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The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being

Learn how practicing mindfulness techniques can radically transform the mind, the heart, and your everyday life with this course taught by a Harvard psychologist.

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p********m
November 10, 2017
the problem with this is that the author implies that ALL your negative thoughts are basically trash. CBT is more realistic, this mindfulness thing is really simplistic and quite frankly, for the most part dumb. This might be good for children, but if you are a grown up, you will find the concept of 'loving-kindess' corny (dumb name, too.). Do any grown ups really use this 'loving kindness' stuff? This is for goody goody and naive fools who like new age trash.... I am trying to get to the end of the guidebook without shaking my head on every paragraph.

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j********m
November 2, 2017
If this course doesn't seem to be religious, it's because its basis is in Eastern religion as opposed to Western religion. There is a fundamental underlying spiritual philosophy here, and I don't appreciate how the course pretends to be neutral on the matter of human identity, and spiritual well-being. I know the Great Courses has many religion courses, but this course is promoted as a health course. I'd like to see a course on the wellness of following Christ. I know there's research-based evidence for that too. Would a course titled "research-based health benefits of the way in Jesus Christ" interest anybody? I am not neutral, perhaps that’s how I can tell this course isn’t either, on the matter of the spirit. But I'm afraid that too many people can’t tell, don’t notice, or think that if the word “God” isn’t used, it doesn’t count. It is important that students recognize that the course takes a religious position or a belief position when it comes to spirituality, and that it doesn’t dominate the evidence for its benefits. I’d like people to know the benefits of Jesus Christ, who not only saves our souls in eternity, but is the source of peace in this life under any and all circumstances. As He says “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

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m********m
July 22, 2017

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