Mindfulness Training

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Mindfulness is about being fully aware of living, right now, in this moment. Children often pay more attention to the present moment than adults do. However, as children get older, they are often told what to do, what time to go to school and to hurry up with an activity. They become less aware of what they are doing in the present. In education, studies of mindfulness training suggest that mindfulness has the benefit of improving children’s attention and social skills, reducing anxiety and improving a sense of calmness and self- regulation. Through mindfulness training, children with ADHD and anxiety are found to: 

  • Focus better
  • Less stressed and anxious
  • Less impulsive
  • Better control of their aggression 
  • Have a positive outlook
  • More optimistic
  • Kinder toward self and others
  • Have greater empathy toward others
  • Have better planning and organization skills

Likewise, caregivers of special needs children also benefit a great deal from mindfulness practice which helped to :

  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improve life satisfaction
  • Improved sleep