- xxii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
- Contents: Mindfulness as experience -- The origins of mindfulness -- Mindfulness is. -- Why mindfulness? -- What does mindfulness involve? -- Why meditation and where does it fit in? -- What can I expect? -- Evidence of the benefits -- How mindfulness can benefit students -- Are there any risks or downsides? -- Myths and misconceptions about mindfulness -- Introducing the techniques -- Starter exercises -- 'Just noticing' -- Seeing with new eyes -- Appreciating stillness -- Awareness of body and breath -- Mindfulness of breathing -- Managing the challenges of meditation -- Inner chatter and judgemental commentary -- Metta -- Metta in everyday life -- Developing your practice -- Meditating with others -- Mindfulness in everyday activities -- Bringing mindfulness into everyday life -- Tips on technique -- FAQs about technique -- Applying mindfulness to study -- Mindful 'warm-up' to study -- Applying 'Metta' to study -- Finding the joy in study -- Want it? Hate it? Lost the plot? -- Managing study aversions -- Wanting, craving, grasping -- Self-delusional thinking about study --Building your powers of attention -- Multi-tasking-and being 'fully present' -- Listening mindfully in class -- Using study time mindfully -- Reading mindfully -- Word power: mindfulness of language -- Mindfulness when writing assignments -- Using tutor feedback mindfully -- Mindfulness for tests, exams and assessment -- Mindful management of stress and set-backs -- Mindfulness and reflection.Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-211) and index.