Friday, September 6, 2013

Can "Mindfulness" Training Help ADHD Kids in School?

Hi Friends,
We have talked a lot about Neurofeedback recently, and have seen really good results from that, and today there is an article in Science Daily about Mindfulness Training.

Basically it talks about the benefits of "Mindfulness" training for kids who have trouble staying focussed in school.  But what IS "Mindfulness training?

"Mindfulness" is defined as learning to direct our attention to whatever task is at hand at any given moment. When someone is taught mindfulness, they are taught to slow down and experience the moment they are in. This is not a natural state for children who may have ADHD or other mental distractions that keep them from functioning at their best levels in school. 

Not all schools offer Mindfulness training courses as part of their curriculum, and not all parents are able to or have access to private Mindfulness programs.  However, the Internet is full of all kinds of games for kids, exercises and information on Mindfulness techniques that any parent can take advantage of the opportunity if they think their child might benefit.

Check out the links below and let us know what you think!

Mindfulness training improves attention in children

http://mindfulnessinschools.org/

 http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/

http://www.mrsmindfulness.com/how-to-teach-mindfulness-to-children/

http://humanityquest.com/topic/art_activities/index.asp?theme1=mindfulness

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for this info, I re-posted it on my blog as well. I see with my own boys that biofeedback really does help.

    Thanks again hun! :-) Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks for the re-post MsMoozy! and the comment. I was happily amazed at the free resources and exercises available to try out with kids. A great way to get started without the $$

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