About the Course

Are you feeling stressed out? Well, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world are feeling overwhelmed by their busy lives. The good news is that overcoming stress is a lot simpler than you might think. Dozens of studies have revealed that you can easily overcome stress through mindfulness, and achieve real happiness and inner peace. The practice is simple, effective, and has no side effects.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of the mindfulness practice, and how to incorporate it into your busy lifestyle without taking up much of your valuable time. You’ll learn mindfulness in a simple and easy-to-understand approach that author and meditation teacher, Charles A. Francis, is known for. 

What you'll learn in the course...

  • How to relieve stress and anxiety through the mindfulness practice

  • How to stop worrying by living in the present moment

  • How to establish a modest mindfulness routine that doesn’t require a lot of your valuable time

  • How to practice sitting meditation, and deal with distractions effectively

  • How to practice mindfulness in everyday life

  • How to stay motivated and committed to your practice

Course Curriculum

(Estimated time to complete: 10 hrs.)

Introduction (free trial)

Section 1: Getting Started in the Mindfulness Practice

Lesson 1: Deep Relaxation Meditation

Lesson 2: What Is Mindfulness? 

Lesson 3: Benefits of the Mindfulness Practice (free trial)

   Handout: Benefits of the Mindfulness Practice

Section 2: How to Calm Your Racing Mind

Lesson 4: Sources of Mental Agitation, Part 1 

   Article: How to Slow Your Racing Mind

Lesson 5: Sources of Mental Agitation, Part 2

Lesson 6: Sources of Mental Agitation, Part 3

   Exercise: Identify the Sources of Your Mental Agitation

Lesson 7: Calming Your Racing Mind

   Exercise: Eliminating the Sources of Your Mental Agitation

Section 3: Mindfulness Meditation

Lesson 8: How to Meditate 

   Handout: Mindfulness Meditation Techniques

Lesson 9: Sitting Meditation 

   Exercise: Meditate on Your Own

Lesson 10: Establishing a Meditation Routine 

Section 4: Living the Mindfulness Practice

Lesson 11: Additional Tools of the Mindfulness Practice 

   Exercise: Loving-Kindness Writing Meditation

Lesson 12: Developing Your Own Practice Routine 

   Exercise: Develop Your Own Practice Routine (worksheet)

Lesson 13: Mindful Exercising 

Lesson 14: Mindful Living, Part 1

Lesson 15: Mindful Living, Part 2

Lesson 16: How to Stay Motivated and Committed to Your Mindfulness Practice

   Exercise: Goal Statement 

   Handout: The Five Contemplations

   Resources: Mindfulness Magazines and Blogs

Lesson 17: A Mindful Cup of Tea


Bonus Content

About the Instructor

Charles A. Francis is the founder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute, and author of the book, Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace” (Paradigm Press). He is also the creator of the “12 Steps of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice,” and a regular Huffington Post contributor.

Charles has studied mindfulness with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He has over 20 years of meditation experience, and has a passion for helping people and organizations realize their full potential through the practice. He is a speaker and consultant, and leads workshops and retreats in Raleigh, NC where he resides. If you have any questions, feel free to contact him.

Course price

“After taking your course, I am now much more relaxed and at peace. Thanks Charles for the efforts you make to help calm this, and other restless souls.” ~ Skip K.

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