P22. Contemplative Practices in the Classroom: Managing Stress and Increasing Self-Compassion


Stress among college students is at a critical level. Fifty percent of students experienced moderate stress in the past year (ACHA, 2020). Trends indicate students are more stressed and stressors impact quality of life (Ribeiro et al., 2017). Contemplative practices, such as compassion training, can help manage stress. The study surveyed undergraduate students about perceived stress, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Results indicate while students have high levels of stress, contemplative practices may positively impact self-compassion and mindfulness.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Michele McGrady, PhD, MA (Western Michigan University)

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