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Positive EducationThe Geelong Grammar School Journey$
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Jacolyn M. Norrish

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198702580

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.001.0001

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Positive Health and Mindfulness

Positive Health and Mindfulness

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(p.175) 9 Positive Health and Mindfulness
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Positive Education
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Jacolyn M. Norrish

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702580.003.0009

There is growing awareness that mindfulness plays an instrumental role in regulating stress, building wellbeing, and cultivating student engagement and interest within the classroom. This chapter commences with an overview of the relevance of mindfulness to education by Dr Craig Hassed. It outlines research which indicates that mindfulness can be effectively integrated into schools, with profound benefits for student (and staff) health and wellbeing. The chapter then discusses the practical application of mindfulness with primary and secondary students at Geelong Grammar School, and includes numerous activities for integrating mindfulness and meditation into the classroom and broader School community. In particular, it explores how mindfulness complements and builds on existing practices within the school, such as reflective learning, storytelling, and contemplation in Chapel. The value and benefits of mindfulness training courses for staff are also discussed.

Keywords:   Positive Education, Positive Psychology, mindfulness, mindful learning, meditation, stress reduction, self-awareness, mindful communication

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