Mindfulness is an important part of our daily routine and is practised at least twice throughout the day. We embrace Mindfulness for a number of reasons.
- It can literally change children’s brains when consistently practised over 8 weeks. The amygdala, the threat system in the brain, shrinks and the cerebral cortex thickens which means we become less stressed and more focussed in our everyday lives.
- Mindfulness improves children’s overall capacity to learn. When children feel better, they learn better.
- A wealth of positive research shows the positive impact of Mindfulness on children’s behaviour, emotions, academic skills, well being, mental health, social emotional skills etc.
- It is a preventative and restorative approach to behaviour. So when we embed Mindfulness in classrooms we work to approach the emotions that lie beneath the behaviours.