Title

Can I have Five Minutes of Your Time? The Art of Mindfulness

First Presenter's Institution

Augusta University

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 8 (Ballroom E)

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

My proposal focus on giving service providers for youth at risk tools to help manage stress, release anger, and focusing in the learning environment.

Brief Program Description

In the last decade, we have focus on the art of mindfulness for adults. The need for mindfulness is just important in children but the research and the time is not there. Mindfulness has shown to reduce stress and behavior problems in children. This presentation will give professionals tools that they can use in and outside of the class for any population and age group.

Summary

In the last decade, we have focus on the art of mindfulness for adults. The need for mindfulness is just important for children but the research and the time are not there. Mindfulness does not need to take a long time to execute in a setting. This presentation will give professionals tools that they can use in and outside of the classroom for any population and age group. Best of all, they can be done under five minutes and little or no cost to the professional. Some of the strategies presented in the proposal include mediation, deep breathing, sensory activities, and body scanning. For older youth, deep breathing techniques allow the person to follow their breathing from one moment to the next. The body scan allows the person to feel where the tension in their bodies by squeezing their muscles and releasing them either with music or breathing. For the younger children, mindfulness can take the form of sensory activities which allow them to feel the world around them by touch, sound, smell and sight. For example, the bubble activity allows the child to draw bubbles with no rhyme or reason. The bubbles become their thoughts and allow them to float away. Another activity allows the child to feel an item than describe to another person. This strategy allows them to focus their senses on that item. The amazing thing is that any of these techniques can be used with any age group. There are no set guidelines or rules for these strategies. It is easy to conform these mindfulness activities to your setting.

Evidence

The research shows how use of mindfulness-based activities to enable improve student learning and to support students’ development. Mindfulness can help provide children with a way to combat the stress and pressure of living in today’s world. Mindfulness activities can help children and youth develop of their resilience in different settings.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Jennifer Feldmann is a graduate student at Augusta University. Her undergraduate is in Fine Arts and Recreation Therapy.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-6-2019 9:45 AM

End Date

3-6-2019 11:00 AM

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Can I have Five Minutes of Your Time? The Art of Mindfulness

Session 8 (Ballroom E)

In the last decade, we have focus on the art of mindfulness for adults. The need for mindfulness is just important in children but the research and the time is not there. Mindfulness has shown to reduce stress and behavior problems in children. This presentation will give professionals tools that they can use in and outside of the class for any population and age group.