03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

The New ABCs: Schools Add 'Mindfulness Training' To The Curriculum

Mindfulness, while common in hospitals, corporations, professional sports and even prisons, is relatively new in the education of squirming children. But a small but growing number of schools in places like Oakland and Lancaster, Pa., are slowly embracing the concept -- as they did yoga five years ago -- and institutions, like the psychology department at Stanford University and the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, are trying to measure the effects.

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