Maintaining a Mindful Life Free Online Course by Monash University

Monash University

Monash University is offering free online course on Maintaining a Mindful Life. This course is for anyone looking to learn and apply mindfulness techniques.

In this course, applicants will learn how to apply mindfulness techniques, so you can improve your communication, relationships and emotional health. This course will start on November 13, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Maintaining a Mindful Life
Institution: Monash University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 13, 2017

Providers’ Details

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. In little more than 50 years, the University has become Australia’s largest university, earning an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence. Monash University is the youngest member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia’s most prestigious research-intensive universities.

About This Course

Interest in mindfulness has grown enormously over the last few years. It’s no surprise: mindfulness techniques can improve your communication skills, relationships and emotional health. But not everyone knows how to apply mindfulness in daily life.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Experiment with a range of mindfulness techniques.
  • Develop and apply a range of mindfulness techniques that are effective.
  • Evaluate the impact of a variety of mindfulness techniques.
  • Model a more mindful approach to communication, relationships and emotional health.
  • Engage with informal and formal mindfulness practices.


This course is for anyone looking to learn and apply mindfulness techniques. You don’t need any past experience but learners with some experience will appreciate additional material that explores other aspects of mindfulness.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for significant health problems so if you have any concerns in this regard then it is recommended that you speak to a suitably qualified health practitioner.


Assoc. Prof. Craig Hassed

Associate Professor Craig Hassed is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash. He teaches mindfulness nationally and internationally in health, educational, community and corporate settings.

Dr Richard Chambers

Richard is a clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert in mindfulness. Widely published in the field, he works with many educational, business, sporting and community organizations.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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