At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.
Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to motivated learning.
Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research and Professor of Human Development and Psychology, is the principal investigator of a new grant received by the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State to teach adolescents mindfulness practices that may strengthen their attention, executive function, and emotion regulation skills.
Indiegogo push will fund compassion-sharing platform through workshops and trainingNew York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2014 -- Homes and schools used to be safe and happy havens. Carin Winter believes that they can become that way again. She decided to do something to raise up a standard against the assault on safe schools and a safe world. With her Be Mindful Education Program, she is turning the tide by developing this platform of mindful education; which involves reminding children that they effect the world around them and that others effect them. With a four-legged foundation centered upon the principles of fairness, generosity and the life's breath and compassion, she believes that a healthy vein has been tapped into to sway things in a positive direction.
Parents, like teachers, know first-hand how kids can flare up. How a simple, no, can lead to an I hate you. Or how a perceived slight can lead to a physical altercation on the playground. Teaching children mindfulness -- like teaching them math -- provides them a valuable skill and one that that will have practical applications every day of their lives, present and future.
In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we're constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and th...