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What are the benefits of mindfulness?

Researched shows a strong potential for improving mental wellbeing

We've selected 5 important research studies that have show benefits of children practicing mindfulness to support mental health and wellbeing:

Reduced Anxiety Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) was shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression among adolescents, and these effects were maintained at a 3 month follow-up. MBSR also improved self-esteem and sleep quality. Biegel et al (2009)

Improved Focus

A school-based mindfulness training program involving 8 weekly sessions of 30 minutes each improved children's attention and behaviour. The program included both child and teacher components and was well received by children and teachers. It also increased classroom engagement and prosocial behaviour. Segal et al (2014)

Supports ADHD & Autism A pilot study of 8 adolescents with ADHD who took part in a mindfulness course and showed significant improvements in inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, quality of life, and self-esteem. Zylowska (2008)

Better Classroom Behaviour School-based mindfulness interventions improve social and emotional skills, reduce aggressive behaviour, and improve academic achievement in children. Effects are stronger for younger children and for interventions with both teacher and student components.​ Schonert-Reichl and Hymel (2007)

Better Sleep A study with adolescents aged 13-19 constituted a 6 session intervention that included components of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and insomnia treatment. There were significant reductions in mental health distress and improvements in sleep. Bootzin and Stevens (2005)


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