Demystifying Mindfulness

Demystifying Mindfulness

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By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe popular conceptions and misconceptions about mindfulness
  • Interpret your own experiences of mindfulness practices
  • Evaluate the social and political significance of mindfulness
  • Compare different psychological and therapeutic approaches to mindfulness

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Psychology of Mindfulness
  • Philosophy of Mindfulness
  • Politics of Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and Trauma & Social Justice
  • Mindfulness and Nature & Land
  • Mindfulness into the Future
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Chris Goto-Jones
Educated in Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Chris is Dean of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, previously at Leiden. He is a fully trained mindfulness therapist.


Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty.


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