Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the solution. 

Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course at Monash University. It’s just started but there’s still time to sign up.

Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness and compassion.

Research shows that when we are not deliberately paying attention to something, our brain clicks off into default mode, which is characterised by mind wandering, operating on “autopilot,” dwelling on the past, and worrying about judgment, criticism and the future.The result can be increased stress and anxiety, poor communication, and impaired academic and occupational functioning.

The great opportunity of this online course is that you can study at your own speed and work with fellow students around the world. Find out more at the website.