Mindfulness is an established practice proven to reduce stress and anxiety through mediation while improving your concentration and focus, and helping you cope with obstacles that life throws at you.
Practising mindfulness can be a great way to reduce the stress of university life and we’ve pulled together some resources to introduce you to mindfulness.
Whether it’s helping to improve your concentration or even to manage chronic pain mindfulness can help with a variety of issues.
Still not sure, check out this talk to find out what practising mindfulness involves.
We run two different types of Mindfulness courses;
- An Introduction to Mindfulness, and
- Eight week courses (A chance to delve further into the practice of mindfulness)
There are no courses running currently, but you can express your interest in attending future session by completing this form and we’ll let you know when future courses become available.
Check out these Mindfulness texts available through the UWTSD library:
Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
We use this book in the eight week Mindfulness for students course and it is available in e-book and hard copy through the library.
Silence: the power of quiet in a world full of noise by Thich Nhat Hanh.
A beautiful book by the influential Vietnamese monk, which helps us to tune into the beauty of silence in our day-to-day lives.
Full Catastrophe Living: how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
The original, in-depth book on secular mindfulness. A bit of a tome, but well-written and engaging
Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax.
The first of the comedian and mindfulness practitioner’s three books, with a focus on mental wellbeing.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: mindfulness meditation in everyday life by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
A light, insightful collection of chapters on aspects of mindfulness in our lives.
The Little Book of Mindfulness: ten minutes a day to less stress, more peace by Dr Patrizia Collard – This volume is not currently available at the library but is recommended as a light and helpful overview to aid mindful awareness in daily life.
We’ll be adding resources and information regularly and if you have any recommendations please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org