There is a growing movement that is bringing mindfulness to schools, not only to students (and athletes) but also to faculty and staff. The amount of research that validates the benefits of mindfulness, including its positive impact on human relations, is vast, and so are the resources available.
A Google search of ‘mindfulness in schools,’ for instance, currently brings up 10,100,000 results.
A simple look at the Mindfulness in Schools Project website provides a good view of the range and reach of this movement.
.b, pronounced [dot-be], stands for ‘Stop, Breathe and Be!’ is the name for the range of courses created by Mindfulness in Schools Project, a charity whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.
Here are links to some videos that introduce the theme of mindfulness in general and its application in educational settings:
1 – Two 3-minute videos that explain what mindfulness is by Dan Harris, ABC News anchor and author of the book 10% Happier
2 – A 3-minute lovely video – Just Breathe — where kids talk about how mindfulness meditation helps them control their negative emotional outbursts.
3 – A 5-minute video where middle-school kids are taught mindfulness to cope with anxiety and stress
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