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The Student Guide to Mindfulness

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

September 2019 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation when you’re at university.  For any student trying to find their place in the world, this grounded guide helps you navigate the pressures of studies and life, so you can find balance.

Through straightforward mindfulness steps and exercises, learn how to cope with the main sources of anxiety you may face at university (leaving home, fitting in, relationship and academic pressures), and approach life at uni and beyond in a mindful stress-free way.
Chapter 1: Mindfulness and its benefits
Chapter 2: Mindfulness and the brain
Chapter 3: Mindfulness: formal and informal
Chapter 4: Mindfulness and self-compassion
Chapter 5: Mindfulness and depression
Chapter 6: Mindfulness and perfectionism
Chapter 7: Mindfulness and anxiety
Chapter 8: Mindfulness and procrastination
Chapter 9: Mindfulness and self-care
Chapter 10: Mindfulness and the future


Online resources

Additional online resources available on publication:
  • Audio files to accompany exercises in the book
  • A course-building template for Student Service providers.
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This is an invaluable resource for those working and participating in Higher Education.  Its practical and straightforward approach is so helpful .  Highly recommended.

Paul Glynn
Senior Counsellor, LSE

This book condenses some of David Mair’s considerable experience, wisdom, insight and humour gained over 20 years of student counselling within university settings, and written something all students should read.  He’s captured many of the day to day problems student report to our counselling services and also practicable strategies to help navigate the emotional maelstrom of university life. 

Mark Fudge, Head of Counselling and Mental Health Support, Keele University, Chair BACP – University and Colleges Division

Mark Fudge
Head of Counselling and Mental Health Support, Keele University

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