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Mindfulness Training for Teachers: A Pilot Program
Complementary health practice review
Short Title: Mindfulness Training for Teachers
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2004
Pages: 31 - 42
Sources ID: 62681
Visibility: Public (group default)
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This article discusses the results of three elementary school teachers’ feedback from a mindfulness-training program. Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to what’s happening now without judgment. The training consisted of breathwork, bodyscan, movement, and sensorimotor activities. Results of interviews with the teachers revealed that teachers used the mindfulness skills to (a) aid in curriculum development and implementation, (b) deal with conflict and anxiety, (c) improve the quality of their personal lives, and (d) facilitate positive changes in the classroom.