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)

Articles

&

Resouces

Mindfulness &

Neural Integration

A TED talk

Dr. Dan Siegel talks about how mindfulness brings about neural integration. 

Healthy Habits of Mind

A film

This film describes why mindfulness belongs in education, covering neuroscience, educator training, and showing mindfulness implemented in the classroom.

Just Breathe

A video clip

Children explaining what mindfulness means. 

7 Things Mindful People Do

An Article

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.

  • about discipline.

  • a cure all.

  • religious.

  • for everyone, every time.

Mindfulness is:

  • focused attention.

  • 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.

Books

&

Links

Full Catastrophe Living

by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindfulness Solution

by Ronald D. Siegel

Parenting from the Inside Out

by Dan Siegel

Sitting Still Like A Frog

by Eline Snel

Mindful Schools

Mindful 

Greater Good