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Mindfulness in Schools: Building Resiliency in Kids

There’s a wonderful surge that’s happening in the world of mindfulness right now and its movement into the schools with children. When I saw this video of what they are doing in an elementary school in Oakland, California I was blown away.

One of the kids said:

“Before a test, if we’re nervous, we just breathe, calm down and it sends a message to our mind that ‘we can make it!’

Wow, that is powerful.

For quite a while now researchers have been looking at what makes the seeds of resiliency. I couldn’t have found a more picture perfect example than this child’s proclamation. If we can have the messages bubble up in our youth that “We can make it!” We’re in good shape.

Go ahead and watch for yourself.

Here's the Youtube Video of Mindfulness in Schools

For more good instruction on mindfulness and children you can check out my interview with Susan Kaiser Greenland.

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction provides a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Mindfulness in Schools: Building Resiliency in Kids

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is creator of the six month online program A Course in Mindful Living, author of the book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler: Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind, the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations. Join The Now Effect Community for free Daily Now Moments and a Weekly Newsletter. Dr. Goldstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles.


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Goldstein, E. (2010). Mindfulness in Schools: Building Resiliency in Kids. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2010/06/mindfulness-in-schools-building-resiliency-in-kids/

 

Last updated: 29 Dec 2010
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