Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
|Term||Special Spring Session 2020|
With the coronavirus disrupting daily life for nearly everyone in the world, and with the closure of schools everywhere, children are experiencing stressors that they have rarely had to face, if ever. This stress can impact their well-being in a variety of ways. While it is impossible for children to avoid stress altogether, there are ways for them to help overcome it—or at least alleviate it.
This course is for students who want to learn how to control their focus and develop sustainable mental clarity. Students will learn valuable life skills by studying and practicing techniques rooted in mindfulness-based stress reduction. The course will center on building focus and awareness through controlled breathing, concentration exercises, and class discussions. Students will leave the course with several techniques they can use to redirect themselves during times of work, stress, boredom, or emotional reactivity.
Live Classes: Students will meet on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time from March 24th to May 19th.
Assignments: Vary by class
Student Support: The instructor is available via email.
Materials/Supplies: Students will be required to keep an online journal. All required readings will be available for download or posted on the internet.