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A Peaceful Mind

University of Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary This summer course explores Emotion Regulation and contemplative practices across education, clinical, organizational, and social structures to develop new strategies to health and wellness.
Course description As our world becomes busier and more interconnected, people's lives take different trajectories towards new futures. This socio-cultural shift also affects our well being. But has our way of understanding individual health and wellness also shifted to adapt to the changes we see in ourselves and others? Mental health conditions in youth and adults are an expanding and global concern. Numerous mental health conditions are significantly related to poor capacity of Emotion Regulation. Thus, learning adaptive Emotion Regulation strategies has strong potential in promoting psychological well-being, providing tools for youths to live healthy adult lives. Interventions inspired by contemplative practices such as mindfulness- and compassion-based interventions have shown promising results as effective emotion regulation techniques. They are also effective prevention and treatment tools that have been applied in various areas such as education (for children, parents, teahers), clinical interventions (for mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder and many more), and organizations (providing new leadership styles and preventive tools against burn-outs).
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ECTS credits 6.00
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Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, tutorial
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p


Admission requirements
  1. Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree? Or are you a first-year Master's student? Are you an educated/experienced professional in the field with a desire to learn more? Are you curious about contemplative practices, the science behind the practice, and its applications in education, mental health and/or organizations? If you fall into one of the categories above and meet the entry requirements, then please fill-in our online application for the programme.
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Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
26 Jun 2020 22 Oct 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 1600€ 1600€ 1600

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP), Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme

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Telephone number +31 (0) 20-525-3776
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