Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Resilient Kids

Image result for mindfulnessWhen 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.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that these techniques and practicing mindfulness are important for us to do when we work with youth!