College students and other young adults today are experiencing high levels of stress as they pursue personal, educational, and career goals. In recent years there has been increased ...
College students and other young adults today are experiencing high levels of stress as they pursue personal, educational, and career goals. In recent years there has been increased awareness of the seriousness of these struggles, which may increase the risk of psychological distress and mental illness among this age group now commonly referred to as “emerging adults.” Scientific research has shown that practicing mindfulness can help manage stress and enhance quality of life, but traditional methods of teaching mindfulness and meditation are not always effective for emerging adults. Mindfulness for the Next Generation
is an easy-to-use guide that details Koru Mindfulness, a curriculum developed at Duke University, designed specifically for teaching mindfulness to emerging adults. Koru has been tested and shown to be effective for helping this age group learn the practice of mindfulness. Koru is now used at hundreds of universities in the United States and abroad. In Mindfulness for the Next Generation
, authors Holly Rogers and Margaret Maytan, the developers of the Koru program, discuss the unique challenges emerging adults face, review the research on Koru and mindfulness in general for this population, and provide an overview of the Koru curriculum. This book is the primary resource for individuals learning to teach the Koru curriculum.Less