Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Schools
Christine Williams, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
ABSTRACT Stress in childhood negatively impacts learning, memory and emotional development. Emotional regulation is essential for academic success, social relationships and mental health. Stress reduction programs help children with emotional regulation. Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is the most widely researched stress reduction program and research indicates benefits are both psychological and physiological including a reduction in stress reactivity and measureable brain changes. MBSR programs tested in schools have effectively improved children’s calmness and well-being. MBSR programs in schools can improve wellbeing and emotional regulation. Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall 2017: Volume 21, Issue 3 FULL TEXT of this article is available by subscription. See your library or subscribe yourself to print (paper copy).
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