Student Health and Counselling Service – Manawatu campus

More information on mindfulness

You can access more information on mindfulness in the following document.  You'll see that it is available in PDF and Word format:

What is Mindfulness.pdf (110 KB) What is Mindfulness (45 KB)

This workshop will provide you with an experiential introduction to the principles and practice of mindfulness. Each session includes learning a new mindfulness practice and experiential exercises, as well as opportunity for small and large group discussion, and time for questions. It is an opportunity to experience and explore mindfulness, and to learn how to put the practices and principles into action in your everyday life. Daily practice at home is strongly recommended.

Research shows that beneficial results are achieved from relatively short programmes (such as this workshop) and with relatively small amounts of time spent in daily practice. Monash University’s pilot study on the Mindfulness for Academic Success programme, upon which this one is based, showed a significant improvement in stress scores with 10 minutes a day of practice and a significant improvement in depression scores with 20 minutes a day.

If you are a student or faculty member in School of Veterinary Science, you may be interested in the fact that research has shown that in medical doctors who practice mindfulness the number of clinical errors was reduced and patient care was improved, and this would be likely to be the case for vets also.  At the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Mindfulness is taught as a 3rd year Elective Paper (this is the first veterinary programme to include a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course).

You can access further information about the WCVM programme and the ideas behind it here

When will the workshops take place?

Mindfulness for academic success

Semester one:

Unfortunately, there will be no MAS workshops run in semester one.

Semester two:

It is hoped that the MAS workshops will be run in semester two, and if so,  scheduled dates will be shown on this page.

What have previous participants thought of this workshop?

You can access comments from previous participants here.

For further information

Where you would like further information please contact: Angela Baker, Senior Student Counsellor by email:

See also

Counselling resources on the web

Health and Counselling Services


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