Mindful Coloring and Mindful Reading

Mindful Coloring

At least one study suggests that coloring can help relieve exam-related stress.

From November 21 through December 9, the law library is offering coloring pages (take one and it’s yours) and colored pencils (return them when you’re done) at the circulation desk.

Coloring pages are available in four categories: law, legal research, geometric, and mandalas.

Mindful Reading

E-books on mindfulness are available to law students through USC libraries.

Click on a book cover image below to go to an e-book’s entry in the online library catalog. From that page, look just below the words “Connect to” in the center for the appropriate link to click on. You will need to enter your USC Network ID and password (same as for your email). Then you can access the e-book.

mindful-way-through-stress-book-cover This guide to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) contains vivid stories and everyday examples. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, you’ll be taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises.

Audio tracks for guided meditation are included as part of the e-book.

mindful-way-workbook-book-cover The 8-week program covered in this workbook is built on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which has been tested and proven effective in clinical trials to help overcome depression, anxiety, and stress The authors introduce specific mindfulness practices to try each week, plus reflection questions and tools for tracking progress.

Audio tracks for guided meditation are included as part of the e-book.

mindful-compassion-book-cover In order to fully thrive, we require motivation. Compassion, like anger or aggression, is an extremely powerful motivational force that can bring about real, lasting change. This book shows how mindfulness and compassion can work in harmony to offer a new, effective, and practical approach to overcoming everyday problems.

Book information above is excerpted and adapted from publishers’ descriptions.

See more mindfulness resources available via USC libraries.