"... The practice of Mindfulness is an intelligent and lasting educational investment in preventative physiological, mental and emotional well-being"
The purpose of Mindfulness in the educational context is that participants acquire a state of consciousness and calm to help them self-regulate their behavior and to know each other better and create a conducive environment for learning.
In recent years, Mindfulness has been increasingly recognized internationally as a positive tool to support students, teachers, school administrators and parents. The growing interest and research by universities and other agencies have provided scientific evidence of the effectiveness of Mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase emotional resilience, happiness, prosocial behavior and cognitive skills.
A meta-analysis conducted in 2011 by Joseph Durlak, and in which 270,000 students of all academic stages participated, found that students who had completed programs socioemotional education in primary, not only showed significant improvements as teenagers in behavioral issues ( example, being less violent), but also obtained an improvement in their academic results compared to those who did not receive such training.
"... Only an aware educator can educate in a conscious way"
Being a teacher is not always easy, and the high quality that comes with being teacher can cause chronic stress, fatigue and emotional relationship issues with students. Mindfulness has proved effective in these situations. For example, reducing teacher stress, low medical illness, depression, anxiety or burnout.
Regular practice of Mindfulness gives teachers tools that enable them to cope with difficult situations and help improve their quality of life and well-being. This, in turn, has an impact on their performance and their relationship with their students, resulting in an optimal educational environment for learning.