Depression levels decreased among ethnically diverse students who participated in a mindfulness program.
Students (improved mindfulness, anxiety and creativity) and teachers (improved mindfulness, reduced interpersonal problems) both indicated significant benefits of participating in a school based mindfulness program.
Schools in San Fransisco Unified are experiencing benefits of mindfulness such as suspensions decreasing 79% over four years.
Pre-Kindergarten students who participated in a mindfulness program demonstrated prosocial benefits and earned higher end of year learning, socio-emotional development and health grades than their peers.
Student participation in mindfulness programs has benefits including: 24% decrease in aggression, 15% improvement in math scores and improved classroom behaviors.
Adolescents who participated in a school-based mindfulness program significantly reduced symptoms of depression. This study suggests mindfulness has utility as a prevention and as a treatment for adolescents with depression.
Mindfulness in the Schools Catches On
Mindfulness-based interventions for children and youths hold promise, particularly in relation to improving cognitive performance and resilience to stress.
Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights Greater Good
42% decrease in bullying after yoga program in school protocol.
Mindfulness Increases Empathy in Children
Mindfulness programs improved executive functions such as attention control, emotion regulation and response to stress among elementary, middle and high school students.
Adolescents participating in an 8 week mindfulness-based stress reduction program reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and somatic distress, as well as increased self-esteem and sleep quality.
Yoga practice improved lung function and reduced symptoms for children with asthma.
Teenagers who participated in an eight week yoga program significantly reduced eating disorder symptoms both during the program and at follow-up, four weeks after program completion.
Long term meditators have significantly larger brain volume in areas associated with emotional regulation and response control.
Meditation and Mindfulness can increase focus and a sense of calm according to the Mayo clinic.