Open Learning Course

Meditation and Mindfulness

Explore how the potential of meditation practices and mindfulness-based approaches for improving psychological and physical well-being are increasingly being recognised.

Start date: February 2023. Length of study: 10 weeks. Tuition: £425

Meditation and Mindfulness, aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of current trends in this area, emphasising the application of meditation practice and mindfulness-based approaches in psychology and neighbouring disciplines.

By considering a variety of current streams of research it will develop an understanding of the strengths and limitations of empirical evidence available in this field. Furthermore, the module will consider practical applications of meditation and mindfulness practices in a variety of psychological contexts.


Accordion Content
  1. Explore the value of mindfulness practices in transforming your sense of self and sense of connection to the world
  2. Learn more about cutting-edge research into mindfulness, its origins, and its application in psychology, health, education and other disciplines
  3. Discuss your own ideas about meditation and mindfulness in interactive forums with peers and the course leader
  4. Reflect on your own mindfulness practice under expert guidance
  5. Join several live webinars for lively presentations, experiential exercises and discussion
  6. Explore how you might integrate mindfulness practices into your professional work contexts

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course. Come and study purely for personal interest and enrichment … and get the same level access as our postgraduate students who will be studying alongside you!

Before each course begins you will be provided with a Course Outline which will list the reading materials, time-lines, and any activities required as part of the course.

This course features 2 discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.

Course leader

Dr Tamara Russell

Tamara Russell, PhD

Clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, martial artist and mindfulness trainer.

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