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Teens dealing with difficulties through mindfulness in schools programme

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

The benefits of teaching mindfulness to adolescents are confirmed in research between Tonbridge School and the Cambridge University Well-being Institute in the UK.

For some teenagers, lessons in mindfulness are appreciated simply as a way to help them relax and be calm. However, for many the benefits extend well beyond this, helping them cope with exam stress, get to sleep, manage anger, deal with difficult relationships, improve their performance in sports, or simply handle the increasingly stressful pace and pressure of adolescence. 49% of young participants aged 15 said they would like to continue to learn about mindfulness, and 35% said they are planning to use the practices regularly.

See the www.mindfulnessinschools.orgfor more details of the research.