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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