"If every 8 year old is taught meditation we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation"
According to Mindfulschools, studies conducted in school environment, introduction of Mindfulness based activities have proven benefits for both students and staff. These include:
Lower Educator Stress and improve self-compassion by 90%
Improve Educator connection with students by 82%
Help Educators deliver curriculum with more ease by 80%
Improve Educator’s job satisfaction by 77%
Improve Student focus by 83%
Students are better equipped to deal with external distractions (environment, noise, temperature, unhelpful interactions with peers) or internal distractions (irritations, unfocused or negative thinking). Improved attention allows students to maintain focus and a clear mind required to learn new information.
Encourage Students to show greater compassion by 76%
Improve Student engagement by 75%
Through meta-cognitive approaches promoting 'increased understanding of self and learning how to learn effectively'. Studies have shown noticeable improvements in working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, goal directed behaviour for students who practice meditation.
Improve Student’s emotional regulation by 89%
Students show fewer emotional obstacles standing in the way of their learning and engagement at school.