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Mindfulness Training Improves Attention in Kids

(9/9/2013)

Mindfulness Training Improves Attention in Children
Science Daily
September 5, 2013

A short training course in mindfulness improves children's ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. These are the findings of a study carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge. Dominic explained: "Mindfulness involves paying attention in a particular way -- on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. It has been shown to reduce levels of stress and depression, and to improve feelings of well-being, but to date researchers have not established a link between mindfulness and attention skills in children."

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905202847.htm


Keywords: mindfulness, training, attention, children, kids, distractions, concentration



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