Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose,
in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
~Jon Kabat Zinn: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduc1on (MBSR)
A TED talk
Dr. Dan Siegel talks about how mindfulness brings about neural integration.
Healthy Habits of Mind
This film describes why mindfulness belongs in education, covering neuroscience, educator training, and showing mindfulness implemented in the classroom.
A video clip
Children explaining what mindfulness means.
7 Things Mindful People Do
Elisha Goldstein on the ways we can increase the intention of being more present in our lives.
Mindfulness is not:
absence of emotion.
absence of discernment.
a cure all.
for everyone, every time.
objective self awareness in various contexts.
developing self acceptance.
developing compassion for self and others.
What neuroscience research is saying about
the benefits of Mindfulness:
Increased attention and concentration on tasks.
Amelioration in working memory.
Amelioration in emotional self-regulation and self control.
Amelioration in self esteem and care.
Increased empathy and respect for self and others.
Decreased depression and reduction in pain levels in adults.