The Youth-Nex Conference on Physical Health and Well-Being for Youth, Oct 10 & 11, 2013, University of Virginia
Patricia Jennings, MEd., Ph.D. - "Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Promoting Student Learning, Attention and Self-Regulation"
Jennings is a Research Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) and affiliated with the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University.
Panel 4 — Mindfulness, Health and Well-Being: The Mind Body Connection.
Research with adults has found that contemplative practices such as mindfulness and yoga promote a variety of benefits for physical and emotional well-being. This panel will provide an overview of the growing body of research on such activities for youth that have been integrated into school settings and which are designed to affect students' attention, behavior, and academic achievement.