Discover how mindfulness practices can enhance your everyday routines to create more meaningful experiences and deeper connections with others. In this course, you will integrate two research-based approaches - strong mindfulness and mindful strengths use - into your daily life to find greater life satisfaction and purpose.

Learn how to actively bring forth the best parts of yourself in all life experiences. Simple moments like brushing your teeth, eating lunch and interacting with loved ones hold more power than you may realize. Research shows that applying mindfulness and strengths strategies can make you happier, more engaged with life, and better prepared to handle stress and challenges.

The Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life course consists of 8 sessions, each with video lectures, guided audio meditations, step-by-step practice activities and more! You will also receive your personalized Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report to explore your scores on the 5 key mindfulness skills.

Why take this course?

This research-based course teaches you how mindfulness and strengths practices can be integrated into everyday experiences to greatly improve your life. You will explore how to become more actively and authentically engaged in all aspects of your life, such as completing small tasks (driving to work, washing dishes), communicating with your loved ones, and taking care of your mental and physical health.

Who should take this course?

Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life is perfect for anyone interested in developing practices that will enhance life experiences and relationships. It provides simple, effective strategies to become more authentically present and engaged in life. This course also serves as an introduction to the research-based, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice program.

Session Topics

This course is self-guided and can be completed at your own pace. We suggest spending 1 week on each of the 8 sessions:

Mindful Mind and Autopilot Mind
Character Strengths and Signature Strengths
Obstacles and Struggles are Opportunities
Every Moment Matters
Strengthen Your Relationships
Strengths Overuse, Underuse and Optimal Use
Authenticity and Goodness
Your Engagement with Life

Course Details

Delivery: On-demand, materials added to your VIA account
Course Length: 8 Sessions
Session Length: Approximately 1 hour
Course Access Time: Self-paced, 14 weeks
Pre-requisites: None
Languages: English only
ICF Credits: 8 Resource Development CCEU's

This course also includes your Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report!

Course Faculty

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. Ryan is the creator of MBSP and has led hundreds of mindfulness groups over the last two decades. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life Course Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life course different from the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP)?

Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life is an on-demand course, open to anyone, that teaches the integration of mindfulness and character strengths. It is self-led so participants can engage with the materials at their own pace. It is perfect for anyone newly interested in learning about mindfulness and strengths. Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life is based on the 8-week, research-based Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice program typically offered live by VIA, but does not include the extensive group work, some of the exercises/meditation/activities, or the retreat that is included in MBSP.

How do I access my Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report that is included in the course?

The Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report is derived from your results of the VIA Survey and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire, both can be completed on your VIA Account. After registering for the Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life course you will receive a credit to download your personalized report. You can sign in to your VIA account, choose the Mindfulness Report in the drop-down menu on your My Account page and follow the steps to complete the surveys and use your credit to download your report. *Only one report credit can be applied to one set of VIA Survey and Mindfulness Questionnaire results.

What if I already purchased my Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report? Can I just buy the course?

The Mindfulness and Strengths in Daily Life Course always includes a Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report. You can download the report immediately or save this as a report credit on your account. If you've previously purchased your Mindfulness Report we suggest you keep the report credit until you've completed the 8 session course. At the conclusion of the course you can retake the 5 Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and use the credit to download another Mindfulness and Character Strengths Report. We encourage you to compare your two reports and explore how your mindfulness scores have changed as a result of your work within the course.

Will I have handouts that I can keep and review at a later date?

Yes, in each module there are PDF handouts that you can download for the practical exercises that we recommend.

What if I’m not satisfied with my purchase?

We feel confident you will find VIA products valuable, but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may request a refund. Refunds are issued based on product purchased. See our Refund Policy for details. Terms of Service