Online Course: An Introduction to Mindfulness in Stress and Pain Management
Transform your life by exchanging “mind full-ness” with “mindfulness”
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My mind is like my internet browser - 19 tabs open, three of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from. How often does this describe our daily lives, with our minds too full, engaged in too many different things to focus on what is happening right here, right now? The distractions of life are limitless, but our attention is very limited. Through mindfulness practice, we can train our brains to focus on the present moment, without judgement but rather with acceptance. This ultimately can lead to calmness and resilience, and increase our ability to cope with life.
The aim of this course is to increase your understanding of mindfulness - where it comes from, what it entails and how to practise it.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the origin of mindfulness
- explain the meaning of mindfulness
- compare formal and informal approaches to mindfulness practice
- discuss the three key elements of mindfulness practice
If you are stressed or too busy for this course….this course is for you!
Physiotherapist, South Africa
Really enjoyed this! A course that you feel inspired and relaxed after. Good for yourself and your patients.
This course gives you a short and sweet rundown of where mindfulness came from, what it is, what it's used for and how it works. I can recommend doing it.