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Saturday, November 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Self-care in action: Contemplative practices and students’ perceptions of stress

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Stress in college students is not a new phenomenon. However, stress levels among college students are rising with an increased prevalence of depression and anxiety. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health’s 2017 annual report on college student mental health (CCMH, 2017), 45% of students who seek counseling report doing so because of stress related issues. The American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment indicated 34.4% of students reported that stress interferes with their academic performance (ACHA, 2018). Trends indicate college students are more stressed by the pressures of earning a college degree and these stressors impact quality of life (Ribeiro, Pereira, Freire, de Oliveira, Casotti, & Boery, 2017). Contemplative practices in the classroom offer the opportunity to empower students to practice self-care and self-compassion. This presentation will discuss pilot study data on the use of contemplative practices on students’ perceptions of stress.

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Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 31, CCA Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01134

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