Course name The art of being present
Course date 15.01.2024 - 11.02.2024
Institution LAB University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 2 ECTS credit

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

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Enrolment period 20.11.2023 - 02.01.2024
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Course enrolment info

The art of being present

15.01.2024 - 11.02.2024

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.


The course doesn’t require prior knowledge or experience in mindfulness. We recommend to enroll to the course “The art of leading yourself” to get the optimal experiences and results.

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 Mondays. Required attendance is 75%.

  • Week 1 – Tuesday 16.01.2024 at 15:00-17:00
  • Week 2 – Tuesday 23.01.2024 at 15:00-16:00
  • Week 3 – Tuesday 30.01.2024 at 15:00-16:00
  • Week 4 – Tuesday 06.02.2024 at 15:00-16:00

Weekly online sessions support the process:

  • 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 29.11.2023 at 8.00. A quota of places is reserved for Open University of Applied Sciences students. A price is 30 €.