The perfect gift for the college-bound student Based on the popular Mindfulness-Based College (MBC) program at Brown University, this book offers powerful skills to increase academic success and boost mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health--now and for a lifetime.
College is a time of transition. It's a time for learning and preparing to make your own way in the world. But if you're like many teens and young adults, the thought of leaving home and being on your own in a new place can also be intimidating--even overwhelming. That's why you need a solid foundation to help you manage stress, stay focused, and maintain healthy habits--in body, mind, and spirit.
Grounded in evidence-based mindfulness, The Mindful College Student will help you cultivate the cognitive and emotional skills you need to increase well-being and reach your highest aspirations. You'll also learn positive coping strategies for dealing with stress, sadness, and anxiety--including diet, fitness, and sleep habits. Most importantly, you'll discover three core self-regulation skills to help steer you toward the life you want: self-awareness, attention control, and emotion regulation.
Get ready to take on the world with this fun and informative guide, filled with everything you need to face all of the challenges of college life--and beyond
Eric B. Loucks, PhD, is a professor, researcher, speaker, and pioneer in the study of mindfulness and health. As director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University--one of the premier research- and education-focused mindfulness centers in the world--Loucks teaches mindfulness-based programs and leads high-quality, methodologically rigorous research to investigate the science behind mindfulness and its impact on health and well-being. An expert in aging-related research, he optimizes mindfulness programs to specific age groups. He is lead developer of Mindfulness-Based College (MBC), and has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based programs, including MBC and MB-BP. Over the course of his career, he has held teaching positions at Harvard, McGill, and Brown Universities. Loucks has practiced mindfulness for more than twenty years and received ordination in the Vietnamese Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Foreword writer Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, is director of research and innovation at the Mindfulness Center, and associate professor in behavioral and social sciences at the School of Public Health and Psychiatry at Brown University School of Medicine. A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, he is author of The Craving Mind and Unwinding Anxiety. Follow him on twitter @judbrewer.