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Mindfulness Practice in Education
Education today can be stressful. High expectations of students can create stress and worry. For the modern student, cultivating a mindfulness practice contributes to holistic education. By training the mind through specific practices, teachers, students and parents can learn to relate with thoughts and emotions.
Over the last ten years, training in the cultivation of moment-by-moment focused attention has thrived in the field of education. Research on mindfulness suggests that sustained mindfulness practice enhances attention and emotional regulation and promotes flexibility. This offers real benefits.
For educators, practice of mindfulness skills can increase well-being and ability to maintain supportive relationships with students. Students doing these practices show a range of cognitive and social benefits. These include improvements in memory, attention, academic skills, social skills, and emotional regulation.
At the Asian Center for Applied Mindfulness we believe that a practice based curriculum, facilitated by experienced mindfulness instructors can prepare teachers, parents and administrators to train children and other educators.
Train Your Staff
We provide training and certification. We help teachers, students and parents develop tools to cultivate confidence in their ability to work with their minds. In this way we help foster kindness. We can provide training specific to your organization’s needs and the needs of your staff. See curriculum for The Course here.
Promote Inner Resilience
We see students who meditate, report improvements in mood, with less anxiety. Through practice, students give the mind a chance to rest. Insights happen and there’s improved learning. By reducing stress, students process information better with more resilience. A key aspect of a child’s educational experience might be this inner capacity of resilience.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally.Jon Kabat-Zinn
What is really happening in meditation is that we are developing the ability to think when we want to, and to not think when we don’t want to.Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche