Mindful Learning: Reduce stress and improve brain performance for effective learning

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Craig Hassed, Richard Chambers Australian author

Mindful Learning
272 pages
2014
ISBN: 9781921966392

Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands.

Written by two internationally recognised experts in mindfulness, Mindful Learning provides practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships.

Practical exercises and informed theory (this book is referenced with endnotes) clearly explain how mindfulness strategies can be applied in educational settings. As teachers, efforts as educators which include a mindful approach and mindfulness techniques will increase students ability to focus on what is really being taught.

Adopting tactics detailed in Mindful Learning will teach, encourage and enable students to:

  • Access creativity
  • Identify mindsets
  • Increase mental flexibility
  • Improve problem solving skills and
  • Foster intuitive learning.

Use Mindful Learning techniques and exercises to focus on what you are learning, and make the most of the time and effort you invest in education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is education?

  1. What is mindfulness?
  2. The science of mindfulness
  3. Stress, focus and performance
  4. Why attention matters
  5. Applied mindfulness
  6. Sharpening the tool
  7. Learning, mental flexibility and problem solving
  8. Mindsets and learning
  9. Resilience and managing stress
  10. Emotional development
  11. Communication and relationships
  12. eMindfulness
  13. Enhancing creativity
  14. Movement and sport
  15. Teaching with attention
  16. Working with resistance
  17. Managing personal stress in the classroom
  18. Mindfulness beyond the classroom
  19. Organisational approaches to mindfulness
  20. The exercises

Endnotes

Index

"The beauty of this book is that it applies the techniques of mindfulness to the practical skill of learning.. it is packed with useful information and has broad appeal. It is relevant to students and their parents , GP  registrars, and more widely, anyone  who is an ongoing  learner. Highly recommended."
- Dr Boetto, reviewed in Australian Family Physician, August 2014  read the full review