Mindfulness for Children and Youth: A Review of the Literature with an Argument for School-Based Implementation
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy / Revue canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie
Short Title: Mindfulness for Children and Youth
Format: Journal Article
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Sources ID: 21266
Zotero Collections: Psychotherapy and Contemplation
Interest in the use of mindfulness-based activities with children and youth is growing. The article evaluates empirical evidence related to the use of mindfulness-based activities to facilitate enhanced student learning and to support students’ psychological, physiological, and social development. It also provides an overview of interventions that include mindfulness. There is a need to provide children with a way to combat the stress and pressure of living in today’s highly charged world: mindfulness may be one helpful alternative. The implications of a universal school-based mindfulness intervention are discussed, and directions for future research are offered.