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.
- 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