8-Week Mindfulness Course for Economists

“Mindfulness is a journey of beingness undertaken by all our breathing, feeling, loving selves – we always have this moment.” Joshua Stevens, UKC Mindfulness Society Treasurer 2020/21

Inspired by the extraordinary circumstances this year, the School of Economics has organised an 8-week Mindfulness course for our students.

Mindfulness is a technique for increasing the ability to focus, a tool for concentration that should therefore also help to improve your learning results in any circumstance. It has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improve sleep quality and mental health in general and even improve job performance parameters (e.g. DeVibe et al. 2013, Shonin et al. 2014, Phang et al 2016).

This 8-week course gives you some theory and motivation behind mindfulness. You will also be awarded 15 employability points and a certificate upon completion but the largest benefit will be from improved wellbeing!

  • When does it start: Every Thursday from February 1st
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Where: Zoom
  • Cost: Free

If you have been struggling with stress and anxiety last term, if you found it difficult to deal with the whole Covid- situation and online teaching, if you found it hard to learn and hand in your assignments on time, we highly recommend you take this course.


For further information please check your Kent email or contact Dr Adelina Gschwandtner A.Gschwandtner@kent.ac.uk