Specialization in mindfulness
The course is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This program is based on key elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), previously developed in the United Kingdom and Canada by M. Williams, J. Teasdale and Z. Segal.
Mindfulness is a state of attention in the present moment in which one can clearly perceive thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and events as they occur, without reacting automatically or in a habitual way. In this way we get to have more choices in the way we respond to things and events, and thus have a rich and satisfying life, even in the face of difficult circumstances.
One of the advantages of the program is that Mindfulness does not depend on any ideology or belief system and, therefore, its benefits are accessible to anyone who wants to practice it.
The UNED Associated Center in Zamora organizes the summer course «Mindfulness meditation practices in prisons». It will be held in the classroom mode from July 19 to 21 at the Topas Penitentiary Center. This course has 1 credit and 20 hours recognized by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. It starts from considering mindfulness as an attitude towards life and a tool to face the day to day. The course will address both a theoretical introduction and practical workshops of those aspects of mindfulness that can help survival and cope with the day to day in the situation of confinement.
The UNED Associated Center in Zamora organizes the summer course ‘Mindfulness meditation practices in prisons’. It will be held in the classroom mode from July 19 to 21 at the Topas Penitentiary Center. This course has 1 ECTS credit and 20 hours recognized by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.
We start from considering Mindfulness as an attitude towards life and a tool to face the day to day. The course will address both a theoretical introduction and practical workshops of those aspects of MINDFULNESS that can help survival and cope with the day to day in the situation of confinement. We will start with basic meditations and move on to more complex meditations.
-To know the possibilities of Mindfulness to help to concentrate, to control impulses, to relate with others, to reduce stress, to increase resilience to overcome the day to day, to practice the most basic meditations focused on improving mindfulness, such as Mindfulness breathing, body scanning and eating meditation, to practice the more complex meditations such as self-compassion, compassion and forgiveness, as well as meditations for coping with stress and fear management.
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The mindfulness technique is integrated within the interventions and therapies of third generation (TTG). It is characterized by adopting a more experiential perspective, emphasizing the importance of changing the relationship with the internal experience through acceptance. The first generation was made up of therapies and techniques derived from the principles of learning, and the second generation is made up of those approaches that work on the correction of thought patterns to improve mental health.
Mindfulness, or mindfulness, is the Spanish term for the English term mindfulness (sati, which means awareness, attention and remembrance). Mindfulness refers to the procedural aspect (Buddhist practice) as well as to the experience derived from it (mindfulness). It is a meditation strategy that aims to connect with the here and now. Achieving the state of mindfulness requires diligent practice. The goal of mindfulness is to change the relationships that people establish with thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that activate and maintain states of mental disorder.