Stress reduction for college students

An American Psychological Association survey showed that US adolescents’ stress levels are now higher than adults for the first time these data have been recorded (Anderson et al. 2014)

An 8-week course for college freshman* featuring Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements,” “The Mindful College Student” by Eric Loucks, and elements of the MBSR program by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The college stress reduction course offers a way to mediate stress through direct experiences of stress reduction tools and practices.  We’ll also be exploring scientific studies of adolescents and mental health. “The Four Agreements” wisdom book offers tips to live an authentic and happy life. 

*Curriculum available upon request

Supporting research study example:

Effect of a Yoga Based Meditation Technique on Emotional Regulation, Self-compassion and Mindfulness in College Students

Topics include
  • Individual identities
  • Self awareness
  • Healthy habits and relationships
  • Transitioning from home to college
  • Focus and concentration
  • Coping tools for stress and anxiety 
  • Social pressures
  • How to support mental health in college

  • Increasing self awareness
  • Promoting healthy habits and relationships
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Cultivating resilience and confidence
  • Tools and practices to manage college life and improve wellbeing.

Stress reduction for college professors

Learning tools to lower stress, cultivate curiosity and joy in the classroom, positive and effective classroom management, and creating a safe and nurturing environment for themselves and the students.

Topics include
  • Mindful Based Stress Reduction tools and practices
  • Lowering stress in the classroom
  • Cultivating curiosity and kindness in the classroom
  • How to support mental health in college
  • Improving interpersonal relationships
  •  Promoting compassion for themselves and their students

  • Increase curiosity and the joy of learning in the classroom
  • Improve classroom culture (communication and safety)
  • Improve communication and relationships with staff and students
  • Improve focus, lower stress
  • Cultivating compassion