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Mindfulness

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What is mindfulness?

How can mindfulness help me?

Try these acivities at home

What is the Derbyshire Mindfulness Project?

What skills will I learn?

What is mindfulness?

The term mindfulness refers to the ability to direct the attention to experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. (Kabat-Zinn, 1996). The aim is to develop coping skills used throughout school and beyond which can support children in responding more helpfully rather than simply reacting to what is happening in …

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How can mindfulness help me?

There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that mindfulness programmes for children can be highly effective in making important changes, including: reducing stress, improving wellbeing, cultivating empathy and increasing emotional control.   Information on a variety of research studies with adults and children can be found at www.psychologyforchildren.com   Mindfulness when well taught and …

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Try these activities at home

The body scan You will need to find somewhere comfortable to try this out, perhaps put a blanket on the floor, lie on the sofa or your bed. As best you can try to place your attentional focus where requested and explore the sensations with curiosity – what does it actually feel like right now? …

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What is the Derbyshire Mindfulness Project?

We have very exciting news! We are taking part in the Derbyshire Mindfulness Research Project. This project is being funded by North Derbyshire, Hardwick and Southern Derbyshire Central Commissioning Groups (CCG). Derbyshire Educational Psychology Service are working with the Mindful Attention Programme (MAP) to deliver Mindfulness in schools. This means that children in years 5 …

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What skills will I learn?

Children will be taught skills such as: Breathing techniques Body scans – to notice sensations Mindfulness of sounds Over-riding auto pilot Letting thoughts go Combatting thoughts with kindness Noticing feelings

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