Advantages of Mindfulness for children and teenagers


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Benefits of Mindfulness

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Under Pressure Mindfulness for Teens

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Mindfulness for Kids: What does being present mean?

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Everyday mindfulness

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How Mindfulness Helps Cognitive Benefits. Research has shown that teaching kids mindfulness can impact their cognitive skills, particularly Emotional Benefits. Emotional health, or a positive sense of well-being, is an important component of every child’s life. Social Benefits.

Difficulty. As children grow older, mindfulness has increasing benefits, including: Reduced stress, anxiety and depression Greater attention span and ability to focus Improved ability to self-regulate behaviors Improved confidence in social situations Improved mental health and well-being. Mindfulness exercises are an extremely effective way to stop the anxiety symptoms in children that result (stomach aches, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat ect) and re-regulate blood pressure, breathing and heart rate. Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness for kids may include: 1. Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion. 2.

Improved sleep habits – Mindfulness can help students put their minds at rest and get a better night’s sleep. Improved attention span – Practicing mindfulness on a regular basis can help students improve their attention span. This Reduced levels of anxiety – Learning to turn from negative.

According to research conducted by the University of California in conjunction with Mindful Schools, a program that aims to integrate mindfulness into classrooms, benefits of mindfulness practice for young children include: Improved focus. Improved grades. Decreased stress. When talking with adolescents, you could simply expand on the previous explanation and say that mindfulness is a basic life skill that can benefit us in many ways.

A popular way to put it is to say: mindfulness is about paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment and without judgment. Research confirms that for children, mindfulness can: Mitigate the effects of bullying (Zhou, Liu, Niu, Sun, & Fan, 2016); Enhance focus in children with ADHD (Zhang et al., 2016); Reduce attention problems (Crescentini, Capurso, Furlan, & Fabbro, 2016); Improve mental health and wellbeing; Improve. Many of the benefits of mindfulness for children are the same as the benefits for adults, including: Improving physical health (e.g., reducing pain, lowering blood pressure, improving symptoms of conditions like psoriasis and fibromyalgia). When you practice mindfulness skills, you’re training your attention.

Practicing mindfulness can improve attention for just about everybody — including people who have ADHD, or who think they have trouble paying attention.

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The effectiveness of mindfulness training for children with ADHD and mindful parenting for their parents.

“Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Integrating Theory and Research into Practice” by Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Robert W. Roeser
from Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Integrating Theory and Research into Practice
by Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Robert W. Roeser
Springer New York, 2016

There is less research on the use of mindfulness in children and adolescents than in adults, but the research that does exist indicates that mindfulness techniques can be very useful for youths, albeit with a smaller effect size (Black et al. 2009).

“Positive Psychiatry: A Clinical Handbook” by Dilip V. Jeste, Barton W. Palmer
from Positive Psychiatry: A Clinical Handbook
by Dilip V. Jeste, Barton W. Palmer
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2015

Although the majority of mindfulness interventions have focused on adults, recent research has begun to examine the beneficial effects of mindfulness on at-risk children and adolescents.

“Understanding Pathophysiology E-Book” by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance
from Understanding Pathophysiology E-Book
by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

A common myth about mindfulness is that it will make kids more relaxed.

“Mindfulness in the Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm” by Thomas Armstrong
from Mindfulness in the Classroom: Strategies for Promoting Concentration, Compassion, and Calm
by Thomas Armstrong
ASCD, 2019

Moreover, several studies have replicated evidence that mindfulness can decrease externalizing and problem behaviors in adolescents [3, 31, 60].

“Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice” by Bankole A. Johnson
from Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice
by Bankole A. Johnson
Springer New York, 2010

Nurturing mindfulness in children and youth: Current state of research.

“Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook” by Donald McCown, Diane Reibel, Marc S. Micozzi
from Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook
by Donald McCown, Diane Reibel, Marc S. Micozzi
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Teens may be interested if you explain the difference between mindfulness and relaxation.

“Mindfulness For Dummies” by Shamash Alidina
from Mindfulness For Dummies
by Shamash Alidina
Wiley, 2014

Since those first classes in the Boys and Girls Club a decade ago, I have learned much more about mindfulness, education, psychology, how the human brain changes with mental training, and how to promote a healthy attunement between adults and children.

“The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate” by Susan Kaiser Greenland
from The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Atria Books, 2010

Initial studies of several clinical programs intended to increase mindfulness in parents have been found to be effective.

“Handbook of Family Resilience” by Dorothy S. Becvar
from Handbook of Family Resilience
by Dorothy S. Becvar
Springer New York, 2012

The attitude of mindfulness prevents adolescents from getting stuck in vicious cycles of catastrophic thinking central to the depressive experience or in personal battles centred on trying to find evidence for positive interpretations and against negative interpretations of situations.

