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What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

University of British Columbia professor Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, one of several researchers consulted on the development of the MindUP program, conducted a randomized controlled trial on fourth and fifth graders participating in the program in Vancouver public schools. Students reported many positive benefits of the program: 82 percent of children reported having a more positive outlook, 81 percent learned to make themselves happy, and 58 percent of children tried to help others more often. [continue reading…]