The art of being present

In this course, the student learns how to maintain attention and awareness in the present moment, observe experiences with a non-judgmental attitude and develop awareness of sensations and thoughts.

Students will create daily routines, integrating mindful living in their daily life. Weekly online sessions support the process.

Week1 Starting a daily routine
Week 2 Concentration/Attention
Week 3 Emotional awareness
Week 4 Connection
Study time
05.09.2022 - 02.10.2022
The scope of education
Main instructor language
Form of study
Online studies

LAB University of Applied Sciences, E-campus


30 euros (VAT 0 %)

The art of being present

The student knows how to
• maintain one’s attention and awareness centred on the present moment
• observe the experience with a non-judgmental attitude
• develop metacognitive awareness of sensations and thoughts
• develop an ability to switch from one aspect to another flexibly intentionally
More about implementation
The course consists of 4 weeks of online teaching and groupwork, individual exercises, online videos, additional reading, optional 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, and discussion boards in Moodle. Four online sessions are organized on Mondays at 15:00 in Zoom/Teams, and include introductions into mindfulness, cognitive psychology, and instruction on exercises. The deadlines for assignments are on Sundays. Required attendance is 75%.
The course doesn’t require prior knowledge or experience in mindfulness. We recommend to enroll to the course “The art of leading yourself” to get the optimal experiences and results.
Group size
Two places for the open UAS students
Study materials
The learning materials and the list of additional reading will be provided.
Lectures Dates
5.9.2022 15.00–17.00
12.9.2022 15.00–16.00
19.9.2022 15.00–16.00
26.9.2022 15.00–16.00
Olga Bogdanova, Tiina Väänänen, Kaisa Liukko
Evaluation scale
Evaluation criteria
Pass/Fail. Requirements: minimum attendance 75% of sessions and returned learning diaries in Moodle demonstrating self-reflection and ability to analyze own progress, filling out pre- and after- course assessment survey.

The places of the open UAS studies are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

The registration form will be published on this site by the start of the registration period.

Registration period
Terms of cancellation
The registration is binding. If the registration is cancelled during the registration period, there are no cancellation charges. If the registration is cancelled after the registration period but before the stated start date, a 50 % cancellation charge applies. If the registration is cancelled after the stated start date or not cancelled at all, the full price will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing to

Open UAS
avoinamkatlab [dot] fi