Even with the increasing evidence base and demand for mindfulness-based interventions, finding a local teacher can be difficult. At the same time, an important aspect of learning mindfulness meditation is the support of a group and teacher.
It can be very difficult to learn meditation alone. If you are experiencing this challenge, it is very normal.
eMindful offers structured and drop-in online classes with live teachers on video. I teach for eMindful and have seen many people benefit from these classes.
Mindfulness-based Online Courses include: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; Mindful Eating; Diabetes; Chronic Pain Management; Cancer Care; Tobacco Cessation.
Also helpful for new and experienced mindfulness students are the Mindful Daily sessions, which are live, guided practice sessions. Unlimited access for $9.99/mo.
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, UMass Medical School
The Center for Mindfulness has developed a self-guided version of the 8-Week MBSR course originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Video Course: This 8-week, self-guided video course is authored by Florence Meleo-Meyer, Director of the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness, and Saki Santorelli, director of the Center for Mindfulness.”
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
“Learn mindfulness meditation online. 6-week online courses designed to be taken at your own pace. Participants will learn to bring mindfulness into their daily lives through pre-recorded audio classes, discussion forums, as well as optional live chats with our experienced instructors and fellow participants. MAPs is an educational experience suitable for people of all backgrounds.”