1st Edition

Mindful Strategies for Helping College Students Manage Stress A Guide for Higher Education Professionals

    162 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practical resource offers a much-needed introduction to the why, what, and how of supporting college students through mindfulness and stress-releasing strategies.

    Higher education professionals are in a unique position to support, coach, and teach strategies with students to manage anxiety and emotional distress and improve well-being. Drawing on experience from the disciplines of Mental Health, Counseling, and Student Affairs, the authors provide evidence-based practices and tangible techniques supported by the latest brain-based research and neuroscience. Full of tools that college students can use daily to assist with their relaxation, meditation, focus, and stress management, this book helps higher education professionals who are not trained mental health practitioners to effectively and confidently incorporate activities to support the whole student.

    1. Mind, Body, and Spirit: Community Connection and Relationships Matter  2. Brain Basics  3. Relax and Release  4. A Meditation a Day  5. Mindful Movement  6. Helping Students with Focus and Choices for Change  7. Self-Care is the New Health Care: Prescriptions for Well-Being and Being Well


    Lacretia Dye is associate professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Kentucky University, USA.

    Monica Galloway Burke is professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education at Western Kentucky University, USA.

    Cynthia Palmer Mason is professor of School Counseling at Western Kentucky University, USA.

    "Informative and timely, this work of three experts in mental health and counseling provides the reader with a practical guide to supporting college students’ mental wellbeing throughout their educational careers.
    Particularly compelling is the authors’ emphasis on the importance of mental health as key to student success."

    -Anca Turcu, University of Central Florida, Journal of Faculty Development