Mindfulness Fundamentals

Develop a personal mindfulness practice to deepen self-awareness and increase well-being

About this course

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, and an improvement in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, focus, and executive functioning.

The central objective of this course is to introduce you to mindfulness meditation and help you cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. Both beginners and those with significant experience find this course extremely worthwhile. If you are interested in integrating mindfulness into your work with youth, this course fulfills the prerequisite for our mindfulness curriculum course, Mindful Educator Essentials.

In this six-week self-paced online class, you will learn:

  • The basics of mindfulness meditation
  • How to work with thinking that arises while practicing mindfulness
  • Techniques for meeting and navigating intense emotions
  • Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy & compassion
  • The role mindfulness plays in communication and interaction
  • Support for developing a daily sitting practice

You may also view a detailed syllabus of the course here.


Upon completing this course:

  • Educators can receive up to 3 graduate level credits Details
  • Eligible Mental Health Professionals can receive 12 CEUs Details


This course is facilitated by a Guiding Teacher who directs the learning process by synthesizing emerging themes, answering questions, and providing ongoing participant feedback. All of our Guiding Teachers have over a decade of mindfulness practice and broad teaching experience. Your Guiding Teacher is available to answer questions throughout the course.

Meet the Guiding Teachers:

Daniel Yoel Cohen

Devon Cresci

Kevin Griffin

Eric López-Maya

Gene Lushtak

Heather Prete

Sara Schedler

Cheryl Slean

More questions? Please visit our FAQ page.