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Healing the heart-mind with insight: a path to psychological freedom 8 module online course about insight meditation. This online course is based on the book “Healing the heart and mind with mindfulness: Ancient path, present moment” (Routledge 2016) authored by Malcolm Huxter. It integrates both contemporary psychology and ancient Buddhist perspectives.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Understand the basics of the Buddha’s four establishments of mindfulness and insight meditation
  • Understand and practice mindfulness as meditation as well as a way of being in daily life
  • Understand and reduce the distressing experiences of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Understand and practice ways to heal and transform destructive thoughts, emotions, and psychological patterns to awakened, insightful, and serene ways of well-being
  • Engage in practices that incline towards genuine happiness and away from unhelpful reactive habits
Who should take this course?
  • This course is suitable for anyone, lay or professional, who aspires towards the above aims, though experience in meditation will be an advantage, it is not necessary
  • This course will be suitable for those experiencing milder forms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • The course would also be helpful for therapists, educators, and program leaders wishing to broaden their skills and understanding
  • Given the online nature of this course, it would not be suitable for those with psychiatric conditions who may need acute care

Format: This online course is structured into 8 modules that can be completed at a pace that is suitable for the participant. It has been recorded from a live online course conducted over 8 weekly sessions.

The live course involved: Training in mindfulness/meditation, presentations including PowerPoint, reflections, and interactive discussions. The recorded course includes everything from the live course except, with respect to confidentiality, the interactive discussion. Each module includes 2 or 3 guided meditations or reflections, 2 PowerPoint presentations, and PowerPoint slides in PDF format.

Facilitator: Malcolm Huxter is a clinical psychologist in private practice. A practicing psychologist for 30 years, he has been teaching mindfulness, insight, serenity, and the four divine abode meditation practices to the general public, a range of cultures, clinical populations, therapists, and other professionals since 1991. He began training in Buddhist meditation practices in 1975, living in Thailand as a Buddhist monk for two years in the late 1970s.


Malcolm Huxter

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Malcolm Huxter is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation. He has been teaching mindfulness and related practices such as loving kindness and compassion to clinical populations, clinicians and the general pubic for over 30 years Mal originally learnt these practices as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in the late 1970’s. Mal has...

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What's Included

Level: All levels
Duration: 22 hours 48 minutes
65 Videos
57 Audio Files
17 Documents
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