Mindfulness (present moment awareness) is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. – Psychology Today
“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.” – Jon Kabat Zin
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl
“Paying attention here and now, with kindness and curiosity, and then choosing your behavior.” – Amy Saltzman
“Mindfulness creates space…replacing impulsive reactions with thoughtful responses.”
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it were different.” – James Baraz
Check out this amazing resource for learning more about developing your own mindfulness practice and bringing mindfulness to your school! mindfulschools.org
Randi Jo is currently co-facilitating a mindful schools program for several Park City schools. For more info email Randi Jo.
Thanks to the Park City Education Foundation for funding a grant to bring the Mindful Schools program to the Park City High School Teachers this year!
This on line & in-person training will help teachers and students to navigate the changes they experience at school and home.