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Mindfulness For Students

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A short Presentation and a guided meditation youtube clip at the end, to calm your students and give them a break from their frantic worlds

A short Presentation and a guided meditation youtube clip at the end, to calm your students and give them a break from their frantic worlds

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  • 1. Mindfulness What it is? Why do it? How to do it
  • 2. What is mindfulness? Focusing your mind on the present. To be mindful is to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present, without judging yourself.
  • 3. Are you on auto pilot? When was the last time you stopped and really noticed your surroundings?
  • 4. Thoughts washing round and round in your head ? Mindfulness creates a different state of mind.
  • 5. How much homework will we get tonight? Call Mum... Do I have enough money for lunch? Is my hair ok? We are always thinking..
  • 6. Take a break Research proves Mindfulness meditation improves health and mood. It decreases stress, depression and eating disorders.
  • 7. Stop… Take a breath Observe Proceed Technique
  • 8. Slow down. Take a few deep breaths. Observe yourself without judgment. Proceed in the present moment. Stop........................
  • 9. Just for the moment. If it’s not working right now, don’t force it. Just bring your thoughts back to the present.
  • 10. Breathe Use your breath as an object of awareness. Allow the breath to flow naturally and simply be aware of it. Do not try to control the breath.
  • 11. Do it washing up... Be more present in your daily activities especially doing the washing up! Be in the moment...
  • 12. Try it Walking... Be more present walking. Try a walking meditation….
  • 13. How about eating? Be mindful when you eat. Yum savour the moment.
  • 14. Any time, any place, anywhere You can be mindful anywhere in the world, at home, in school. It only takes a minute to be fully present in the moment...
  • 15. A simple mindful exercise Eat a raisin mindfully... •Touch it •Squash it •Smell it •Hear it •Chew it What was your experience like ?
  • 16. Sit, be in your body, notice how you are doing in this moment. Guided mindful meditation
  • 17. Take time to be mindful
  • 18. Then go back into the world... . Practice mindfulness in everything you do.