'Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and without judgement'
Just as we teach children to eat well and stay fit to keep their bodies healthy, at Oakhill Drive we teach children how to proactively care for their mind, which is equally important. Throughout the school day, a five or ten-minute daily mindfulness practice can assist students to reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration and engagement, sleep better, improve social skills, and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. Practising mindfulness and developing competence in controlling and silencing one's thoughts has been shown to be a beneficial skill during all stages of life.
To watch a video on Mindfulness click here.
Some examples of Mindfulness that are used at Oakhill Drive are:
Breath awareness activities
Mindful sound observation
Mindfulness quiet activities