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Mindfulness training may help kids pay attention - Advocacy in Action
Updated Friday, June 5, 2015 Harry Koopman on Flickr Children who receive a short course in mindfulness training show improved concentration, reports a recent study. The study, carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr. Michelle Ellesfson of the University of Cambridge, involved 30 children between the ages of 10 and 11. The results were presented at the British Psychological Society’s Cognitive Developmental Psychology Annual Conference at the University of Reading. “Mindfulness involves paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. It has been shown to reduce levels of stress and depression, and to improve feelings of well-being, but to date researchers have not …