Online mindfulness course (Only in Danish Language)
persona film has, in cooperation with Leading clinical consultant and senior scientist, PhD, CFM certified MBSR teacher Lone Overby Fjorback, Aarhus University, produced an online course in Mindfulness Based Stress reduction – MBSR ONLINE. MBSR is an intervention program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, in the United States. It is a scientifically proven and efficacious program that uses intensive training in mindfulness to improve health and quality of life, including effective management of symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in patients and healthy individuals.
You now have the opportunity to receive training in this evidence-based program whenever it suits your schedule. You start the course when you want and where you want, and you always have the option to return to the course content again and again. ONLINE MBSR program takes 9 weeks and consists of 9 sessions. Each session includes teaching on the theory behind mindfulness, mindfulness exercises consisting of seated meditations, body scans, walking meditation and yoga, reflective exercises and home study materials you need to complete during the course. And in each session, you receive the wisdom and guidance of Jon Kabat-Zinn.
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DESCENDING WITH ANGELS
Islamic exorcism or psychotropic medication? “Descending with Angels” is a feature-length etnographic documentary exploring two highly different solutions to the same problem: namely Danish Muslims who are possessed by invisible spirits, called jinn.
I am responsible for the daily operation of persona film and since 2001 have produced documentaries and educational films. I make films about subjects of concern to me and which I think are important to explore, for example: mental health and mindfulness, children’s language development and psychoeducation. I am responsible for idea development, fundraising, organisation of work, recordings, editing – pretty much all of it. Always in close cooperation with leading researchers and experts in the field.
I am an anthropologist and film director and I am employed as Assistant Professor at the School of Culture and Society, University of Aarhus. Due out soon with film-monograph “Descending with Angels” on Islamic exorcism and Danish psychiatry, based on 18 months of field work with Muslim patients, exorcists and psychiatrists in Denmark. A special aspect of my film projects is that I largely use film as a method for getting close to human experience. Film can bring us close to human emotions and senses in ways that are almost impossible in the traditional academic idiom.