Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the art of paying complete attention. Its practice improves concentration, focus, self-awareness and self-mastery, while reducing stress. When introduced into the classroom and other educational settings, it has improved academic functioning and decreased performance anxiety.

By itself or as an adjunct, the practice of mindfulness has also demonstrated effectiveness for both psychological disorders and physical diseases, including ADHD, mood and anxiety problems, substance abuse and addiction, chronic pain and autoimmune and metabolic disorders.

Additionally, mindfulness training has improved the health and well-being of patients and personnel alike in medical settings.

The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is pleased to offer Mindfulness Skills Training, open to all students, staff, faculty and their significant others . It is held every Thursday from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m. in the Caribbean House Great Hall**.  An introductory session will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 12:05 p.m. at the Great Hall, Caribbean House.

You can also utilize the resources below to learn about mindfulness:

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. New York: Delacorte.
  • Shapiro, S.L., Schwartz, G.E., & Bonner, G. (1998). Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on medical and premedical students. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 581-599.

 

** On 31st January; 28th March; 18th April and 2nd May 2019, Mindfulness Training will be held at the WINDREF Conference Room.