Mindfulness is the state of being conscious or aware. It is a powerful tool that can help improve your state of mind.
Observing thoughts and feelings from a distance, rather than judging them as good or bad, is one mindfulness technique. Taking a minute or two to breathe is another. Did you know that mindfulness isn’t just for adults? Many schools around the world, and in Tulsa, are starting to implement mindfulness exercises into their daily curriculum.
Family & Children’s Services is using a form of cognitive-behavior therapy and popular mindfulness techniques called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adults. The idea is to accept what is out of your personal control and commit to the action that improves and enriches your life using a series of techniques.
Tulsa schools are also starting to use mindfulness exercises into their daily curriculum, taught through Family & Children’s Services.