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Monday, July 25, 2016

Why not mindfulness?

Those of you that know me well have had to put up with my frequent posts on social media about the benefits of mindfulness. In the remote chance that you've missed these, here is an article that quickly sums it up:

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It’s Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

As I was prepping for my mindfulness classroom visits this fall (yes, I know it is still July. The teacher in me will never die!), I started to wonder about those of you out there that see and hear about the benefits of mindfulness but are reluctant to try it. My question is simply why? What is it about mindfulness that keeps you away? I am seriously not trying to convert you. I want to know as a mindfulness instructor. It will help my practice to know what the apprehensions are when talking to staff and parents. Is it the meditation part? The time commitment? Just not knowing enough about how you do it?

I can't stress enough - I am NOT trying to sell it to you.  I am not and never want to be a salesperson. I don't like when people try to sell me on something.  I really am looking to enhance my instruction by knowing what all of the obstacles are. It will be a great help when talking with teachers, administrators, and parents. I know what my reservations were. Now, I'd like to hear from others. Thanks in advance!


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