When looking for an internship, I
came across resilient kids and thought it was a great program. Now for this
week’s assignment I looked at it in more detail and think what they are doing
is making a huge difference. Resilient kids is a program that trains students
to practice mindfulness. It improves working memory, attention, academic
skills, emotional regulation, and self-esteem. It also reported improvements in
mood, and decreases in anxiety, stress, fatigue. I believe schools should become familiar
with this organization, or at least mindfulness in general. This is something
also us as youth workers can take into account. No matter where our career
paths take us, we all want to work with youth of all ages and this is a great
practice to familiar ourselves with.
Mindfulness- a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.