Mindfulness Practices for Mental Health Professionals
This course covers the history of mindfulness practices, its evolution from a religious practice to a mental health intervention, contraindications, and programs such as MBSR, ACT and DBT that incorporate mindfulness practices.
Mindfulness as a Complementary and Integrative Medicine
This course focuses on the research support for meditation and mindfulness as forms of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and its changing patterns of usage.
The Origins of Mindfulness Research: Herbert Benson
Herbert Benson, MD's pioneering research on the relaxation response helped established the efficacy of meditation for healthcare. Research and theory on the Relaxation Response is introduced in this online course.
Neurological Research on Meditation
This courses provides an overview of the recent neurological research on meditation, its relationship to spirituality as well as reviewing neurochemical, neuroelectrical, and neuroimaging research.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This course describes the theory and research behind Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Mindfulness Related Psychological Problems, Misuses, and Contraindications
While meditation practice is generally safe and has beneficial results, it can catalyze challenging psychological problems. This course explores these considerations in using meditation in clinical practice.