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Approx. 10 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Discuss the benefits of mindfulness as supported by research evidence, including potential impact on pain management, sleep issues, and anxiety.

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    List contraindications, discuss how you would identify when they are present, and identify possible modifications to your recommendations.

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    Identify programs and resources—both local in-person and online where you might refer patients.

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    Discuss the benefits of mindfulness for you professionally, including reduced stress, enhanced focus, and emotional regulation.

Skills you will gain

wellbeingimproved symptom managementwhole-person careMindfulnessintegrative medicine

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

No background needed for this course.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2 hours a week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What Is Mindfulness?

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11 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
What Is Mindfulness--and What Isn't It?7m
Ways to Practice5m
Mindfulness in Daily Life5m
Try These Daily Life Practices3m
Why Meditate?2m
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation5m
Guided Meditation - 5-Minute Awareness of Breath5m
What is the State of the Evidence?3m
How Mindfulness Works2m
Benefits of Mindfulness2m
3 readings
Handout on Daily Life Practices10m
Mindfulness Research Challenges10m
Week 1 References10m
3 practice exercises
How Was Your Daily Life Practice?10m
Explore the Evidence Base10m
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Assess if Mindfulness Would Be Beneficial

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8 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Lisa Uses Mindfulness to Help with Chronic Pain13m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Pain7m
Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression3m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Anxiety6m
Mindfulness for Wellbeing4m
Guided Meditation - Being Mindful of Wellbeing6m
Cautions and Contraindications2m
5 readings
Pain Story - Veronica10m
Anxiety Story - Joshua10m
Wellbeing Story - Nolitha10m
Cautions and Contraindications Handout10m
Week 2 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Getting Started

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7 videos (Total 29 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Addressing Challenges4m
Starting with Daily Life Practices2m
Introducing the STOP Technique2m
Watching Your Speech1m
Using Guided Meditation2m
10-Minute Guided Meditation: Awareness of Body and Breath10m
10 readings
Adopt the Right Attitude5m
How to Establish a Daily Practice5m
STOP Technique Handout5m
Simple Walking Practice Handout5m
Sources for Guided Meditation10m
What You Need to Meditate10m
Online Resources and Apps10m
Evaluating Online Resources10m
Finding Local Resources10m
Week 3 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Evaluating an App30m
2 hours to complete

Peer Review Project

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1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Peer Project Overview10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Evaluate Use for Your Patients and Yourself

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5 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
How Providers Benefit from Mindfulness19m
Guided Meditation - Working with Residue1m
Evaluating the Impact4m
Call to Action!1m
4 readings
Ideas for Practice from Healthcare Providers10m
Examples from Practice5m
How to Establish a Habit of Mindfulness10m
Week 4 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz12m

Instructors

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Louise Delagran

Mindfulness Teacher and Director of Learning Resources
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
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Alex Haley

Assistant Professor, Mindfulness Program Lead
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization

If you want to help your patients or clients manage conditions or symptoms such as pain and anxiety, this specialization will provide the knowledge and skills needed. In these five courses, you will explore integrative therapies, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and mindfulness. For each therapy studied, you will gain skills to: Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients or clients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful (our AEAE approach). By the end of this specialization, you will be familiar with application methods, mechanisms of action, and the research evidence for specific therapies, as well as safety and quality considerations. In short, you will be ready to partner with patients on developing a plan of integrative care that fits their needs and preferences. Note that while the primary focus is on working with patients or clients, the information is also immediately applicable to your own health and wellbeing...
Integrative Health and Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • This course has been designed to meet 10 hours of Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education (CE) requirements and may be eligible for CE credit from other professional boards. Retain the certificate of completion for this course to complete records that may be required to document continuing education activities.

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