Why teach mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a tool that can reduce stress, improve focus, and help us to make more thoughtful decisions. Many people find simple pleasure in taking a mindful break during the day to just be.
What will we Learn?
The curriculum we use is designed by Mindful Schools, an organization which began their work in Oakland public schools.
Lesson 1: Mindfulness of Sound
Lesson 2: Anchor Breath
Lesson 3/15: Heartfulness
Lesson 4: Awareness of Thoughts
Lesson 5: Counting Breaths
Lesson 6/13: Mindfulness of Judgement
Lesson 7: Mindful Eating
Lesson 8: Connection to Others
Lesson 9: Past/Present/Future
Lesson 10/11: Body Scan
Lesson 12: Soaking in the Good
Lesson 14: Mindful Walking
Lesson 16: Mindfulness of Emotions
Lesson 17: Mindfulness in Conversation
Lesson 18: Gratitude and Appreciation
Further Research & Resources
Young people explaining mindfulness
Don't Flip Yo Lid
Mindfulness For Teens
Mission High School
Why Mindfulness is a Superpower
How Mindfulness Empowers Us
The Scientific Power of Meditation
Mindfulness 101: A Beginner’s Guide Animation
60 minutes with Anderson Cooper on Mindfulness
6o minutes excerpt (12 min.)
What is mindfulness?
Some ways to practice at home...
This is one of my personal favorites...
Mind Body Awareness Project (videos)
Classroom Breathing Exercises (video)
Breath & Movement (video)
Mindfulness for Teens (audio)
MARC/UCLA (English & Spanish audio)
12 minute Self-Compassion (audio)
A meditation to recharge your mind (audio/article)
Setting a Morning Intention (audio)
Rosebud/Thorn meditation (audio)
Back to the Basics/Growth Mindset (audio)
Making Wise Choices (audio/article)
Faculty Support / Mindful Team