Must be completed before taking any Requirement B courses.
Be sure to review program requirements for this certificate
For most of us, our days are spent moving tirelessly from one task to another. We find ourselves irritable and easily frustrated by problems that arise, and in times of deep difficulty, coping often means just making it through. Mindfulness can teach us to be connected and aware of how we feel and what we think. We learn to get out of our heads and to attune to ourselves and our lives in a way that creates wellbeing, resilience, and authentic connection to those we love. Put simply, mindfulness is a way of being with ourselves and our lives that encourages a release from the constant bombardment of painful stories and added stress and the ability to discover ease even in the midst of chaos.
This program is designed to empower your experiential understanding of your own physiology, nervous system, neurobiology, and consciousness and to create space for self-directed attention, awareness, and compassionate responses to life’s natural difficulties. Through growing the capacity to be present to each moment of your life, programs from which Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Training (EIRT) was derived have been scientifically shown to decrease stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression and increase happiness, better sleep, productivity, and changes in the brain that allow for easier navigation in times of stress.