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Mindfulness training improves attention in children

British Psychological Society: A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better.

These are the findings of a study carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge being presented today, 6 September 2013, at the British Psychological Society’s Cognitive Developmental Psychology Annual Conference at the University of Reading.

Dominic explained: “Mindfulness involves paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. It has been shown to reduce levels of stress and depression, and to improve feelings of well-being, but to date researchers have not established…

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Comment from Julia
Time: September 10, 2013, 3:52 pm

Hi,

Can anyone recommend meditation resources (books, CDs, videos) for use in the classroom with primary school children?
i.e. pranayama, guided (imagery) meditation, mindful movement meditations…Many thanks Julia

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: September 10, 2013, 10:49 pm

You’ll find a few resources (or leads to resources) right here on Wildmind.

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