“The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach” by Alan Carr
from The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach
by Alan Carr
Taylor & Francis, 2015

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  • I finally got into Yoga and Meditation as part of my daily routines. Now it’s an important part of my schedule. Peace love and respect!

  • I’m an adult and I like a refresher course here and there. I try to remember 2 things: 1) Be in the moment and 2) Observe without judging.

  • Sitting calm in one place is not the only way to medidate. Any activity which we do at full concentration with no mind wandering is simply the medidation. There are few people who’s their work itself is a medidation. Creativity will be at finest.

  • Good video, but mindfulness doesn’t have to be in 15 minute increments. It can be incorporated into other aspects of your life. Just be here, now.

  • some mislending in this video. exp:first, mindfulness is not only abt brain,its for whole body, interm of this, heart is far more important than brain. sec, the real meaning for present is not mean the period of time now occurring, present in mediatation is means free for psycology time.

  • Our lab at the University of Houston specializes in integrating mindfulness and meditation to our academic curricula:) Lots of research that promotes well-being and better academic functioning in our students. Follow our IG @MindfulCoogs for more information!

  • Lucky you, i live in Italy, and here we will never have this thinks, we don’t have even enough professors or working wi-fii(just for the prof. to WORK).
    It will take a LOT of time for revolutionaly thinks like this to come, and, even if they will come, a lot of professors are piece of shit, and don’t care about us.
    Italy have an old society based a lot on the “Kalokagatias”(good and beuty),in my opinion.
    An asocial like me can’t survive the stress of the society, i can’t even be really myselfe with my classmatte.
    God save Italy, if it exist
    (sorry for bad english)

  • Good presentation, brief and to the point. As I understand the comments, it seems that some question if the presentation shows mind training or mindfulness. I would say that we must learn to walk before running. The mind training of meditation is only somewhat useful if we can not use the same concepts throughout the day.
    Mind training shows us how to more control our thoughts when not meditating and doing other tasks.

  • This is mind training. Mindfulness is just observing the mind activity as it is. The mind activity may consist of thoughts, emotions, insights, feelings, sense of breath etc. Observing them as they are and as they arise.One moment a thought may be apparent, then breath, then may be an insight, again breath may be apparent, then an expectation, an insight, breath, breath, compassion, etc. Just observing without trying to remove or breed is Mindfulness.

  • In my experience, mindfulness and meditation have been life changing. I recommend you read the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, it is incredibly helpful for everyone but especially for people who suffer from mental illnessess such as depression and anxiety. Trust me(this book was recommeded to me by a doctor a few years ago), you won’t regret it. ❤

  • I agree there seems to be a confusion here, around what mindfulness actually is…. it’s certainly not controling the mind, but it’s a technique to help develop the optimum conditions for the mind to naturally settle itself and drop into stillness, and for the habits of the mind to be understood, how thought, emotion, desire, aversion and all the other phenomenon of the mind, and of being human, manifest themselves, so that with deep understanding we can start the journey towards ending our own suffering, and charting our own course through life, with insight and clarity….

  • is there anyway that i can share this video with a group of teens? i will be in a place without internet, so i was hoping to copy the embed code but that doesn’t work.

  • The human brain is not evolving, do u really believe this “scientific” lie, even scientists themselves know this theory is full of bs

  • Insight timer app is best for MBSR etc. courses for free, I am not a advertiser but an ordinary guy who’s life is altered by mindfulness meditation.
    Thanks, video was really awesome.

  • Hey psych2go
    I have something to share…
    (*excuse the grammar mistakes*)

    I live in Malaysia I’m 16 years old and
    I really hate myself. At school everyone keeps judging me because I walk weird ( I can’t walk properly since I was 12 and I don’t know why). I only have a few friends but they all don’t understand me even tho I shared them a video about introvert and social anxiety. There is no wonder because none of them knows English…
    I really hate Malaysia’s school system..I don’t go to school so often because I tried to avoid physical education, sport day and school activities… And you know I just got a second warning a couple weeks ago and I will be expel from school soon…

    Sorry this took you so long to read..
    So what do you think? Should I just go to another school after I get expel and do the same thing again?.

