"What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment, and doing it intentionally and with non-judgment. Mindfulness meditation practices refer to the deliberate acts of regulating attention through the observation of thoughts, emotions and body states. Typical mindfulness activities include:
Mindful non-judgmental awareness of breath, body, feelings, emotions and/or thoughts (in sitting meditation practice or throughout the day)
Mindful walking meditation
Mindful body scan in a sitting or lying down position
Listening with non-judgment
What can mindfulness do for students?
Reduced Stress: Improved ability to manage stress
Increased Focus: Improved ability to pay attention, focus and concentrate
Improved Emotion Regulation: Reduced impulsiveness, improved child behavior (rowdiness, suspensions, expulsions)
Increased Emotional Intelligence: Improved conflict resolution skills
Increased Empathy and Respect: Increased empathy and understanding of others
Increased Resilience: Increased capacity to overcome challenges
Improved Physical Well-being: Increased engagement in physical activity
Improved Creativity & Collaboration: Improved expression of creative arts."
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