What is mindfulness and how does it work?
Mindfulness is learning how to focus on the present moment. By doing this, it has been scientifically proven to help a child’s emotional state which in turn can enhance academic achievement. Mindfulness is a life skill, not a therapy, and provides children with a set of tools which can be used in everyday life.
Mindfulness practices involve:
Learning how to fully direct your attention, either on specific parts of the body, or on thoughts in the mind.
Recognising habitual reactions to stress and how to deal with difficult situations in a more rational way.
Understanding our autopilot behaviour and learning to step out of it.
Focusing in on the breath and using it as an anchor.