-paced? Can I go through it on own my schedule?
You're not required to be online at any specific time, and can work through the course at your own pace. That said, we highly recommend you keep up with the course from one week to the next to ensure you can interact with classmates while learning the new material.
What does this course cover? What will I learn?
You'll learn the basics of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness Fundamentals covers:
Week I. Mindfulness of Breath
A. Exploring the motivation for mindfulness practice
B. Introduction to Mindfulness: Definition
C. Practice: Mindfulness of Breath
D. Mindfulness, Self-regulation and the Pre-frontal Cortex
Week II. Mindfulness of Body
A. Importance of Feeling the Body (The Embodied Nervous System)
B. Practices: Body Scan; Mindful Walking
C. Daily Mindfulness of the Body
D. Mindfulness as an Exploration of Being Human
Week III. Mindfulness of Emotions
A. Emotions, Neurobiology and Thoughts
B. Practice: Feeling Emotions in the Body
C. Working with Emotional Intensity
D. Mindfulness and Self-Regulation
Week IV. Development of the Heart
A. Cultivating Gratitude and Kindness
B. Practice: Heartfulness
C. Self-Compassion and the Inner Critic
Week V. Interpersonal Mindfulness
A. Bringing Mindfulness to Interactions
B. Mindfulness and Communication
C. Our Habits of Separation
D. Empathy and the Brain
Week VI. Everyday Mindfulness
A. Training the Mind to be more Mindful
B. Weaving Mindfulness into Life
C. Mindful Eating
D. Maintaining a Daily Practice
E. The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice
What does the coursework entail?
Our courses include a combination of video lectures, reading, and weekly assignments. The assignments include the following components:
- Reading: Weekly lessons and insights from your Guiding Teacher
- Listening: 3 to 5 guided practice per week, ranging between 2 to 20 minutes
- Lectures: Two to for video lectures per week, 30-45 minutes in total
- Writing: Roughly one to two short paragraphs per week
- Practice: You will be guided during the course to work towards 20 minutes of daily seated mindfulness practice.
Can I take this course and MEE at the same time, or overlap my enrollment?
If you're new to mindfulness, we don't allow participants to overlap their enrollment in our MF and MEE courses. This is so that you can establish your personal practice before learning how to teach the concepts to others. If you meet the prerequisites for the MEE course (and are still taking MF), you may overlap the start of an MEE course with week 5 or week 6 of your MF course. To learn more about the MEE Prerequisites, please see this article.
Does this course have a webinar?
No. MF does not include a webinar. All of our advanced courses include an optional live webinar with one of our Program Staff or the Guiding Teacher, mid-way through the course.
Mindfulness is such a valuable tool that we’re committed to making our courses accessible to everyone working in school communities. We offer financial assistance to those who need it. Learn more here.
Click here to Register for Mindfulness Fundamentals