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Mindfulness/meditation to be taught in all Primary Schools

Mindfulness/meditation to be taught in all Primary Schools

In today's society with so many people suffering from anxiety/mental health problems, families are stressed which affects the lives of children, costs to health budget will be a huge problem in the future. A lot of people have never been given the skills to have time out from their anxieties/pressures. Quite a few schools around the world have trialled teaching children mindfulness/meditation and have had amazing success with regards to behaviour, attitudes to learning, creativity, etc. Meditation is starting to be taught in NZ prisons with initial promising results so why not start at the very beginning and give all NZ children this valuable skill for daily life. It doesn't matter what religion, culture or background you are, it is a valuable skill for coping with the stresses/pressures of society at present. Our No 8 wire thinking may increase which would benefit all of NZ and the world in the future.

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    • Dennis Ingram
      tagged this with interesting 2016-12-03 18:16:40 +1300
    • Gene Dalefield
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 16:22:02 +1300
    • John Rusk
      commented 2016-11-30 08:52:24 +1300
      I would extend this to Positive Psychology, rather than the subset of positive psych listed above.
    • John Rusk
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 08:52:24 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-29 12:03:59 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-29 12:03:59 +1300
    • Andi Shen Liu
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-28 00:54:23 +1300
    • Andi Shen Liu
      tagged this with important 2016-11-28 00:54:23 +1300
    • Andi Shen Liu
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-28 00:54:23 +1300
    • Alan Dawn
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 19:55:17 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-26 18:43:25 +1300
      Better to just have sports & swimming as a release
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 18:43:25 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-26 17:17:15 +1300
      The calendar for kids is just too full already.. with everyones pet idea most important to indoctrinate the young early. Lets focus on learning core skills through play at primary. Theyve already added (environment , safety, health at most schools).. which is current teaching theory.. and which works. Lets not have stuff that primary kids barely have a chance to understand.. talking about the way we think and anxiety is high school stuff.. if we want kids to relax , let them play and learn through play. Asking a primary kid to sit still for no reason is not something they have a chance of understanding.
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-26 17:17:15 +1300
    • Suzanne Gaiger
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 14:00:07 +1300
    • Suzanne Gaiger
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 14:00:07 +1300
    • Suzanne Gaiger
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-26 14:00:07 +1300
    • Josie Carrad
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 13:23:21 +1300
    • Jane Upton
      posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-26 11:33:49 +1300
      Suggestions: Mindfulness/meditation to be taught in all Primary Schools
    • Jane Upton
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-26 11:32:05 +1300