Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment.” (Zgierska 2009)
With no link to any specific religion, it is a secular practice that reminds people to stay aware throughout their daily lives. Mindfulness may be seen as a mode of being, and can be practiced outside a formal setting.
The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded in 2014 that “Meditation programs, in particular mindfulness programs, reduce multiple negative dimensions of psychological stress”.
We believe that more mindful children grow to love and respect themselves and gain empathy and compassion for all of life.