College is a time of transition. It's a time for preparing to make your own way in the world. But if you're like many teens and young adults, the thought of leaving home and being on your own can also be intimidating. That’s why you need a solid foundation to help you manage stress, stay focused, and maintain healthy habits—in body, mind, and spirit.
In this self-paced course with Dr. Eric Loucks, as a companion to his book The Mindful College Student, young adults (in school or not) learn the science of mindfulness and practical steps needed to foster well-being, performance, happiness, and thriving in themselves and others.
Dr. Loucks addresses mindfulness from a physical and emotional point of view, providing tools to help you open your body—physical thriving—and your heart—emotional thriving. Many of the techniques introduced in the course are drawn from Dr. Loucks’s book The Mindful College Student, and informed by his popular Mindfulness-Based College (MBC) program, which he teaches at Brown University and to other young adults throughout the United States.
You'll learn positive coping strategies for dealing with stress—including diet, fitness, and sleep habits. Most importantly, you’ll discover three core self-regulation skills to help steer you toward the life you want: self-awareness, attention control, and emotion regulation.
At Brown University, Dr. Loucks has seen young adults in his courses form groups of friends (i.e. crews), as they find others who have a similar desire to thrive. Would you like to thrive? Find your "crew" through the course’s online forums and live sessions, as you embark on your mindfulness journey.
Although geared toward issues facing a growing percentage of young adults, the methods used in this program can apply to anyone.