Julieta Galante: ‘There seems to be a difficulty in dealing with the usual stresses of student life.’ Photograph: Martin Pope for the Guardian
An interesting article from the Guardian about the use of mindfulness in a number of universities in the UK, including Cambridge and Buckingham, which aims to be the first British ‘health-positive’ university. There is also an interesting critique at the end of the article, from Frank Furedi at Kent University who suggests that mindfulness is now so commodified and ritualized that it is infantilizing. The Guardian article: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/26/mindfulness-craze-schools-university-near-you-cambridge
Author: Dr Patricia Morgan
I am a teacher, contemplative practitioner, researcher, community developer and artist, currently working in the area of Contemplative Education, which I believe is one of the most important movements in education today.