Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mindfulness in Schools: Mindfulness and the Brain for Children

In this video, Dr. Diane Gehart and David Siegel introduce elementary students to mindfulness and describe in child-friendly language how it helps the brain. Students learn about their stress response or "lizard brain" and their "smart parts" (prefrontal cortex). Understanding the neurobiology helps motivate children and adults to practice mindfulness regularly.

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