Can mindfulness improve pupils’ concentration?

Mindfulness is a psychological technique which is said to help combat stress. But should it be widely introduced in schools? The practice of mindfulness - which draws on Buddhist thinking - has become increasingly popular in recent years. There have been calls for brain-training techniques, using breathing to achieve mental clarity, to be introduced in [...]

2016-05-12T12:34:18+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Schools are now teaching kids, and their parents, how to deal with stress

At its best, the practice works like a rewarding timeout for all ages — a more effective version of “Seinfeld’s” Frank Costanza screaming, “Serenity now!” And with research linking mindfulness to improved focus, mood and behavior, the movement has ballooned, spreading from health-care institutions to Fortune 500 companies, the military and athletics. Now, it’s increasingly [...]

2016-03-06T12:13:46+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Tags: , |