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Mindfulness Through Film

Into Film via FutureLearn


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Discover how to use film to tap into the mental health benefits of mindfulness

After a difficult period, taking care of our mental health has never been more important, especially for students and teachers.

Created in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, this two-week course from Into Film will help you develop a variety of film-based strategies to enable you and your students to confidently engage with mindfulness.

Engage the senses through film with mindful listening and focused looking

In an age where information is available with just a click, it’s easy to take our senses for granted. Mindfulness reminds us how important our senses are in our lives.

You’ll discover how film, specifically multisensory filmmaking, can help you tap into the mental health benefits of mindfulness, such as enhancing focus, promoting self-regulation, increasing resilience, and improving interpersonal skills.

Develop crucial skills to plan and shoot mindfulness films

On this course, you’ll focus on strategies using setting and character to help your students explore their emotions, manage their feelings, and see the links between emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Through practical advice and techniques, from camera shot types to camera angles and movements, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to create your own mindfulness films that promote greater wellbeing.

Learn from the experts at Into Film and the Mental Health Foundation

Into Film is the UK’s leading charity for film in education. Through the power of film, they help educators deliver transformative learning outcomes for children and young people.

For this course, they have partnered with the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for mental health since 1949. With the expertise of both charities, you’ll gain invaluable skills to support your students’ wellbeing and creativity through film.

This course is designed for all teachers looking for ways to support their students’ wellbeing and creativity. It will be especially useful for secondary school educators.


  • Engaging the Senses Through Film
    • Welcome to the course
    • Getting started with Mindfulness Through Film
    • Raising awareness through the senses
    • Multisensory filmmaking
  • Exploring Emotions Through Film
    • Focusing on emotion
    • Right as RAIN
    • Mindful filmmaking
    • Embedding your learning

Taught by

Chevonne James


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