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Is mindfulness in schools effective? A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.
What are the benefits of mindfulness for students? Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness may include: Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion. Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being. Decreased levels of stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior.
What is mindfulness research? Research in mindfulness has identified a wide range of benefits in different areas of psychological health, such as helping to decrease anxiety, depression, rumination, and emotional reactivity. Research has also shown mindfulness helps to increase well-being, positive affect, and concentration.
Is there any evidence that regular practice of meditation and mindfulness have a positive influence on educational outcomes? (2008) Mindfulness meditation may lessen anxiety, promote social skills and improve academic performance amongst adolescents with learning difficulties.