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The Student Guide to Mindfulness

The Student Guide to Mindfulness

  • David Mair - Independent Psychotherapist and Editor
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September 2019 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Do you want to:

  • Learn how to embed mindfulness in your everyday life?
  • Understand how to manage feelings of anxiety or depression? 
  • Find a healthy balance between course work, job and social life?
  • Face the future with a positive attitude?

More than ever students are reporting high levels of stress, depression and loneliness while at university – so looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as academic preparation. 

This book provides grounded guidance on how mindfulness can be used to cope with the main sources of anxiety while you are completing your studies, so you can find balance and make the most of student life.  Combined with practical and recorded mindfulness exercises, learn how to master techniques and tools to reconnect with the present and yourself, and approach life at uni in a 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


Ms Stephanie Darke
University Centre, Doncaster, Doncaster College And University Centre
February 17, 2020

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Mindfulness and its benefits

David Mair

Dr David Mair is a BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience of supporting students in university settings.  He has led mindfulness groups for university staff and students, and believes – from his own experience as well as that of many others - that mindfulness offers a counter-cultural way out of suffering where awareness of self-imposed limitations, anxieties and fears has the potential to lead to greater freedom.  Now semi-retired, he maintains a private therapy practice and continues to explore the impact of mindfulness on deep-seated emotions that arise from some of life’s most stressful... More About Author