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Mindfulness and Positive Pyschology

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Mindfulness and Positive Pyschology

<p>An introduction to emerging research and practical applications from the fields of mindfulness and positive psychology.<br/><p><br/><strong>SUGGESTED READING</strong></p><ul><li>Williams, M., &

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An introduction to emerging research and practical applications from the fields of mindfulness and positive psychology.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Williams, M., & Penman, D (2011). Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World. London: Piatkus.
  • Seligman, M. E. P. (2012). Flourish. North Sydney, NSW: William Heinemann.
  • Fredrickson, B. (2011). Positivity: Groundbreaking research to release your inner optimist and thrive. Oxford: One World.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • What is Mindfulness? Exploring definitions from Buddhist origins ranging through to contemporary scientific research
  • History of Mindfulness and its incorporation into modern western psychology through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Overview of context for emergence of Positive Psychology
  • Key emerging theories from Positive Psychology (PERMA, Broaden and Build, Flow, Psychological Capital, Positive Deviance)
  • Relationship of Mindfulness to Positive Psychology
  • Practical applications of Mindfulness and Positive Psychology


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the history and context of emergence of Mindfulness and Positive Psychology in the west
  2. Understand how Mindfulness and Positive Psychology intersect
  3. Utilise tools from the two fields as appropriate in one’s life