Netherlands, Amsterdam

A Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions

when 5 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1600

As our world becomes busier and more interconnected, people's lives take different trajectories towards new futures. This socio-cultural shift also affects our well being. But has our way of understanding individual health and wellness also shifted to adapt to the changes we see in ourselves and others?

Course leader

Dr Maja Wrzesien. Maja Wrzesien is a postdoctoral researcher (Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow) within the Psychopathology and Development group of the Research Institute of Child Development at the University of Amsterdam.

Target group

Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree? Or are you a first-year Master's student?
Are you an educated/experienced professional in the field with a desire to learn more? Are you curious about contemplative practices, the science behind the practice, and its applications in education, mental health and/or organizations?

Course aim

By the end of the summer programme students will (1) become familiar with state of the art interdisciplinary research related to contemplative practice; (2) gain in-depth knowledge and experience of mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions in multiple settings and across various populations; (3) become familiar with mindfulness and compassion questionnaires, and (4) develop personal experience of mindfulness and compassion meditation and consider practical tools to help incorporating these practices into everyday life.

Credits info

6 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who wish to earn credits will receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.

Fee info

EUR 1600: Tuition fee. Including all course materials, excursions and events.
EUR 500: Housing fee (optional).

Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities. Please check the course website for more information and scholarship deadlines.

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