(8 contact hours) In the Certificate in Mindfulness, you'll learn about mindfulness and meditation, mindfulness and happiness, mindful eating, mindful movement (walking, yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong), and mindful relationships.
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present moment. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Today, more and more healthcare practitioners are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their treatments and teaching others in all backgrounds about this valuable practice.
In this online course, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life. You'll also lay the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching. Harnessing the power of mindfulness, business leaders have found that, in the long run, this practice offers long-term health changes that result in fewer chronic illnesses, which reduces demand on the health care system and results in fewer health-related costs in business. (8 contact hours)
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Java. Click here to download Java.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Lay the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching with a deep understanding of the practice of mindfulness. This course will provide in depth knowledge of mindfulness and meditation, mindfulness and happiness, mindful eating, mindful movement, and mindful relationships.
Learn to describe mindfulness meditation, including the health benefits of mindfulness meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and the techniques and practices for mindfulness meditation.
Mindfulness and Happiness
Mindful happiness is not found in external things but within oneself. Learn the multiple health benefits of practicing mindful happiness, explain how happiness is measured, and provide suggestions for engaging in activities that increase health and happiness.
Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention and encompasses the entire process of eating and is a healthy and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. Learn the concept of mindful eating and its importance in health.
Walking, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong: Mindful movement is an effective way to reduce stress but there are many other health benefits, including increased mental and physical well-being. The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the mental and physical health benefits of specific types of mindful movement, including walking, yoga, tai chi, and qigong.
Mindful relationships involve being present and paying attention to your relationship with yourself and within yourself. The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe characteristics of mindful relationships and how to develop more mindful relationships.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.