Mindfulness for the Next Generation
Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives
Holly Rogers & Margaret Maytan (second edition)
Mindfulness for the Next Generation is the essential text for those interested in teaching mindfulness to college students and other emerging adults. Though written primarily for those who work with emerging adults, the book can also be used as a guide for emerging adults who want to start their own mindfulness practice.
This book is required reading for teachers getting their MIEA Mindfulness teacher certification.
Mindfulness for the Next Generation includes:
- Review of the developmental stage of emerging adulthood and the unique characteristics of this age group.
- Discussion of specific benefits of mindfulness training for this age group.
- Review of research on mindfulness that is relevant for emerging adults.
- General strategies for teaching mindfulness to emerging adults.
- A detailed description of Koru, the evidenced-based, 4-week workshop designed for teaching mindfulness to emerging adults.
- Manual for teaching Koru with specifics for each class including scripts for all the trainings and meditations. Responses to students’ Frequently Asked Questions are also included.
“This book equips students with an approach to stress reduction which works. It is beautifully written with an emphasis on the practical aspects of this therapeutic intervention.“
Keith BrodieFormer Duke University President
“Emerging adults now have a tailored program designed for those who wish to teach them.”
Richard J. DavidsonFounder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds.
“A great guide to teaching meditation to college students. It spells everything out from the meditations to the emails you should send to students!”
Megan AronsonGrief author and speaker
about the author & Co-Founder
Co-Founder of MIEA / Author
Holly is one of the developers of the Koru Mindfulness curriculum and a co-founder of the Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (formerly known as the Center for Koru Mindfulness). She worked for over two decades as a psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services, the student counseling center at Duke University where she developed strategies to help students incorporate the practice of mindfulness into their lives in a meaningful way.
Holly’s own mindfulness practice began more than 25 years ago when she had the good fortune to be taught and mentored by Dr. Jeff Brantley. Since that time, she has integrated the principles and practice of mindfulness into her clinical work with students and been continually inspired by the profound growth she has witnessed.
Holly is the co-author of Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives. She is author of The Mindful Twenty-Something, a handbook for young adults who wish to learn about mindfulness and meditation.
She lives in Durham, NC with her husband, dog, and two cats.