Yes, teaching mindfulness in public and private schools is a great idea, and I am pleased that more and more of that is taking place in Australian schools. My only fear – and it is a real one – is that Christian fundamentalists in the so-called ‘Land of the Free and Home of the Brave’ will exclaim, if they haven't done so already, ‘You are teaching Buddhism and atheism in our schools – that is religion. You can’t do that!’ They’ve done it before with evolution and just about everything else that is progressive and sensible.
NOTE. This blog sets out a simple form of mindfulness sitting meditation.
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MINDFULNESS AND YOUTH TRAUMA
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TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE MINDFUL