What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment to our thoughts, emotions and physical feelings and the immediate environment.
Many factors in everyday life cause us stress and anxiety, we carry these with us. We can become stressed about things that have happened, or things that might happen in the future, often these influence how we react in the present moment. Mindfulness is about learning how to let these things go and enjoy, or be calm in, the present moment.
Children are being taught skills and strategies to: