To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers.

Maintaining a Mindful Life

Monash University via FutureLearn

students interested
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

Taken this course? Share your experience with other students. Write review

Discover techniques to help you maintain a mindful life

Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life.

Building upon the introductory Mindfulness for Wellbeing Peak and Performance, this course will show you how can embed mindfulness into all aspects of your life.

This course is intended for people with previous experience of practising mindfulness and we strongly recommend completing the introductory course Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance before doing this more advanced course.

Some practices in this course may not be suitable for people who have not previously learned and applied foundational mindfulness principles and techniques.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.

Sections of this course make extensive use of video and audio. Before you begin, make sure the computer or device you’re using has the ability to play video and audio and you have access to speakers or headphones.

Note: You might find headphones more suitable for the sections of the course that guide you through mindful meditation exercises.

Taught by

Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed

Highest Rated Courses

Reviews for FutureLearn's Maintaining a Mindful Life
4.9 Based on 34 reviews

  • 5 stars 94%
  • 4 star 3%
  • 3 star 3%
  • 2 star 0%
  • 1 star 0%

Did you take this course? Share your experience with other students.

Write a review
  • 1
Kristýna M
5.0 5 months ago
by Kristýna is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great ideas to think about - makes you get out of your autopilot mode. Nice tips how to maintain certain level of mindfulness and make it a habit.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is the second of the Monash Mindfulness MOOCs I have completed and I have thoroughly enjoyed them both. I have found the leaders, Craig and Richard, really engaging and great role models for their subject, being calm, measured and reassuring, but also inspirational and encouraging. The strength of the course is their rapport in the short videos and audios which acknowledge human frailty and make the continuing practice of mindfulness seem vital and attainable in daily life. The final feedback video each week is the jewel in their crown. It sums up the week's thoughts and mentions some…
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The two courses that I have been blessed with the opportunity to do on a number of ocassions have really enhanced the quality of not just my life but those who share their lives with me in any way. I am simply a better person for the learnings that I have had through undertaking the courses. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

I have done a lot of courses through Future Learn but these courses never fail to deliver something new to many of us serial repeaters. A lot of the reason for this is the ongoing massive investment of time, energy and diligence that the entire team …
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
3.0 5 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Weighted toward building value for presumed superior activity. Evidence of effectiveness seemed meager. Mindfulness not adequately set in the context of ethics, goals or values here. Reliance on the premise, or maybe "wish" that things "naturally" occur over a period of being "mindful" moves one toward better ethics, goals, and values felt a little "pie in the sky". Primary course benefits revolve around suspending dysfunctional default mind states. I did not take the prior course as yet. Though it was not a prerequisite, this course refers often to "what you already learned." Certainly understandable, but a better short description could assist both those continuing as review, and clarity without the prior course for others. Apparently shortened from 6 week format to 4 weeks recently.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a new version of the old 6 week course that has been split into 2 sessions of 4 weeks. Richard and Craig are fantastic facilitators and the mentoring team is really supportive and proactive. This course would be great for anyone wanting to get more in touch with themselves and their ability to cope with an ever increasingly stressful world. It is not the answer of course but a great introduction to Mindfulness. I return to it regularly as it gives me a framework for individual practice and reminders of the techniques and processes.. The discussions on the course between learners and both supportive and informative. Highly recommend
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course with a good mixture of useful and practical material and meditation exercises and exploration of the theory, including the neuroscience, behind the ideas. One of the best delivered on-line courses with active engagement from mentors on the discussion forums and weekly feedback videos from the main educators. Especially for newcomers to meditation, it is useful to take the introductory course, Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance, before this one.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have taken this course as part of the previous 6-week course and found this as a separate course just as good. I like the way it is delivered. The facilitators are great, especially as they practise mindfulness themselves, which gives credibility both to them as presenters and the course itself. Content is pitched well for anyone from beginners to those who have more experience with mindfulness and simply want a refresher. I would strongly recommend the course and also the one that precedes it.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Jennifer T
5.0 5 months ago
Jennifer completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I found this course to be extremely useful. Two excellent teachers, everything explained clearly., thoughtful mentor feedback. Additional material available. I was able to download the meditations to my computer so they will be available to me every day. I am grateful for the various meditations that can be used for specific purposes. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in getting the best out of themselves.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A wonderful course, designed for you to go at your own pace, gently guiding you on your road to mindfulness, by two personable educators that you becone to think of as friends. In addition to this there are two outstanding mentors who support the learning and help clarify the more scientific aspects of the course and make lots of useful links and resourses available to enable the independant exploration of a complex subject.

A truely special, life changing learning experience!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Bid B
5.0 5 months ago
by Bid completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This course is simply outstanding; inspiring, challenging, empowering.

The facilitators are engaging and the topics covered are compelling.

Of particular value is the Forum where students can share insights and experiences with each other and be guided by two outstanding Mentors.

Absolutely first class throughout.

Highly recommended.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Barbara H
5.0 5 months ago
by Barbara completed this course.
This is best MOOC I attended so far. Excellent teachers and tutors, outstanding in how they present and live what they teach - mindfulness, compassion and long kindness live. The exercises, videos and readings were very helpful and well-guided to follow. I am planning to take the course again asap.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course with useful and practical material. I like so much this course had a lot of scientific theory, I download many of the articles, all very interesting. Many meditations audios can guide you practice. The mentors are motivanting through the course with discussion forums and feedback videos. It met my expectations.

Thank you!!

From Colombia, Carolina
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course building on Monash's introductory course, Mindfulness for Peak Performance and Wellbeing. This one helps you bring a more mindful approach to all aspects of your life, showing how the meditation exercises are practise for applying a mindful attitude to your daily routine.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was particularly helpful to help me focus on the here and now instead of obsessing with past situations or future scenarios that brought on too much stress. The fact that we could download the audio files also cheered me up as I could easily listen to them while commuting to work and I felt more relaxed by the time I got there. So, thank you!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A wonderful opportunity to reintroduce regular Mindfulness practice into my life. Clearly a reputable course provider; a 'safe place' with high quality teaching. It's free, which is astonishing and helpful. I can confidently signpost others to this resource. Thank you. (I'm now back into regular practice and relishing all the benefits it brings to me).
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Gabriella L
5.0 4 months ago
by Gabriella completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Wonderful course, very interesting both from the practical and academic point of view. Outstanding teachers, they freely offer excellent meditations available for download, as well as additional material for scientific evidence. I am really grateful for their generous teaching. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course, very well structured wnd presented. THe two presenters practised what they preached by interacting mindfully. Very good resources and audio meditations to use. Great interaction on message boards and helpful comments from other learners, this and the Monash intro to Mindfulness course are the best online courses I have ever done.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Richard C
5.0 5 months ago
by Richard completed this course.
Excellent. This is a very valuable life changing course. Great tutors, good structure, great support from mentors, and strong participation and feedback from participants. Highly recommended.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very highly recommended for anybody interested in mindfulness. A practical course with lots of feedback from friendly tutors and really interesting input from other students. This course has made a positive difference to my own life in only a few weeks.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent tutors, content, videos and extra reading. I wish I had this quality and excelence in every course I've done!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
  • 1

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.