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Mindfulness in School

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Pam Turlove

on 2 March 2017

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Transcript of Mindfulness in School

Mindfulness in school

The brain and stress
An awareness of the present moment
with acceptance.
Practicing mindfulness allows one to:

Calm the mind
Focus attention
Manage feelings
Integrate brain function
Benefits of practicing mindfulness:
- stress
- anxiety and depression
- perseveration
- risk of aging diseases
- inflammation

+ recovery from illness and injury
+ insight into self and others
+ positive emotion
+ readiness to learn
+ resilience

How can we practice calming the brain?

Create a quiet space
Notice the breath
S.I.F.T.: Sensation, Images, Feelings, Thoughts
Kind thoughts
Peaceful pause
Mindful moment
Self-awareness session
Brain break
What is Mindfulness?
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