    School in Malaysia start on January and I got second warning this month..if I get third or fourth warning I will be expel

  • This approach can be critiqued according to 2 different perspectives. 1. It is not trauma informed. As shown it works unless you have an entrenched trauma state, in which case it is not only impossible, but makes the traumatized person once again feel defeated and broken, contradicting “First. do no harm.” 2. As Janitha below comments, the way breath is used is mere mind training. The video is out of date because the newer neuroscience about Default Mode Networks adds to the understanding described as “brain spends much of it time solving future problems.” That same mind concludes it needs to make itself stop. The wisdom comes from understanding of BREATH. It is NOT observing breath; saying it that way does not reveal that the same undisciplined mind will take the advice to heart and observe the breath. This too is mind activity, and once one leaves the cushion, it stops the practice and returns to inner turmoil. The difficult step is to recognize the DMN and NOT displace it while maintaining attention and concentration. I invite you to take on the task of incorporating this info into a revised version of your video.

  • Do the people who made this not realize that teenagers who compare themselves to others usually have MORE mental health issues? Especially if they compare themselves to famous millionaires…

  • My science teacher does something called “Pause Practice”. I’m pretty sure it’s basically some sort of meditation. We spend 3-5 minutes focusing on noises, feeling, etc. as well as the present moment. It helps he has a super soothing voice. We’ve been doing it a bit less often lately cause school has been more hectic recently, but it’s always nice when it does happen every once in a while.

  • Myself and many many people i know become aware of our breathing and this makes us feel like we are going to lose the automation of breath and like we will not be able to breath anymore and this leads to panic. This is not an isolated phenomenon. Guess meditation isn’t for everyone.

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  • Im a student myself, but i have to say: im Christian and i think mindfulness is wrong, although i am fine with you talking about its benefits. So, sorry for the dislike, but its my way of representing my opinions in the present world�� I will keep on supporting you tho, 1 video is not a big deal and this is what the channel is about and i understand it! Just wanted to tell you to keep doing amazing videos and to justify my dislike and apologise abt it. Not that one subscribers opinions actually affected the channel��, but oh yeah…

  • Me: Goes into online school ” Alright lets get started into somthing new for a change
    Teacher: Assigns video “Teens these days are so depressed”

    Me: Ahh sh**… here we go again

  • A good video but the publisher doesn’t seem to understand the differfence between being in the moment and mindfulness. They are not the same thing.

  • 3 list of mindfulness
    1) breathing
    2) staying calm
    3) and putting ur mind in a calm state
    This is for people who have yoga or any class

  • Hey guys. I’ve been having this thought for a while now. I really think, the sound effects in the “new” intro are rater unsettling.

    I’m in a slightly bad mood right now and tried to calm myself by watching your videos and your intro just has something about it that made me feel even more uneasy. It’s fine for me but I think I can’t be the only one and other people might respond differently. So has anyone ever brought this forth? Have you ever considered changing it?

  • i disagree and believe mindfulness is actually mindlessness. Just as the Ying Yang goes there must be a balance between the two, negativity can offer alot of self reflection and constructive criticism. We live in a very narcissistic world where “mindfulness” can do more harm than good, when you consider the hard truth to face that we are all addicted to short term pleasures and rewards you realize that maybe it isnt good to focus on solely the present and the things that make us feel good and that you need negative reflection to change the things you hate about yourself that you know deep down need to change. Simply giving into the world is NOT a power its giving up, it being a sheep! Focusing on the good more than the bad is not how you master life. I believe this “mindfulness” is being used to further push the masses into impulsive short term thinking.

  • Yeah no such thing at my school. I almost hate all my teachers, and most of my classmates. And frankly, the entire class hates each other. Only when they don’t agree on something.

  • I have practiced mindfulness meditation since July 2017, and I find myself becoming more detached from highschool drama. Because of this, many of my friends call me “weird” but I know that I’m gonna be happier in the long run and they’ll miss out on it.

  • This is such a great clear message. I wonder how many people with anxiety, stress and depression could be helped just by watching this video rather that the meds our society prescribes for such issues. I will be practising this technique because from my research it really does seem beneficial for many many people. Thanks for making this video

  • One time my ela teacher let us take a 2 minute break and it felt great because I could just catch my breath for second. Sadly that was the only time and it doesn’t happen in other classes which makes me sad because everyone needs a break sometimes.

  • All this has been proven true to myself, keep spreading the word. God bless meditation. The drug companies will be out of business if mediations is replaced with dependence on so many drugs for anxiety.

  • Happy Sunday everyone! Here are the many benefits of mindfulness! Also, we are now actively recruiting for new animators/illustrators to add to our team. If you’re interested, give this a read:

  • My counselor just talked to me about mindfulness last week, and I already feel a difference. I get super anxious when I think of what MIGHT happen and the what ifs. So being mindful helps me to remember that those things are NOT happening and that I should enjoy now. I still have a long way to go, but it really helps and I recommend it:’3

  • It wasn’t part of a program or curriculum but I had a teacher who did mediations in their class around finals. It was nice to be able to stop and breathe for a bit in the middle of our day. It helped my anxiety about finals and other things in my life at the time