In recent years, Mindfulness has had a ubiquitous presence in the worlds of behavior change, health, and wellness. Originating from Buddhism, Mindfulness is often equated with relaxation practices, which is misleading and potentially harmful for beginning practitioners. "Mindfulness Based Clinical Work" is a course designed to introduce students to the concept and practice of mindfulness (both what it is and what it isn't) and the evidence behind its use in clinical settings. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of how Mindfulness can be utilized in both group and individual therapy and most importantly how to establish a mindfulness practice of their own.
Through taking this course, students will be able to:
• Identify what mindfulness is and what it isn't
• Learn about the clinical applications of mindfulness in both group and individual therapy settings
• Begin practicing mindfulness in both their personal and professional lives