正念--校园

正念对于儿童,少年,青年的益处诸多。数据包含了随机对照试验,神经科学研究。

如资深退休教授,凯瑟琳·尉尔《Professor Katherine Weare (Emeritus Professor, Southampton and Exeter Universities)》获奖研究摘要中所调查:当孩童与青年接触正念时能良好改善他们的情绪控制能力,精神状态。在校的学生能够更加专注,甚至提升身体健康的状况。这些干预活动又相当经济,能在短时间内生效,在广阔范围内能使用。关键是,师生们能以有趣,和谐的方式一同学习。

在我国(新加坡),有些学府以介绍一些正念的活动给学生。如报章 (17/3/2017)所报道,超过10所学府把正念课程融入校内活动,学生们明显的变得更专注,冷静,与清醒。小学的负责老师说,正念帮助孩子调节自己的情绪和思想。

针对7-11岁儿童的'Paws b'和针对11-18岁年轻人的'.b',是 Mindfulness In School Project(MiSP)的两个以课堂为主的正念课程。

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.b class

.b for young people aged 11-18

Dot be(.b) is a 10- session curriculum for young people aged 11-18 and is offered formally as a series of lessons to the usual classes in schools, and informally through integrating the learning and practice of mindfulness in the children’s everyday lives. In UK, MiSP programs have been conducted in more than 1,000 schools and benefited about 400,000 primary and secondary students.

.b aims to help young people to:

  • Cultivate emotional intelligence by managing emotions and compulsive reaction, thus enhancing their social skills.
  • Improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others.
  • Experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled).
  • Work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods.
  • Cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues.

The feedback from students who take part in .b is very positive.  These are the comments from over 1400 students, having taken part in the .b programme: https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Website-Feedback-for-.b-NP-1.pdf

For research evidence around mindfulness for both young people and school staff, you may find them here: https://mindfulnessinschools.org/mindfulness-in-education/why-do-it/

Paws b

Paws b for children aged 7-11

Paws b is a 6-12 session curriculum for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of lessons to the usual classes in schools, and informally through integrating the learning and practice of mindfulness in the children’s everyday lives. In UK, MiSP programs have been conducted in more than 1,000 schools and benefited about 400,000 primary and secondary students.

During the course they will be learning about many things, including:

  • Specific areas of the brain and how these affect our ability to focus, make good choices, recognise when we need to steady ourselves when our body or mind is busy or out of balance.
  • Ways that mindfulness can support them in many day-to-day activities, including concentration and memory, behavioural self- management, and in relationships with family and friends.
  • Ways to respond rather than react – and therefore make better choices and take best care of themselves and others.

The feedback from children who have taken part in Paws b is very positive. They report enjoying the lessons and find the learning supports them in a broad range of situations from being able to concentrate and focus more easily in school to helping them feel calmer in exams and competitions. Many have described sharing the learning with other family members and finding it helps them with their relationships with family and friends.

You can see a summary of feedback about Paws b from over 1000 students here:   https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Website-Feedback-for-Paws-b-NP-1.pdf

For research evidence around mindfulness for both young people and school staff, you may find them here: https://mindfulnessinschools.org/mindfulness-in-education/why-do-it/