Although there are many ways to meditate and many different forms of meditation, they all share a unifying characteristic: Each focuses on intentionally training a person’s attention and concentration. Meditation practices have been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years.
In this four-course certificate program, you’ll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing and wellness. You’ll gain an overview of the religious roots of meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Sufism, as well as how these techniques can be used by any practitioner, regardless of faith or religious affiliation. The program is designed for health professionals and nurses as well as general consumers, and covers techniques including Transcendental Meditation, guided imagery and visualization meditation, mindfulness meditation, Osho Kundalini Meditation, Vipassana meditation, walking meditation, laughter meditation, centering prayer meditation, and concentration meditation.
As you’ll learn, meditation’s health effects have been well documented. The practice offers improvement of the symptoms of various diseases and allows practitioners to experience a deeper spiritual connection. This program will guide you as you discover how the practice of medication can be used to increase mindfulness, reduce stress, deal with pain and illness, and support overall wel-being.
Instructor: Cyndie Koopsen and Caroline Young