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What is mindfulness learning? Mindfulness training is the teaching or learning of practices designed to help participants increase their ability to live fully in the present moment. The ability to be present and aware is a powerful counter to the common tendencies to relive past events or to worry about potential events.
Why is learning mindfulness important? 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.
How can I practice mindfulness everyday?
- Practice gratitude.
- Check in with your body.
- Pay attention to your heart.
- Fire up your five senses.
- Practice the centering exercise.
- Focus on your breath.
- Observe your thoughts.
- Mindful eating.
What does mindfulness do to the brain? Mindfulness and creativity.
The pre-frontal cortex is the area of your brain responsible for things like planning, problem solving, and controlling your emotions. The grey matter in this area can become thicker after practising mindfulness, showing increased activity in these areas of thought.