What is Mindfulness?
is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds,
moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than
worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to
respond skillfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or
Mindfulness aims to help young people:
· To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and
tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and
listening to others.
· To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative,
more relaxed, both academically and personally.
· To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more
· To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low
· To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such
as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues.
Should you be interested in reading further
about the body of research evidence around the potential benefits of
mindfulness for young people, please do have a look at the following document
by Professor Katherine:
Mindfulness in schools - Research Summary 2012
Further research studies regarding the
benefits of mindfulness for young people can be found on the Mindfulness in
Schools Project Website:
Mindfulness in Schools
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.mindfulnessinschools.org
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