The term mindfulness refers to the ability to direct the attention to experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. (Kabat-Zinn, 1996).
The aim is to develop coping skills used throughout school and beyond which can support children in responding more helpfully rather than simply reacting to what is happening in their lives.
With our busy lives our minds are often very active thinking about all of the things that we need to do or things that have already happened. You could say that our mind is a bit like a snow globe. We might walk through the park on the way to work without seeing the baby ducks on the water, we might walk home from school without noticing the changing of colour of the leaves. We might not notice that we are feeling tired or that we are feeling a bit low. If we could perhaps be more aware of how we feel and what’s going on around us right now we might increase our wellbeing.
Mindfulness helps us to be more in the moment, in the here and now. It helps us to be more in tune with and to appreciate ourselves, the world around us and our lives. It helps us to “take a break” from our wandering mind, to focus our attention on the activity at hand and to just “be.”
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What is the Derbyshire Mindfulness Research Project?
How can mindfulness help me?
What skills will I learn?
Hady’s mindfulness video
School closes for the Summer on 20.07.2018 and re-opens on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
14/07/2018 - Hady Primary School is 50 this year and to celebrate we are holding a Celebration Fun Day on 14th July from 2.00pm to 7pm come and join us for a great afternoon of fun and activities.