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Mindfulness in Schools

The Mindfulness Summit -- You're Invited

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They ca...

Rethinking Professional Development: Using Mindfulness to Explore the Emotional Labor of Teaching

Elizabeth Frias, PhD | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Frias, PhD

Taking the time to practice mindfulness is an excellent opportunity for teachers to stop, sit quietly, and bring awareness to their emotions and how those emotions may be affecting them physiologically.

Carolyn Gregoire

How Mindfulness Has Changed The Way Americans Learn And Work | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

We Can't Eat Money: A Journey to Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sunny Wight

We have to ask ourselves, would we hand drugs to our kids? Would we provide them with a chronic dependency that rules their lives? No, we wouldn't. So why do we continue to hand them stressful lives with a shrug of our shoulders, and a blasé acceptance that it's 'just the way it is'?

2015: The Year We Evolve on Purpose

Sunny Wight | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Sunny Wight

Mindfulness is a popular word all of a sudden, but it's really important to understand that it's not a "thing." It's not a product, gimmick or concept...

'Mindful Moments' Program Has High School Students Begin And End Each Day With Meditation (VIDEO)

Posted 11.18.2013 | Education

Many schools have experimented with incorporating mindfulness programs in their curriculums to boost focus and lower stress levels, but one Baltimore ...

The One Trick That Can Reduce Daily Stress In The Classroom

Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Vicki Zakrzewski Imagine this: In the middle of a lesson, one of your students deliberately makes an offensive remark that causes the other st...

What (Most) Schools Fail To Teach

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

What if there was something schools could do that was scientifically shown to promote emotional resilience, physical health and academic performance? But what if only a few schools had started to incorporate it into their curriculum?

Mindfulness Training In Schools Can Help Relieve Teens' Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

It's at the most stressful times of the school year -- like during exam periods -- that strategies to relieve academic pressure mean the most. And re...

The Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation For Kids

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

As more adults turn to mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation to combat mounting stress in their own lives (91 percent of Americans experience...

Parents Up In Arms Over School District's 'Eastern' Mindfulness Program

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

Recent research may tout the benefits of mindfulness programs in schools -- including improved test scores and decreased stress -- but some parents ar...

How Mindfulness Could Protect Your Kids From Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents

Mindfulness, the practice of cultivating focused awareness on the present moment, has been shown to have a number of benefits, including emotional sta...

Changing The Landscape of Childhood Learning

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Over 1,000 schools are using MindUP and showing improvements in test scores and grades as well as reductions in disruptive classroom behaviors.