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Mindfulness for the next generation : helping emerging adults manage stress and lead healthier lives

Rogers, Holly. (Author). Maytan, Margaret. (Added Author).

Summary: "College students and other young adults today are experiencing high levels of stress as they pursue personal, educational, and career goals. In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the seriousness of these struggles, which may increase the risk of psychological distress and mental illness among this age group now commonly referred to as 'emerging adults.' Scientific research has shown that practicing mindfulness can help manage stress and enhance quality of life, but traditional methods of teaching mindfulness and meditation are not always effective for this developmental stage. Mindfulness for the Next Generation is an easy-to-use guide that details a four-session mindfulness-based program, called 'Koru, ' aimed at helping young adults cope with anxiety, navigate the tasks they face, and achieve meaningful personal growth. Authors Holly Rogers and Margaret Maytan, Duke University psychiatrists and the developers of the Koru program, discuss the unique challenges this group faces, identify effective teaching techniques for working with them, and review the research supporting mindfulness for stress reduction in a scientifically rigorous yet reader-friendly way. The book explains the specific model created by the authors and describes each session in a 'mini-manual' format. Mindfulness for the Next Generation is written for therapists, teachers, health professionals, and student service providers who work with college students and other emerging adults."--Publisher's website.

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  • ISBN: 9780199782574
  • ISBN: 0199782571
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 165 pages ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: Teaching Mindfulness to College Students and Other Emerging Adults. Koru: A New Model ; More about Emerging Adults and Mindfulness ; Strategies for Bringing Mindfulness to Emerging Adults ; The Research Behind Our Teaching. -- Part II: Koru: The Course Specifics. Structure and Logistics ; The First Class ; The Second Class ; The Third Class ; The Fourth Class. -- Part III: Conclusion. Transformation.
Subject: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
College students Mental health
Cognitive Therapy methods
Stress, Psychological prevention & control
Students psychology
Health Promotion methods

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library RC 489 .M55 R64 2012 30775305532062 General Collection Available -

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