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The Mindful Way to Study: Dancing with Your Books

Studying is often considered to be unpleasant or even painful. The approach that most of us have learned is forced concentration, where we apply vein-popping, brain-smoking effort to focus on what we are supposed to learn. An alternative, the mindful way to study, is more effective and less aggressive than forced concentration.

The practice of mindfulness, a particular way of paying attention to what you are doing in the present moment, has been found to reduce stress, enhance learning, and build emotional resilience. This program, presented by Dr. Jake Gibbs, concerns mindfulness and its application to the challenges of going to college.

Cosponsored by the Mindfulness Living-Learning Community.

For more info, e-mail bdrylie@iup.edu.

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