Pre-Course video 1

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. 

Pre-course Video 2

Shauna Shapiro explains what she sees as the three core components to mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude...

Think about your own intention for this course 

pre-course Video 3

The world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program explains the core features of self-compassion 

Week 1 Video 1

Extension activity: Gelong Thubten ‘How to develop a mindfulness practice’ (42.46mins)

Week 1: Video 2

Teddy Rock-a-Bye practice for nursery age children. 

In this video, use your superpower of calm as you pretend to rock a stuffed animal to sleep on your belly to relax your body and quiet your mind.  

week 2 Video 1

Full Version

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence.

Read "Criticisms & updates" below for more details as well as Amy Cuddy's response. 

Week 2 Video 2

This is the edited version of Amy's TedTalk (8mins 7secs)

week 2 VIDEO 3

 Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, talks about the 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness,  how to use them in our Mindfulness practice and daily life. 

Gap Week Video 1

A more in-depth video from Jon talking about the 9 attitudes he writes about in Full Catastrophe Living  - recommended further reading

week 3 Video 1

The best-selling author of Buddha's Brain - Rick Hanson, explains how we can boost our positive emotions and positive experiences. 

week 3 Video 2

The ABC model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) explains why you think the things you think, why you feel the way you feel, and why you do the things you do. When we learn to use the ABC model, we can begin to intervene and take control of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

week 4 Videos

How the practice of Compassion combined with Mindfulness can be crucial to promote change in people with recurrent depression. By Willem Kuyken, director of Oxford Mindfulness Centre 

Week 4 Videos

 Self Compassion Part 1 Kristin Neff 

Week 4 Videos

  Self Compassion Part 2 Kristin Neff  

Week 4 Videos

 Self Compassion Part 3 Kristin Neff Common Humanity

week 4 Videos

 Self Compassion Part 4 Kristin Neff Mindfulness

Why Aren't We Teaching You Mindfulness AnneMarie Rossi TedX

In this inspirational & powerful talk, Anne Marie, who brings mindfulness to shelters, schools & business, shares her research into how mindfulness can set us up for success and break cycles of transgenerational trauma.   Anne Marie and Susan McAvoy have collaborated to bring the message of mindfulness to educators in Dundee (2018).

Bite-Sized Mindfulness: KIRA WILLEY

Kira presents simple, powerful mindfulness techniques for children that can reduce stress, improve school performance, and help kids manage their behavior and emotions. She shows how easily these short, kid-friendly exercises can be used by anyone, in a variety of settings.