What does the research say about MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness is “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” (Kabat-Zinn, 1994, p.1).
Being present in the now and honoring where your body is in relation to other areas of your life can help increase one’s self-efficacy during conflict or unpleasant emotions (Broderick & Frank, 2014). Children should be given the opportunity to begin learning how to increase their self-efficacy at a young age as to how their central nervous system functions and what they need to independently self-regulate. By doing so, this can correlate to better social emotional outcomes both at home and at school (Patton et al., 2016).