Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in School


by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 1, 2019

Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in School

Thanks to a new study that has been undertaken by the British government that will run up until 2012, children in schools will be taught about meditation and mindfulness. This comes as it is become known that when a child acts out, by kicking and screaming sometimes, it is only to express the complex emotions they have and that they do not understand.

So, these classes will help solve this problem by improving the youth’s overall mental health. This is why 370 schools across the country will now be getting classes to teach meditation, techniques for muscle relaxation and breathing exercises for mindfulness.

Children are not the only ones who are going to be able to enjoy this since secondary school students will get classes about it but they will be able to dive deeper into the subject with lessons about awareness and how to increase this in their everyday lives. These teachings are a step forward to treating mental health issues that are often ignored since only 1 out of 5 children with mental health issues are able to get access to treatment.

Even though it seems foreign and uncomfortable, it is time that we start teaching children how to deal with their emotions in a proper way. Such teachings should show results and help children be more focused in class thanks to the habit of clearing their mind from stress and anxiety.

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