Mindfulness for Children and Youth: A Review of the Literature with an Argument for School-Based Implementation

  • Kim Rempel Athabasca University
Keywords: Applied practice, mindfulness, children, youth, education

Abstract

Interest in the use of mindfulness-based activities with children and youth is growing. The article evaluates empirical evidence related to the use of mindfulness-based activities to facilitate enhanced student learning and to support students’ psychological, physiological, and social development. It also provides an overview of interventions that include mindfulness. There is a need to provide children with a way to combat the stress and pressure of living in today’s highly charged world: mindfulness may be one helpful alternative. The implications of a universal school-based mindfulness intervention are discussed, and directions for future research are offered.

Author Biography

Kim Rempel, Athabasca University
Published
2012-06-19
How to Cite
Rempel, K. (2012). Mindfulness for Children and Youth: A Review of the Literature with an Argument for School-Based Implementation. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 46(3). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59860
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Articles/ Articles