Skills for life meditation is a beneficial practice that absolutely anyone can incorporate into their daily routine. Even children. In fact, schools around the world are taking to meditation and mindfulness to help children manage their emotions, improve their concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, boost social skills and overall to become calmer, happier and more successful members of society.
How Does Meditation in Schools Benefit Children?
According to ‘Mindfulness in Schools,’ the evidence from two recent systematic reviews and 20 individual studies conclude that well-conducted mindfulness interventions can have a number of positive effects on children’s mental, emotional, social and physical health and wellbeing.
Mindfulness Meditation in schools has been shown to:
- Reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity and bad behaviour
- Improve sleep
- Increase self-esteem, positivity and confidence
- Promote relaxation, calmness and the ability to manage behaviour and emotions
- Contribute directly to the development of performance skills and executive function
- Help kids to pay attention, stay focused, use skills effectively and think outside the box
- Improve memory and planning/problem solving/reasoning skills
- Improve social skills
Overall, evidence concludes that children and adolescents who are mindful tend to experience higher wellbeing, better social skills and greater academic achievement.
Why Should Skills for Life Meditation be Used in Schools?
Skills for Life Meditation is an easy and enjoyable practice that both adults and kids can learn and enjoy. It is a simple and natural process that encourages the mind to settle to an extremely calm level of mental stillness, while the body relaxes into a state of deep rest.
The unique experience of ‘restful alertness’ that Skills for life meditation promotes produces a number of benefits that flow into relationships, health, school/work performance and life in general. When used in schools, Skills for life meditation will lead to happier, calmer and more attentive children.
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