Course name The art of being present
Course date 17.01.2023 - 12.02.2023
Institution LAB University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 2 ECTS credit

Field Hospitality Management HUB, Business HUB
Teacher Kaisa Liukko, Olga Bogdanova
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 18.12.2022
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment
Course enrolment info

The art of being present

17.01.2023 - 12.02.2023

Course description

Learning outcomes:  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


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.

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

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%.

Week 1 – tuesday 17.01.2023 at 15:00-17:00 Week 2 – tuesday 24.01.2023 at 15:00-16:00 Week 3 – tuesday 31.01.2023 at 15:00-16:00 Week 4 – tuesday 07.02.2023 at 15:00-16:00

Week1 Starting a daily routine Week 2 Concentration/Attention Week 3 Emotional awareness Week 4 Connection

Course additional info

Required attendance is 75%.

Course enrolment info

Students of the other UAS (Degree students and Open Studies’ path students)  enroll via Ilmoittaudu/Enroll -link. Please, write your student email on the enrollment form. Starting instruction will be sent after the enrollment period.

Others register via the Open enrollment/ Avoin AMK ilmoittautuminen link. See the registration link for further instructions. Registration for others starts on 29.11.2022 at 8.00. A quota of places is reserved for Open University of Applied Sciences students. A price is 30 €.