Mindfulness is about creating a present-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, or surrounding environment.
It also includes the intentional nurturing of positive states of mind such as kindness and compassion.
Supported by over 30 years of research and current neuroscience among adults and a growing literature of youth, the practice of mindfulness has shown three key benefits:
Social and Emotional Skills
SCIENCE NOT MEDITATION
Mindfulness modern history can be traced to MIT in the United states where Prof’ Jon Kabat-Zinn first began integrating mindfulness into his work with people suffering with high states of stress and anxiety in the early 1980's.
Today Mindfulness is widely integrated into schools from the US to Scandinavia. The reported results from educators are compelling.
WHY MINDFULNESS IS NEEDED
Healthy stress is normal and a natural part of life. It helps children build resilience by being challenged and adjusting to different situations so they can grow and develop.
But when life's demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with those demands, this affects students attention, focus, emotions, sleep and moods.
You can help your child or students adapt and build their resilience by adopting mindful tools and techniques to deal with many life situations.
For more information:
Our Mind Set Grow Program
Mindful Primary to High School Transition Program
Mindful Exams Program
Mindful in School Program - For Schools
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Source: Mindful Schools