College freshmen have a lot to deal with.
I call it the “kindergarten of adulthood”. Sharing resources, knowing which rules can be bent and not broken, spending most of your day with strangers. It’s a lot.
Mindfulness training might just be the strategy to give them immediate benefits and end up being a lifelong coping tool, especially when they’re laboring under the stress of a family and a job in their 30's, 40's and 50's.
They need to start practicing mindfulness now.
A study proved that just 8 training sessions significantly reduced depression and anxiety symptoms that might lead to excessive drinking. The training also increased daily life satisfaction.
Because there are so many students experiencing this life transition at the same time and place, taking the training together helps them to reinforce the techniques and bond.
Check out a mindfulness program if it’s offered at your school. You’ll be amazed.
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