With Canadian Bianca Andreescu’s amazing U.S. Open win on Saturday, people are talking about Andreescu’s use of visualization, mindfulness and meditation and how it might have contributed to her success. Andreescu credited her meditation practice to helping pave the way to her historic victory.

Learn more about mindfulness and meditation. You never know where it might take you… [photo credit: sportsnet.ca]

Meditation also ties into social-emotional learning and self-regulation which are both important components of the personal awareness and responsibility strand of the BC Core Competencies.

Below you will find just a small selection of UBC Education Library books on mindfulness and meditation to help you get started on your journey!

Click on the title or book cover to take you to the item in our catalogue.

Mindfulness on the run: quick, effective mindfulness techniques for busy people
by Hofstee, Chantal
Provides strategies for applying mindfulness techniques in everyday life, with the goal of reducing stress and maintaining a sense of peace and calm.
BF637.P3 H64 2016, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

Mindfulness for students
by Cottrell, Stella
Using a unique combination of mindfulness-based techniques and study skills, this book shows students how to apply mindfulness to their studies and everyday life in simple, practical steps.
LB1065 .C68 2018, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

The mindfulness teaching guide: essential skills & competencies for teaching mindfulness-based interventions
by Brandsma, Rob
You must embody mindfulness in order to teach it. The Mindfulness Teaching Guide offers a thorough and practical guide for mindfulness teachers and professionals, offering a systematic approach to developing the teaching methods, skills, and competencies needed to become a proficient mindfulness teacher.
BF321 .B735 2017, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

Zen teacher: creating focus, simplicity and tranquillity in the classroom
by Tricarico, Dan
In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquillity in the classroom – and in life.
LB2840 .T75 2015, EDUCATION LIBRARY Great Reads

For Children:

I am peace: a book of mindfulness
by Verde, Susan; Reynolds, Peter H
Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolour illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.

Meditation is an open sky: mindfulness for kids
by Stewart, Whitney; Rippin, Sally
Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.
BF723.M37 S74 2015, EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks


LAW LIBRARY level 3: KBP144 .A46 201
Rumee Ahmed, Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE250 .M33 2019
Moira McCarney, Ruth Kuras & Annette Demers, The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, 3d ed. (Toronto: Emond Publishing, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1610 .P75 2019
Brenda Pritchard, Susan Vogt & Daniel Cole, Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, 6th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3328 .S55 201
Hena Singh, A Practical Guide to Conducting Workplace Investigations (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4472 .W35 2019
Lorne Waldman, The Definition of Convention Refugee, 2nd ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC3655 .M87 2019
Ulrike Müßig, Reason and Fairness: Constituting Justice in Europe, from Medieval Canon Law to ECHR (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC5132 .G475 2019
Janneke Gerards, General Principles of the European Convention on Human Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE947 .P486 2019
William Phelan, Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice: Rethinking the Landmark Decisions of the Foundational Period (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Lorne Madgett has been with UBC since 1993, and is currently the e-Resources & Access Library Specialist in Collection Service at the Woodward Library.

Before he started at UBC, Lorne was working at an engineering firm in Ontario. Looking for a change of environment, he decided to hop on a train and venture across the country to Vancouver. “I came across by train in February, which is really interesting, because it was like Siberia across the prairies,” he said. “I’m looking around [Vancouver] and thinking, ‘oh, this is where I got to be’.”

Once Lorne settled in his new home, he decided to enroll in UBC’s Creative Writing program and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While studying at UBC, he started working as a Student Assistant for Janice Kreider, who was the Bibliographer of Science and Engineering at the time, and from there Lorne grew within the University, eventually landing his current role in e-Resources.

Lorne explained how his current role has many commonalities with his engineering past in Ontario, including skills in investigation, exploration, problem solving and technology.

Lorne’s advice to new UBC hires is to explore their position. “Don’t think of the job description as your constraints, think of that as sort of your starting point,” he said. “Always keep your options open, because the whole thing is evolving. It’s never the same, even the tools that we’re using now, two years from now we could be using something completely different. And it’s rapidly changing, what we use in the library and what the patrons want of the library, so I would say, be aware of that, and just keep up and push forward.”

During his off-time, Lorne and his girlfriend enjoy visiting their property on Salt Spring Island. They enjoy eating out at local restaurants, especially sushi, and traveling.

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