Mindfulness is a Powerful Tool

I keep reading the same research over and over again about the benefits of mindfulness for any age. In her book, Mindfulness for Children, Camelia Gherib writes, “Mindfulness is a powerful tool. …to have greate self-awareness, feelings, and needs, and mindfulness improves concentration. … It helps (children) speak their mind, better communicate their needs, and have greater awareness of their emotions and feelings. …they develop excellent coping skills for stress and other difficult emotions….increases mental health and allows children to focus and concentrate on specific tasks for a longer period of time.” Considering the statistics found in Ensouling Our Schools by Jennifer Katz, regarding the vast number of mental illness among Canadian youth, families, schools and communities could benefit tremendously by merely including a mindfulness activity daily.

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