ERIC Number: EJ1041249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Finding an Inner Voice through Silence: Mindfulness Goes to College
Wall, Jan M.
Journal of College and Character, v15 n2 p133-139 May 2014
College students are stressed. This is not news. However, the increasing level of stress and anxiety they report is alarming. Added to the traditional pressures to fit in, succeed, and mature, today's undergraduates are faced with information overload, a sense of isolation, and the cultural shift from the college experience as a time to deepen inner wisdom (discovering a call) to an emphasis on building a resume (finding a job). In this article the author shares the advance of holistic psychology curricula, the practice of integrating mindfulness into higher education, and a shifting personal perspective on undergraduates' callings.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Stress Variables, Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Information Dissemination, Information Management, Commercialization, Holistic Approach, Student Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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