Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), as pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others, is now being successfully applied in myriad areas of human activity—and most recently, in education. It’s no surprise that psychologists and educators have found that mindfulness-based practices improve attention and performance and reduce stress in the classroom and in other school-based activities. This practical guide explains mindfulness and its applications and shows educators how it can be used with students.
- cultivating resilience and managing stress
- emotional development
- communication and relationships
- mindful use of technology
- mindfulness for enhancing creativity
- mindfulness and sports
- teaching with attention
- working with resistance
- managing personal stress in the classroom
- and much more
This book is essential reading for teachers, counselors, parents of children high-school-age and above, and college and graduate students.