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    School-based mindfulness programs: Transforming children's lives or merely a passing fad?


    O'Toole, Catriona (2015) School-based mindfulness programs: Transforming children's lives or merely a passing fad? In: Wellbeing and Mental Health Promotion in Schools, 8-12 September 2015, Budapest. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    During the past three decades, there has been increasing interest in mindfulness and mindfulness interventions due to a wealth of theoretical and empirical research linking them with positive psychosocial, cognitive and health outcomes (Keng, Smoski, & Robbins, 2011). The core features of mindfulness, namely awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of a person’s moment-to-moment experience, are regarded as potentially effective antidotes against common forms of psychological distress, such as rumination, anxiety and anger; these often involve maladaptive tendencies to avoid, suppress, or over-engage with one's distressing thoughts and emotions (Kabat-Zinn, 1990; Keng, et al., 2011).

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: mindfulness; schools; psychological distress; children;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 7108
    Depositing User: Catriona O'Toole
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:40
    Refereed: No
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