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Mindfulness for Pre-meds

This lesson introduces mindfulness as a powerful tool for pre-med students to manage anxiety and stress, offering practical exercises and the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into daily routines.
  • Mindfulness is defined as awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, emphasizing intention, attention, and attitude.
  • The lesson shares personal experiences and research studies highlighting the relevance of mindfulness for pre-meds and medical students, including reduced stress, improved focus, and increased compassion.
  • Practical mindful routines are suggested, such as mindful hand washing and the door technique, which can be easily integrated into daily life to foster mindfulness.
  • The lesson also previews upcoming topics in the series, including breathing to anchor, body scanning, the wandering mind, and mindful conversations, aimed at deepening mindfulness practice.
Introduction to Mindfulness
The Relevance of Mindfulness for Pre-Meds
Practical Mindful Routines