HDR Workshop: PhD and Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness or current moment awareness refers to the “awareness that emerges from paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p. 145).

Mindfulness is a well validated skill that facilitates a non-judgmental, curious stance, fostering compassion and empathy (Keng, Smoski, & Robins, 2011). More recently, mindfulness has been recognised as effective in reducing stress in students, increasing attention and focus, and tolerance of uncertainty, indicating relevance to HDR students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the underlying philosophy of mindfulness and how it can be effective in learning, fostering healthy relationship and managing stress.
  • Identify strategies that may be helpful in increasing academic performance.
  • Develop your own mindful practice.

Who is this for: HDR candidates at any stage