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Our Mindful Children in P6&7

4th Feb 2019

Our first week of Mindful Mornings went extremely well, with 17 of our 26 children attending through the week.

Mindfulness classes are running this term for Primary 6 & 7 children from 8.50am until 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The children are already seeing the benefits of our Mindful Mornings and are extremely enthusiastic about attending.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that can be achieved by just 10 minutes of mindful practice each day.

Recognised Benefits of Mindfulness for Mental Health:

  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Improves attention and focus
  • Decreases negative self-belief
  • Enhances happiness
  • Eases symptoms of depression
  • Helps overcome somatic symptoms (physical symptoms caused by psychological problems)
  • Stimulates mindful self- awareness
  • Improves social and emotional skills
  • Develops the ability to manage difficult emotions
  • Decreases hyperactivity and aggression
  • Improves behaviour regulation
  • Reduces reactivity and encourages reflection
  • Improves relaxation and calmness
  • Relieves fears and feelings of helplessness
  • Balances high and low energy levels

Here's how mindfulness can benefit your child's learning.

  • Promotes better work habits and cooperation.
  • Increases school attendance rate.
  • Improves academic performance.
  • Eases test anxiety.
  • Enhances creativity.
  • Leads to a more effective use of knowledge.
  • Enriches reasoning skills and clarity.
  • Improves posture, which assists with fine motor tasks, such as writing.

When it comes to your child's health, studies show that mindfulness:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves digestion and elimination
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Helps chronic illness
  • Increases body awareness and motor planning
  • Enhances sensory integration
  • Reduces stress hormones, such as cortisol