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Mindfulness Mission

The Mindfulness Living Learning Community is committed to providing opportunities for students at IUP to:

  1. Learn basic mindfulness skills
  2. Be exposed to various activities and exercises to deepen their capacity for insight and reflection through contemplative inquiry
  3. Learn skills to reduce stress
  4. Help cultivate a more compassionate attitude towards the world and those around them

Although much of the mindfulness literature has been heavily drawn from the Buddhist tradition, its main value is secular in nature and can be used within any faith or creative or contemplative path.

1Siegel, D. (2007) The Mindful Brain. New York: Norton and Co.

Mindfulness Meditation

Books in IUP Libraries

Langer, Ellen J.  The power of mindful learning.  Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1997.   LB1060 .L35 1997

Dickmann, Michael Haley.   Mindful leadership : a brain-based framework. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, 2009.  HM1261 .D53 2009

Carroll, Michael.  The mindful leader : ten principles for bringing out the  best in ourselves and others.  Boston : Trumpeter, 2007. HD57.7 .C3683 2007

Campbell, Linda.  Mindful learning : 101 proven strategies for student and teacher success. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press,  2003. LB1025.3 .C34 2003

Buoncristiani, Martin.  Developing mindful students, skillful thinkers, thoughtful schools.  Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, 2012.  LB1590.3 .B86 2012

Shapiro, Shauna L.  The art and science of mindfulness : integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions.  Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2009.  RC489.M43 S54 2009.

Knodt, Jean Sausele. Nine thousand straws : teaching thinking through open-inquiry learning. Westport, Conn. : Teachers Idea Press, 2008.  LB1027.23 .K56 2008.

Hick, Steven F.  Mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship. New York, NY : Guilford Press, 2008.   RC489.M43 H53 2008


Meditation Timers

Other Mindfulness Meditations

Make your study more productive by clearing your mind of overwhelming thoughts. It might improve your ability to study if you let go of emotions and worries, regain your focus and concentration and recharge. The following are short meditations that might help you face the challenges of finals week.