Advantages of Mindfulness Education
Mindfulness activities normally come from the ancient Buddhist philosophy which involves individuals being involved in activities of gratitude and self-awareness through meditation while focusing on a specific object without being interrupted with the surrounding or other objects that may be around. In this chapter, we are going to have an opportunity to look at the way mindfulness education is able to assist individuals and also children. Mindfulness education is very important to both the teacher and the student and this is because it provides them with the ability to regulate emotion and be able to think more clearly and therefore during other class sessions students will be in a position to be more alert and also be in a position to understand the teacher more quickly.
Mindful education is able to provide students especially who are in lower classes with the ability of improved attention and this means that they are able to concentrate on what the teacher is teaching in class and therefore the teacher is also able to capture the concentration of the students easily and becomes much easier to understand one another. The use of mindfulness education to both individuals and also children is quite beneficial and this is so because it is able to provide them with mental operations that are centered towards focusing, problem-solving and also working memory and all this combined when enhanced are able to provide the individual or the student with ability to be more productive.
Mindfulness education normally involves a few minutes sessions that are normally done before the classroom lessons begin so that it is able to increase motivation and learning capacity of the students and this has proven to be quite effective and that is why most of the schools are trying to adopt this kind of teaching. The mindfulness education is seen as a social affair and this is because it is a practice that is carried out by both the teacher and the students and therefore it is able to bring them together by enhancing empathy and also promoting pro-social behaviors and this results to a positive relationship between the students and their teacher and also among the students themselves. Due to the increase in the level of toxic stress in most institutions and schools, the use of mindfulness education has become even more important and this is because it is able to reduce stress levels and improve the well-being of students and also individuals. In this chapter, we have been able to look at the different ways in which mindfulness education is being applied to institutions and also schools so that it is able to assist both students and also individuals.