The practice of mindfulness is not limited to adults. It can also be practiced at school,with kindergarten, elementary and high school students. It can be very beneficial for children, and that is why we are dedicating an article today.
Mindfulness has its origin in Buddhism. However, it has spread to the rest of the world without this religious connotation derived from the figure of Buddha.This has undoubtedly allowed many minds to open up to his practice. Because mindfulness is more than a question of faith.
"The essence of full attention is something absolutely universal, more related to the nature of the human mind than to ideologies, beliefs, or culture. ability to know one's religion, philosophy or point of view. "
- 1 What is mindfulness?
- 2 Why teach mindfulness at school?
- 3 5 books to practice mindfulness at school
- 4 Emotional well-being and mindfulness in education (Original title: Bienestar emocional y mindfulness in education)
- 5 The magician of thoughts (Titre original: El mago de los pensamientos)
- 6 Mindfulness education. The culture of awareness and attention for teachers and students. (Original title:The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students
- 7 A quiet wood. Mindfulness for children (Original title: A tranquil bosque.) Mindfulness para niños
- 8 Mindfulness for children (Original title: Mindfulness para niños)
- 9 3 simple ways to practice Mindfulness daily
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a conscience.A consciousness that develops with concrete, sustained, deliberate and non-judgmental attention in the present moment.However, it should not be confused with meditation.
Mindfulness does not require concentration as rigorous as meditation.It can apply to an infinity of activities of daily life. Nevertheless, these two activities have the concentration and the conscious attention of the mind as the main component.
Why teach mindfulness at school?
Mindfulness responds to the need to find some tranquility, both physical and mental, at this time so complicated.Practicing mindfulness in the classroom can help children find that peace.
Children live in a world full of automatism and haste. They are extremely stimulated and receive information consistently. However,we do not teach them to calm down, to be quiet, to live the moment, to control their bodies and their emotions.
Contrary to what we can believe,children have a great ability to live the present momentwithout thinking of yesterday or tomorrow. Many authors stress the effectiveness of mindfulness at school.
"If we succeed in ensuring that children, from a very young age, learn to live in a more conscious way, we will contribute to the education of free and responsible people, able to control their lives and, ultimately, to be happy. "
5 books to practice mindfulness at school
We will now leave you a list of very useful books for practicing mindfulness in the classroom. As we have seen,his practice brings many benefits.Now let's see what are the most interesting books on this subject.
Emotional well-being and mindfulness in education (Original title: Bienestar emocional y mindfulness in education)
This is a theoretical and practical book.It offers a perfect set of knowledge, methods, tools and optionsto set up programs of emotional well-being, but also to evaluate and adapt them to concrete circumstances.
This bookis of great relevance to those seeking to improve the education system.It is aimed at teachers, educational authorities, government authorities, parents and even students.
Editions (in Spanish): Alianza Ensayo
Author (s): Javier García-Campayo, Marcelo Demarzo and Marta Modrego Alarcón
The magician of thoughts (Titre original: El mago de los pensamientos)
A good book can be the perfect key to open a new world in the growth of children,offering them accurate information and, also, large doses of fun. This is what offers us "The magician of the thoughts" of the author Pepa Horno Goicoechea.
This book can serve us at any age.The author urges us to help our children manage their thoughts, their ideas and to enjoy silence. For this, they must connect to their inner voice and learn to control the magic of their soul.
Author: Pepa Horno Goicoechea
Mindfulness education. The culture of awareness and attention for teachers and students. (Original title:The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students
A new educational paradigm for cultivating attention, compassion and well-being.Many teachers are looking for new ways to help their students. Why? To be more attentive, learn more easily and surpass themselves day after day.
This book is full of didactic planning, exercises and considerations for specific age groups.It is also intended for students who have special needs. This workbook highlights the importance of mindfulness practice in the classroom.
Editions: Norton Books
Author: Daniel J. Rechtschaffe
A quiet wood. Mindfulness for children (Original title: A tranquil bosque.) Mindfulness para niños
From the hand of the Fairy Mindful Full and in a very simple way,little boys and girls from the age of 4 can begin to understand what mindfulness is and how to introduce it into their lives.The story tells that a fairy explains to the animals of a wood how to manage their emotions. By doing so, they will be happier in a world that is too fast and challenging.
His exercises and tipswill help us lead our little ones on the path of full attention. This goal can be achieved in a very simple way, by playing and having fun with them.
Mindfulness for children (Original title: Mindfulness para niños)
Mindfulness for childrenis thought for thatparents and children can discover meditation. After that, they can put it into practice on a daily basis. Through very simple exercises and daily practice, we will learn to connect to our breathing and our body. Moreover, we can practice full attention and detach ourselves from our thoughts and emotions.
So, with a clear mind and an open heart,we will improve our capacity for empathy and compassion.Our concentration will increase tenfold. We will be able to see things more clearly and make better choices to live a more authentic life.
Author: Paloma Sainz Martínez Vara de Rey
These five books arepractical and powerful tools for teaching mindfulness in school.We recommend reading them and putting them into practice with the little ones. You will see, they will be very grateful!