Science of Meditation 101: The Essential Toolkit

Learn a comprehensive toolkit of meditation techniques and the scientific concepts behind how and why they work.


Delivery: Online course

Duration: Self-paced (recommended 6 weeks)

Experience required: Suitable for all levels

Course overview

The Essential Toolkit is a science-based meditation online course, created and delivered by neuroscientists. It covers the fundamentals of what meditation is and how it works on our brain, body and mind.

By the end of this course, you will have an in-depth understanding of how a meditation practice can work to support well-being, be familiar with a range of effective techniques and be fully set up to establish your personal at home practice.

This course is relevantĀ for both people who already have a meditation practice, as well as those who have never heard of it (even skeptics)!

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Science of Meditation and Relaxation

  • What is meditation?
  • Core scientific concepts
  • Learning how to deliberately relax
  • Hacking the science of habit formation to gain momentum

Module 2: The Neuroanatomy of Attention and Awareness

  • Using ‘open awareness’ to settle the mind
  • The science of interoception (training bodily awareness)
  • Strengthening focus with an anchor
  • Improving the flexibility of attention and awareness


Module 3: Setting up for Success: Common Challenges and Misconceptions

  • Establishing motivations and exploring resistance
  • Managing sleepiness
  • Strategies for overcoming a busy ‘monkey-mind’
  • How to practice wisely with pain and discomfort

Module 4: Balancing the Negativity Bias with “Nuture Positive” Techniques

  • The importance of attitude
  • The science of loving-kindness practice
  • Becoming our own source of well-being
  • Kindness training

You will have access to…









  • Access to over 25 online lectures (9 hours of video material) accessible anywhere at anytime.


  • Access to 15 of our guided meditations available as audio downloads.


  • You will have lifetime access to the course material.


  • Access to live Q&A sessions and live meditation sessions that we run.

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