Mindfulness at the USC
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As a student you are expected to divide your attention between your studies, your friends, your student association, earning enough money to get by, and making choices for your future. With so much going on in your head you can lose sight of yourself and succumb to stress.
During this 6 week course you’ll be taught mindfulness and yoga techniques which can serve as tools to help you maintain balance in your life. You will also learn to recognize when your levels of stress are rising.
Of course stress and tension are a part of everyday life, but they shouldn’t control your life. By using these techniques you’ll learn to recognize signs of stress and to change your behaviour in a positive way, thus ensuring that stress doesn’t take over your life.
After this training
- You will understand better what stress is and how it can affect your body, spirit and emotions
- You will recognize signs of stress
- You will have gained experience in mindfulness meditation and yoga-based relaxation exercises
Each session lasts 1 hour 15 minutes. You will be taught a combination of theory and practical exercises, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. If you have any injuries of physical disabilities it would be useful if you could let us know in advance.
You may sometimes be given an assignment to practice at home.
Certain registration rules apply to our group classes and fitness training, which can be found on this page. Read them carefully.
Week schedule 2020-2021
Click here for the provisional sport schedule 2020-2021.
This course is on offer in Unit 1 to 5. Unit 1, 3 and 5 are in Dutch, unit 2 and 4 in English.
Familiarising yourself with the programm and practicing the body scan
Theme: What is stress
Insight into the nature of stress and mindfulness meditation exercises
Theme: From doing to being
Recognizing the differences between the doing-mode and the being-mode, meditation and yoga exercises
Theme: Thoughts are not facts
The effect of thoughts, meditation and yoga exercises
Theme: Energy sources and drains
What gives you energy and what drains your energy, and how do you keep this in balance? Yoga exercises
Theme: Relaxation and the do’s and don'ts
Relaxation techniques and tips for practicing at home