Mindfulness Improves Immune Function And Decreases Stress
by LG Happiness Project | May 12, 2020
The practice of mindfulness can be a powerful one. Mindfulness involves being aware of your thoughts, feelings and surrounding environment in the present moment, without judging them as admirable, shameful or anything in between.
There is evidence that when mindfulness is taught in the classroom, behavioral problems are reduced, while attentiveness, empathy and learning go up. Research on Inner Explorer’s program demonstrated a 60 percent reduction in behavioral issues and a 43 percent reduction in teacher stress. With parents and caregivers sharing this role at home, stress reduction is key.
Although school is taking place at home, Experience Happiness partner, Inner Explorer, has insightful tips on how you can bring some calmness into your home.
Focus on your breath. Mindful breathing calms the body and the anxious mind.
Find the Good
Although this time is filled with uncertainty, we can appreciate the slower pace to connect more closely with friends, reassess life goals and take advantage of the downtime.
Use the S.T.O.P Technique
Stop, Take a Breath, Observe, Proceed. Whenever you need it, use this technique to pause in the moment.
For two additional steps, visit Inner Explorer’s blog post on how to bring calmness from the chaos.
If you’d like to practice daily mindfulness through an audio guide, check out Inner Explorer’s family mindfulness app, I Am Present.