What is Mindfulness?


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 bad. 

 

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 fulfilled).

·       To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods.

·       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 enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org 

or visit www.mindfulnessinschools.org


What is Mindfulness

 

Why Introduce Mindfulness to Your School

 

Letter to parents and carers