Meditation helps teachers

teachers meditatingEveryday one reads articles about the usefulness of meditation in our everyday lives.  Recent meditation research followed a 42-hour, eight-week meditation training program for school teachers.  The practice focused on concentration, mindfulness  and directive practices. Researchers found that teachers were able to handle difficult situations calmly, with increased patience and greater compassion.

The lead author of the study  said,  “The findings suggest that increased awareness of mental processes can influence emotional behavior. The study is particularly important because opportunities for reflection and contemplation seem to be fading in our fast-paced, technology-driven culture”.

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Andy April 10, 2012 at 6:11 am

I have just read the full article and as a teacher in my past life can vouch for the fact that meditation helps enormously. There is such a constant barrage of demand and challenge in any one day – meditation provides a kind of solid ground – a mindfulness and clarity in any situation.

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