Sep 25, 2023
REC 358 - Mindfulness, Meditation, Spirituality, and Creativity in Recreation Therapy
Units: 3; GE-E
This course introduces mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, and creativity techniques used in Recreation Therapy. Examination of expressive art, guided meditation, and mindfulness that is self-cultivation of spiritual practice that have direct application to ethical decisions in human ecology across lifespan.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-E -Lifelong Learning and Self-Development
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define mind and body medicine settings and techniques in mental health.
- Create three meditation techniques in conduct in a group or with individual clients to induce relaxation for stress management.
- Identify mindfulness programs and interventions to use in healthcare settings.
- Distinguish purpose and techniques of expressive art, poetic medicine, dance therapy, and authentic movement.
- Develop a mind and body intervention technique used in the field of recreation therapy for lifelong intervention.
- Describe relaxation techniques currently used in the field of recreation therapy.
- Demonstrate understanding of cultural meditation and spiritual practices.
- Identify ethical considerations in spiritual and meditative practices in different cultures.
E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development Learning Outcomes
- develop intellectual, practical, and/or physical skills and abilities that will serve them throughout their lives;
- apply their learning to other pursuits within and outside of the classroom; and
- demonstrate the capacity to make informed and ethical decisions.
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