The articles contained in the list to the right have been influential in the creation and implementation of services provided by Mindful Youth.
We have tried to link directly to the articles themselves if they were available on the web. Those articles that were not fully available have links to the article’s publishing company where the abstract is listed.
Richard Burnett and Chris Cullen, co-Founders of the Mindfulness in Schools Project, met in 2007. Along with Chris O’Neil, these schoolteachers had experienced the benefits of mindfulness themselves and wanted to bring it to life in the classroom.
The Blue School, with more than 200 students in preschool through third grade, integrates cognitive neuroscience and cutting-edge educational theory into curriculum, professional development and school design. In doing so they aim to give children more chances to regulate their emotions, broaden their attention and their ability to acquire and retain information.
At General Mills, experienced leaders participated in their Cultivating Leadership Presence course.
• 80 percent reported a positive change in their ability to make better decisions with more clarity.
• 89 percent reported enhanced listening capabilities – to themselves and to others.
Large companies across the United States are embracing mindfulness training as a way to improve productivity and creativity. Executives from diverse corporate cultures such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Cisco, Huffington Post, and Ford have experienced positive results from incorporating mindfulness into their management of their companies.
Author Karen Maezen Miller offers quick and practical guidelines for maintaining a mindfulness practice throughout your day.
Here are a few tips on how to integrate the practice of mindfulness into your home.
Below is a list of research that supports the efficacy of mindfulness as a means to improve the lives of young people. Most of the research on mindfulness, which has grown considerably in the past twenty years, has been done on adult populations. Fortunately, the evidence base for mindfulness as an intervention with youth is rapidly growing and the majority of the below peer reviewed articles are of such focus.
Gina M. Biegel, Kirk Warren Brown, Shauna L. Shapiro, Christine M. Schubert
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
Vol. 77, No. 5., 2011
A study that examined the impact of a modified version of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with teens who had been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Overall, the results showed an improvement in psychological and behavioral functioning.
Maria Napoli, Paul Rock Krech, Lynn C. Holley
Journal of Applied Psychology,
Vol. 21, No. 1, 2005
A study examining the effect of mindfulness upon elementary school students and their attention. The study found a positive correlation between mindfulness and improved attention.
Tamar Mendelson & Mark T. Greenberg, Jacinda K. Dariotis, Laura Feagans Gould & Brittany L. Rhoades, Philip J. Leaf
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,
Vol. 38, 2010
A study of mindfulness and yoga as an intervention for fourth and fifth graders. The researchers found it was well received by both teachers and students, and also had a positive impact upon the student’s ability to manage difficult thoughts and emotions.
Betsy L. Wisner, Barbara Jones, and David Gwin
Journal of Children and Schools,
Vol. 32, No. 3, 2010
A great review of the literature supporting mindfulness as an intervention with youth that also includes a list of benefits.
Miles Thompson & Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry,
Vol.13, No. 3, 2008
A study that explains mindfulness and summarizes the evidence, current to 2008, that supports mindfulness as an intervention with youth.
Lisa Flook, et al.
Journal of Applied School Psychology,
Vol 26, No. 1, 2010
A study of elementary students who received a mindfulness intervention and showed improvements in executive functions, behavioral regulation, and metacognition.
Journal of Child and Family Studies,
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2010
A meta-analysis of mindfulness studies with children and adolescents that supports mindfulness as a clinical intervention to improve psychological functioning in young people.
Ruth A. Baer
Journal of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice,
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2003
A meta-analysis of mindfulness studies with adults that also supports mindfulness as a clinical intervention to improve psychological functioning.
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology,
Vol. 55, No. 4, 2011
A study that’s findings suggest that meditation based interventions may assist inmates in their rehabilitation.
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