teaching mindfulness in schools
Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and kindness. This helps us to not only appreciate what is going well but to respond more skilfully in the here and now to life's inevitable challenges.
Studies of school mindfulness programmes, including MiSP’s .b curriculum, provide evidence that they have the potential to improve some pupils’ behaviour, psychological health, and executive functioning, including regulating attention and behaviour.
Brain imaging studies show that mindfulness practice reliably and profoundly alters the structure and function of the brain to improve the quality of thought, feeling and concern for others.