HSC 208 - Mindfulness and Awareness
This course provides a foundation for knowledge of mindfulness based stress reduction, related research and application of this knowledge of professional practice. The methods of mindfulness practice, as well as related physiology, impact on health, and integration into human communication and interaction patterns are explored. Students engage in direct experience of mindfulness exercises and creating a reflective journal that integrates individual responses, thoughts, and academic resources. In a group setting, students consider the impact of mindfulness upon perception, memory, attention, knowledge representations, problem solving, performance, and critical thinking.