Mindful Living: A Course on Spirituality for Everyday Life

MHS 3930

For more information contact: Matt Tozzi, MA, Doctoral Student – Counselor Education- tozzim@ufl.edu

Mindful Living is geared to teach students about various approaches of how to live a more “mindful” life. The holistic approach focuses on the various mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual conditions that arise when confronted with stressful or traumatic situations throughout one’s lifespan. Students will be provided a wide range of perspectives regarding personal responsibility toward stress management and mindful self-care practices. Throughout the semester, we will practice various mindfulness-based techniques to learn how to reduce the negative effects of different psychological concerns in one’s life through tangible application methods. Specifically, students will learn some mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices throughout the semester, as well as informal mindfulness practices. Each class will have a different 10-minute guided mindfulness activity, followed by reflection of your experience. Throughout the class we will engage in various mindful, experiential, creative, didactic, and process oriented discussions.