What does it mean to be mindful?
Everyone has the ability to bring their undivided attention to what they are doing in the present moment – this is a natural ability. Being mindful is learning how to extend and maintain those moments of focus for increasing amounts of time. The natural ability to focus is converted to a skill through gentle guidance and practice.
Students and teachers can use these skills at any time during the school day when extra attention or a calmer, kinder environment is beneficial. Students can also use these important skills in their lives away from school whenever they feel frustrated, angry or stressed, or when they simply want to accomplish a task or make progress towards a goal.
Our techniques train the brain self-regulation and impulse control to help with emotional regulation and focused attention. After repeated practice neural connections develop which help students access their internal power, and develop constructive habits of thinking and acting.