CSPH 3201 - Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Course Description:

The class will introduce students to a variety of techniques by which the stress endemic in a fast-paced competitive culture can be both reduced and worked with constructively. Students will practice and apply experiential techniques of stress-reduction through “mindfulness” – the steady, intentional gathering of a non-judgmental awareness into the present moment in various activities – and examine medical / scientific literature on physiological and psychological elements in the stress response.

Course Objectives:

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    • Define mindfulness in the context of stress reduction.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of current medical / scientific thinking on the stress response.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological and psychological origins of stress.
    • Explore mindfulness and its relationship to key topics (e.g., role stress, world stress, people stress) through small and large group discussions.
    • Apply various mind-body skills to reduce stress in daily life as developed through regular practice both in and out of class.
    • Develop a plan for continuing to practice mindfulness beyond the end of the class.

 

Course Details

Course Format: 
In person
Course ID: 
CSPH 3201
Semesters Course Offered: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Credits: 
2
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