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. Students who have the opportunity to practice mindful education are normally in a position to be able to regulate their emotions and thus provide them with ability to think more clearly and therefore while they are having the other lessons they are able to understand the teacher faster and be able to respond to the teachers teachings in a positive way.
When it comes to mindful education students especially who are in lower classes are able to improve their attention and this enables the teacher to be able to capture the concentration of the children and therefore it becomes easier to teach them and also easier for the children to learn. It is quite beneficial to use mindfulness education to students and also to individuals and this is because it includes what is called the executive function and this involves mental operations which involve focusing, problem-solving and also working memory which is able to be enhanced and therefore an individual is able to perform better in terms of productivity.
Majority of schools and institutions are practicing mindfulness education and this is because it is able to increase the motivation and learning capacity of students and individuals and for this reason it is a practice that is normally done before the classroom sessions begin and also before individuals begin their working sessions. Due to the fact that that mindfulness education is a practice that is carried out by both the teacher and the students, it only brings cohesion and therefore enhances empathy and promotes pro social behavior and this provides a positive relationship between the students and the 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.