The Mindful College Student
Young adults need a solid foundation to help them establish healthy habits, manage stress, and create the life they want. Grounded in evidence-based mindfulness, The Mindful College Student offers powerful skills to increase academic success and boost mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health in the present and beyond. This informative guide helps students and young adults cultivate the cognitive and emotional skills they need to increase their well-being and reach their highest aspirations.
- Includes three core self-regulation skills
- Provides positive coping strategies for dealing with stress, sadness, and anxiety
- Suggests ways to build a solid foundation to help manage stress, stay focused and maintain health habits
A great addition to your student health center, classroom, or home!
“A perfect book for this moment. What Eric Loucks teaches is highly calibrated for young people to effectively navigate the steep climb to embodied adulthood in ways that are intrinsically healing, liberating, and sorely needed, not just for oneself but for the future of humanity and the planet amid the highly disruptive and dangerous energies of this Anthropocene Age. And for that reason alone, anyone of any age can benefit enormously from inviting even a few of these extremely practical, wisdom-nurturing mindfulness practices into one’s life.”
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and author of Meditation Is Not What You Think and Mindfulness for All
“An inspiring exploration of how mindfulness can support the commonly turbulent transition into adulthood. It offers a systematic road map to both integrating mindfulness into small daily micro-moments, and into the bigger dilemmas particular to this life stage. Young people will reap the benefits throughout their life. Importantly, engaging with this approach will enable freedom to pursue life directions which play to their unique strengths and passions, and this will undoubtedly benefit all beings.”
—Rebecca Crane, PhD, director at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; and coeditor of Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers
“It would have been so helpful to have The Mindful College Student during my college years. In this comprehensive work, Eric Loucks lays out a program of mindfulness training that touches on every aspect of our lives. He engages the reader with probing questions of self-inquiry and offers many practical exercises for deepening our understanding. A wonderful contribution to the well-being of both college students and us all.”
—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness