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Cultivating Mindfulness in Schools - Mindful Education for Holistic Development

Mindfulness teaches students to pay attention to the present moment through simple breathing and meditation practices. This practice increases awareness, clarity and reality of our present moment realities and in turn helps to reduce stress and anxiety whilst boosting levels of attention and concentration.

No matter what young people are studying, it’s guaranteed that at some points during their education, like writing course work, performing on stage or preparing for exams, they will need high levels of cognitive control, emotional regulation and self-awareness.

Mindfulness practice cultivates the ability to disengage from incapacitating worry and detrimental or self-defeating negative thinking. It helps people change the way they think, feel and act. It aims for people to aspire to be the best version of themselves and empowers them to be whoever they want to be.

Examples where mindfulness can assist students:

* 'Wandering Mind' Our minds wander 50% of the time and by exercising mindfulness our attention becomes more focused and improves the ability to concentrate.

* 'Food for thought' - Great awareness of food and a good diet. It can help teenagers to deal with relationships with food and in turn with body image issues.

* 'Information overload' - To remove themselves from a digital environment and be more present in the current real life moment.

* 'Peace of Mind' - studies have shown that mindful practice reduces stress and anxiety levels, imparting knowledge to deal with situations differently, improving mental health.

* 'In 2 minds' - internal conflict in regards to Peer Pressure – develop confidence in themselves.

School Speakers is offering Mindfulness talks and workshops for students, and teachers, delivered by Sam Pearce

Please contact School Speakers to discuss your requirements and we would be delighted to assist 01924 277343,


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