Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is a modern practice with roots in a number of ancient contemplative traditions, in particular meditation. To be mindful is to be intentionally aware of the present moment, allowing whatever arises to come and go without judgement.

When we consciously bring our awareness to our present moment experience without judgement we learn to intimately connect with the richness of our daily life, loosen destructive thought patterns and increase our levels of personal wellbeing. 

Research has shown that mindfulness is an effective technique to assist in stress reduction. It can also increase self-awareness, enhance general psychological health, increase concentration and decrease levels of depression and anxiety.

Upcoming workshops

Three-week Mindfulness challenge

Calm your thoughts, clear your head and improve your wellbeing in 21 days by learning and practicing Mindfulness.

Learn to:

  • Reduce your study stress and the pressures of daily life
  • Improve your focus and concentration
  • Feel happier and more in control

A 3-part workshop series covering the principles and practice of Mindfulness. We will focus on skills to improve your academic performance, cope with assignments/exams and make study life more enjoyable. Each session explores simple exercises and techniques you can practice immediately to strengthen your sense of wellbeing. Make a commitment to yourself – attending all 3 sessions is required to progressively build your skills and practice of Mindfulness

When: 2, 9 & 16 May 2019 | 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where: Mawson Lakes campus | MC1-05 (Level 1 Room 5, The Mawson Centre)

Alternative dates will be available on other campuses in SP5 2019.



For more information contact Theresa at: Theresa.Heim@unisa.edu.au

Facilitated by the UniSA Counselling Service in partnership with Bupa.


Clear your head

Try this simple mindfulness exercise to clear your head and regain focus:

  • Take ten slow, deep breaths
  • Completely empty your lungs and allow them to refill by themselves
  • Notice the sensations of your lungs emptying
  • Notice your rib cage rising and falling
  • Notice them refilling
  • Notice the gentle rise and fall of your shoulders

After the ten breaths look around the room and notice what you see. What do you hear ... smell … feel?

Try to maintain this focus as you continue with your day.

Students explain how mindfulness has helped them.


Need further assistance?

Contact Campus Central

Your one-stop-shop for student services. UniSA general enquiries: 1300 301 703.