Scholarly research finds that mindfulness practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, strengthens compassion, and confers a host of other benefits. (Mindful Schools)
Studies have shown that a significant number of adolescents suffer from serious mental health disorders such as depression, eating disorders, self injury, substance abuse and a greater risk of stress induced disorders. Mindfulness address the social emotional regulation which plays a fundamental role in the success and well being of students. It gives students the tools of channeling attention, sustaining motivation in difficult and challenging situations, building resiliency, learning how to handle frustration, and being able to understand and mange their emotions. The skills taught in mindfulness are life long skills that will help to contribute to the students well being.