Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence for School Children

Having just completed another workshop on mindfulness for school teachers, I thought I'd share some tips and tools for any teachers out there interested in trying out some easy practices.... Why do mindfulness practices with students? You are teaching them to be aware of themselves- their emotions, their thoughts, which allows them to self-regulate. You are giving them practical tools to help with stressful experiences such as tests and exams. When you are in a state of high stress you are flooded with Cortisol - and this stops you literally thinking- you ‘Flip your lid’. Students are also learning to train their attention. More important that ever in this world of distractions. Some easy pr

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