Does Mindfulness Training Really Work For Preparing Students To Be In The Moment?

Guest Blogger, Jason Phillips

Numerous things take place within your mind at the same time. More so, when you are students, it feels challenging to concentrate on the present moment and focus on the things that will benefit your learning. In such moments, the practice of mindfulness is very essential; it helps you to concentrate on the things that are happening around you. Mindfulness gives you the chance to pay more attention to the present moment without feeling confused about how it should be. This practice eliminates the feeling of judgment hence making you open to the activities that are surrounding you. It has proven to yield results for both adults and students in various capacities. If you are yet to incorporate mindfulness in your practice, here are a few benefits of using the practice.

Improves both Mental and Physical Health

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Mindfulness has proved to help people in various ways. It works to ensure that the general well-being of a person is observed in multiple ways. With practicing this form of meditation, it gives you the ability to relieve stress, reduce chronic pain, treat heart disease, improve sleep, lower blood pressure and several other things. All these conditions, if you are not able to deal with them at a time, they will have an impact on general learning performance. Therefore, for you to concentrate more on the present, it’s common that you would need to deal with the present situation with its crisis. Additionally, for most people, dealing with the situation results in taking on a practice that will help you forget about the present moment for a short while. In other words, your forms of handling things will result in a mental problem. Mindfulness can help you deal with things such as substance abuse, anxiety disorder depression and other types of disorders. Instead of giving an opening where you will start to practice tolerance to the situation, mindfulness offers you an opportunity to understand the experiences and accept the way they are with their emotions and pains. This helps you to deal with the present moment with avoiding responsibilities.

Improve Academic Success

For students, the present moment is their studies. Therefore, if mindfulness gives you the opportunity to concentrate on the present moment and have the ability to handle the situation as it is, then, it enhances the ability for students to concentrate and focus on their academics. Every student has the desire of excelling in their academics. However, some things will always pull them down and prevent them from achieving their goals. Mindfulness will help to eliminate all external stress to ensure you have an open opportunity to make an academic success.

Boosts Resilience and Provide Support

As a private tutor, the need for ensuring you have a well round student is very critical. However, the practice is not possible especially if your students are surrounded with numerous that affect their general health. The method of mindfulness, however, plays a significant role to ensure that the student is well prepared to focus on the present moment. It improves empathy, emotion regulation, social skills and coping, mood, self-esteem and confidence, and the ability to focus. Additionally, mindfulness boosts resilience, which is a beneficial skill. It helps students to cope with struggles and helps them to regulate and understand their emotions hence develop psychologically, emotionally and academically. Integrating mindfulness with other cognitive therapy has also proved to motivate and quicken results. This is because it reduces the emotional problem faster hence boosting resilience and other social-emotional skills to ensure well-rounded results.

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Conclusion

Lastly, the practice of mindfulness is also useful for people in a working environment. There are often when the office chances schedules and working hours. This method is likely to affect your other place hence result to loss of concentration or emotional destruction. This in return will affect your performance and consistency. However, the practice of mindfulness in such chances will ensure that your resilience is activated. Additionally, it will reduce fatigue, stress and psychological distress. If there are employees with poor mental health issues, integrating the practice of mindfulness and other cognitive therapy will ensure they improve and become better employees within a short period.

Author Bio: Jason Phillips is a regular contributor at many sites and mainly focuses on kids related topics. He also works for a site smiletutor.sg which offers online tuition services in Singapore.

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2 responses to “Does Mindfulness Training Really Work For Preparing Students To Be In The Moment?

  1. Hi Shani,

    Hope you are all settled in California and all doing well. I enjoyed reading the blog on your site on “Mindfulness’ which I agree with…so I wrote a rather long comment which I couldn’t post because I took down my site months ago.

    Please let me know if that was the reason?

    Thanks and best regards,

    Patty

    Patty Weiner, MS Educational Consultant,The Making Headway Foundation http://www.makingheadway.org – On-Going Care Team

    Special Education, Child Life, and Health Care Specialist: Infants, Children and Their Families

    Parent and Professional Consultant, 0-6 years old and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU) Mentor, Bank Street College Graduate Students in the Child Life Program

    Author, Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital: Helpful suggestions and practical tips to make your child’s visit more comfortable office: (212) 828-3927 e-mail: pbwchild@aol.com

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