Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and kindness. This helps us to not only appreciate what is going well, but to respond more skillfully to life’s inevitable challenges.
Find a space which is calm and quiet and sit up straight in a chair, then play the recording below which will guide you through the FOFBOC practice.
In this ITV News item http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-12-08/new-mindfulness-techniques-used-in-schools/ you can hear pupils speaking movingly about their experiences of developing mindfulness skills.
Should you be interested in reading further about the body of research evidence around mindfulness, you may like to read the following document by Professor Katherine Weare: http://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MiSP-Research-Summary-2012.pdf
Further research studies regarding the benefits of mindfulness for young people can be found on the Mindfulness in Schools Project Website: mindfulnessinschools.org – Research
The government’s Mindful Nation UK report has been released and contains a section on the role of mindfulness in education.