Mindfulness in K–12 Education: School Counselor Connections

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Fall 2016

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Ideas and Research You Can Use: VISTAS


This paper provides an overview of the construct of mindfulness, specifically focusing on Langer’s theory of mindfulness borne out of the positive psychology field. Citing literature, the author argues that mindfulness has appropriate application to the field of education with school counselors set for such implementation. Implications and recommendations are presented for both researchers and practicing school counselors.