Mindfulness at MED
MED has introduced mindfulness instruction to our school day! What is mindfulness? In a nutshell, it’s our ability to be fully present and not distracted, overwhelmed, or overly reactive to what goes on in our daily lives. And we can improve this ability greatly through meditation.
So, each morning MED has been taking a few minutes to do some mindfulness-building together as a school. Over the school loudspeaker, one of our fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Rivet, has been leading breathing and movement exercises designed to help our students focus on the present and get more in touch with their inner selves. Many different teachers will be leading our morning mindfulness sessions as the program progresses through the rest of the school year.
Recent studies have found that children (as well as adults) can benefit greatly from meditative practices. It has been shown to help them be more focused in school, have less stress, better cope with challenges and resolve conflicts in a compassionate manner. All great life skill to have!