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Mindfulness

Mindfulness has often been defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn). The benefits of practising mindfulness have been shown to improve peoples’ overall health and mental health and have also been shown to be beneficial in performance enhancement.

Student Services has run several groups on mindfulness and mindfulness meditation in the past and intends to do so every semester. For information on mindfulness groups make sure to check the University’s Calendar of Events as well as Student Memos.

You are welcome to come to Student Services to talk to one of our advisers or counsellors, perhaps just for some initial advice or if you feel you want to take things further. You can drop in to make an appointment either at The ASC (The Advice and Support Centre) at 79 North Street, or our offices at Eden Court on The Scores. Alternatively, you can:

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

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The Mindful Society

'The Mindfulness Society is open to everyone: students, staff and members of the community. We generally run two mindfulness meditation sessions a week. The time, date and location of these sessions are advertised on our Facebook page.

Our mindfulness sessions are centred on practices from secular mindfulness-based programmes such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy (MBSR/CT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). It costs £3 to be a member for the year.

Student Services

To contact Student Services, you can drop in to make an appointment either at The ASC (The Advice and Support Centre) at 79 North Street, or our offices at Eden Court on The Scores.

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
Email: theasc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Contact

The ASC

Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2020
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 1716

Contact

Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2720
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 4007

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