Mindfulness is being used in schools, colleges and universities to help teachers, children, and students. Mindfulness helps children, students and teachers to improve their concentration, attention, conflict resolution, and empathy.

There are a number of organisations operating in the UK:

Mindfulness for schools provides resources for schools in line with the National Healthy Schools Programme. The syllabus stands on its own as a teaching guide to Wellbeing.

Mindfulness in schools: .b, pronounced [dot-be], stands for ‘Stop, Breathe and Be!’ is the name for the range of courses created by Mindfulness in Schools Project, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools. 

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The Youth Mindfulness Kids programme is a 16-lesson introduction to mindfulness for 7 to 11 year olds comprising fun games, engaging videos, and kinesthetic activities, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. The 16 one-hour lessons build up sequentially, introducing and exploring new facets of mindfulness with each lesson. The first six lessons focus on cultivating the foundations of mindfulness: intention, attention and attitude. As the course progresses, children then learn to cultivate gratitude, handle difficult thoughts and emotions, and finally develop kindness towards themselves and others. The purpose of the programme is for qualities such as awareness, empathy, kindness, compassion, and joy to become living realities in the lives of young children as well as embedded in their classroom community.

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