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Mindfulness Enhances School Performance

Although the practice of mindfulness meditation has been around for a while, it is only in recent times that it has begun to gain traction in schools. As more research builds up to support the case for mindfulness, more schools are beginning to incorporate mindfulness into the curriculum. The body of scientific research illustrating theContinue reading “Mindfulness Enhances School Performance”

Colouring for Mindfulness, Stress Therapy, Concentration and Memory

The adult colouring book is the new therapy for stress. They call them Mindfulness Colouring Books because they’re supposed to help you practice mindfulness – which we all know is good for the mind and body. When it comes to practising mindfulness, it gets a bit challenging because it’s difficult to sit still and be awareContinue reading “Colouring for Mindfulness, Stress Therapy, Concentration and Memory”

Books for Guided Imagery: Imagine That! and Other Books

Although the practices of meditation has been in existence for longer than we have had records, it is only in recent times that the mainstream population have started to take notice of it. There is much documented evidence on the beneficial effects of meditation on the mind and body and it is not only good for adults – itContinue reading “Books for Guided Imagery: Imagine That! and Other Books”

Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness with the Children

We know about the benefits of teaching children about meditation and mindfulness but how do we put that into practice? While the idea is great, the practice sometimes goes a little awry, so here are some terrific tips we found from Kidsstuffworld and HuffingtonPost that we’re borrowing… 1. Mindful Smelling. Collect a few household items for your children to smell,Continue reading “Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness with the Children”

Enhancing the Body with a Well-Trained Mind

In recent times, we have read a lot about the mind-body connection where movement of the body is connected to development of the brain. This connection is so deeply entwined that the converse is also true – where training the mind can affect the body. Sports professionals know the importance of mental discipline and having a well-trained mind andContinue reading “Enhancing the Body with a Well-Trained Mind”

Stay Mindful and Meditate

In the chaos that ensues in our daily lives, there is rarely a moment where we can rest, be still and be fully present. Drifting away with our thoughts of yesterday and tomorrow, it is easy to forget how to be present today. We are always on the move and in haste, and we hardly stop toContinue reading “Stay Mindful and Meditate”

Mindfulness Resources for Families

Our interest in mindfulness began when we learned about how: mindfulness training can improve working memory, reading comprehension and task focus mindfulness meditation improves learning and memory processes What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness Meditation is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing, bodily sensations and mental relaxation. The primary focus is to concentrateContinue reading “Mindfulness Resources for Families”

The MindUP Curriculum

Goldie Hawn created an early childhood education curriculum?! Yes, she did. I chanced upon it when I was flipping through her book – 10 Mindful Minutes – at the bookstore. The only reason the book caught my eye is because I have been looking into the benefits of mindfulness meditation and discovering that there surprisingly numberContinue reading “The MindUP Curriculum”