5-weeks Mindfulness course, open to all students.

Learn to deal with feelings of anxiety, improve your ability to focus and foster feelings of happiness and joy.

Are you busy living, working or studying? Do you need to take a moment to rest and recharge?

There are so many benefits associated with mindfulness including:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved job performance
  • Improved emotional and social skills

Dr Adelina Gschwandtner, Economics Lecturer and Wellbeing Coordinator, is running this sucessful 5-week mindfulness course again this year. She tells us:

‘Mindfulness 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., De Vibe et al. 2013, Shonin et al. 2014, Phang et al 2016, Hathaisaard et al 2022). One of the main benefits of Mindfulness is that it increases the ability to focus and should therefore also help improve your learning capacity in any circumstance (Mrazek et al, 2013). Evidence shows that Mindfulness has also a positive impact on intellectual skills, sustained attention, memory, and concentration (Zeidan et al,  2010).’

Additionally, to the Mindfulness practice, the 5-weeks course gives a structure and some theory behind using a new book that has been especially designed for students. The book is titled ‘Mindfulness and Wellbeing for Student Learning‘ written by Lorraine Millard, who leads the course along with and her co-authors from the University of Kent.

The course will run every Wednesday in March on zoom, 15:00-16:30.  It is open to all students. Starting on the 6th of March 2024.

Have a read how students found the course last year. 

You will receive 15 employability points and a certificate after completing the course.

To register, email Adelina A.Gschwandtner@kent.ac.uk