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Five Things That Need to Happen to Bring Mindfulness Into Education

Published by Susan Gillis Chapman on

screenshot from documentary "Room to Breathe"

screenshot from documentary “Room to Breathe”

A great piece by Patricia Jennings on what needs to happen to bring mindfulness practice into education, from Mindful magazine.

“Our kids are going to be facing challenges that we really can’t even imagine today,” Tish Jennings notes at this year’s Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth conference. Jennings works at the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University and she’s worked in education since the 1980s. She argues that mindfulness could be the critical key for preparing kids for the future. So, how do we bring mindfulness into education for the long term? Jennings lays out five things that need to happen first. 


Susan Gillis Chapman

teaches part time for Green Zone Institute and for Karuna Training. Susan is a retired Marital and Family therapist who has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 35 years.  She is the author of the book The Five Keys To Mindful Communication and a contributor to The Mindful Revolution, edited by Barry Boyce. Her website is: http://www.susangillischapman.com. Read more about Susan here.