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Mindfulness and ADHD

Recent research took a close look at mindfulness and ADHD to see if this intervention would help with the symptoms of ADHD.

Do you work with students who have ADHD? Recent research took a close look at mindfulness and ADHD to see if this intervention would help with the deficits in executive functioning, including working memory, inhibition, planning, family environment, or cognitive flexibility. Need Mindfulness Resources for Your Classroom? If you need help with mindfulness in your […]

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Mindfulness for Preschoolers

Did you know that mindfulness for preschoolers can help with executive functioning, academic skills and social skills?

Did you know that mindfulness for preschoolers can help with executive functioning, academic skills and social skills? Researchers have explored this topic and have found that mindfulness techniques can be very beneficial when it comes to preschoolers. What Does the Research Say About Mindfulness for Preschoolers? There have been several studies that recognize the benefits […]

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Mindfulness and Executive Functioning

A research study took a close look at mindfulness and executive functioning. Mindfulness interventions may help students with their executive functioning skills.

Do you work with students who struggle with their executive functioning skills such as inhibition or emotional control? Mindfulness interventions may help students with their executive functioning skills. A research study took a closer look at mindfulness and executive functioning. What Are Executive Function Skills? Executive function skills include planning, organization, working memory, initiation, task […]

Motor Accuracy, Visual Perception and Mindfulness

Motor Accuracy Visual Perception and Mindfulness

Motor Accuracy, Visual Perception and Mindfulness Frontiers in Psychology published research examining the effects of a mindfulness program on the performance in visual perception (VP) and motor accuracy, as well as on anxiety levels and self-reported mindfulness in one hundred and thirty-eight 4th and 5th grade students (78 additional students were in a control group). How Does Mindfulness […]

Mindfulness Activities for Children

Here are mindfulness activities for young children to help to relieve stress, improve well being, focus and self regulation skills. Your Therapy Source

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Research indicates that mindfulness techniques in school aged children can help to improve: sense of well being, ability to focus, relaxation and self regulation.  Although mindfulness practices have not been studied in younger children (i.e. preschoolers) […]

Teaching Mindfulness to Children

Practices that cultivate self-awareness and the ability to self-care, such as teaching mindfulness to children, enhance social-emotional learning and executive functions

If you have not yet instituted regular rituals with your children that develop mindfulness, it’s time. The research from neuroscience, education, child development, and positive psychology all agree. Practices that cultivate self-awareness and the ability to self-care, such as teaching mindfulness to children, enhance social-emotional learning and executive functions. They also nurture a positive affect or […]

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Deep Breathing Exercises for Children

There are many benefits of deep breathing exercises for children.  Not only will they help children but the adults who are leading the deep breathing exercises will also benefit.  10 Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises for Children Decreases stress. Reduces anxiety. Helps you to remain calm. Strengthens sustained attention. Sharpens the ability to focus and learn. […]