November 7 2018
How much focus do you give to your current experiences before thoughts of past stressors or future activities start creeping in? Throughout our life, we constantly hear the words “pay attention”, but what does that actually mean? Through Mindfulness, we learn how to pay attention and that we don’t have to think about the past or the future. We also learn that we can take a break and rest in the moment. The clinical definition of Mindfulness is paying attention to the here and now with acceptance and non-judgement. Utilizing Mindfulness strategies has amazing benefits. Research shows that practicing mindfulness strategies is not only calming, but it also helps to improve attention, adaptability, compassion, emotional regulation, and resilience. All of these positive effects together can create a perfect classroom environment for you and your students. Mindfulness may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are interested in providing a better classroom environment for your students, check out this website for more information. Also, the Calm app is currently providing it’s mindfulness training tools for free to schools. Click here for more details. I can also provide more personal Mindfulness tips and strategies for you and your classroom so contact me if you are interested in a meeting.