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Meditation and mindfulness

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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesMeditation and mindfulness

Your health, your interpersonal relationships, your performance, your emotional well-being and your self-esteem are some of the aspects that you can improve by means of pleasant, simple and scientifically supported techniques.

Meditation and mindfulness are an opportunity for personal development and growth.

The objective of this subject is aimed at providing us with a methodology that allows us to learn to manage our emotions, behaviors, interpretations of reality and thoughts, in a healthier and more beneficial way. Through mindfulness, we come into contact with our own resources to face the situations that are presented to us, and make decisions based on freedom, our own knowledge and acceptance.

Practicing mindfulness helps control stress and anxiety, increases concentration ability, develops emotional intelligence, improves interpersonal relationships, and promotes creativity and working memory.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness, as well as the benefits of its practice, which are scientifically proven.
  • Know and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques and exercises, as well as other western practices with neuroscientific findings of similar results for our biopsychosocial well-being.
  • Develop resources of personal and professional utility: attention, empathy, communication, trust, emotional regulation and decision-making, among others.

Contents of the Subject

Meditation and mindfulness

  • 1. Presentation of the subject. Introduction to meditation. Benefits for general health and well-being.
  • 2. States of consciousness. Eastern philosophies. Scientific correlates in psychological research.
  • 3. Forms of meditation. Focused meditation, open meditation, non-focusing meditation. Mindfulness in the Western scientific or academic context.
  • 4. Advantages of consciously working with meditation. Know what is really happening without judging; awareness of feelings, thoughts and behaviors in the present moment. Practical exercises.
  • 5. Formal and informal practice. The environment. Mindfulness in everyday tasks.
  • 6. Techniques and exercises focused on breathing. Silence noises, calm the mind.
  • 7. Mindfulness body exercises focused on stretching and relaxation.
  • 8. Mindfulness techniques focused on physical and bodily sensations. Here and now.
  • 9. Guided meditations.
  • 10. Meditation to control impulses and habits that we want to change.
  • 11. Mindfulness for stress reduction and anxiety relief. MBSR.
  • 12. Mindfulness to regulate one's own emotions: enhancement of positive emotions and better management of negative ones.
  • 13. Meditation to transform our relationships with people: greater presence, empathy and trust.
  • 14. Meditation for problem solving. Accept the things that cannot be changed and change what needs to be resolved.
  • 15. Western practices with similar positive effects. Techniques and exercises.


Elisabeth Neckenig Bramon Professor of Meditation and mindfulness

Elisabeth Neckenig Bramon