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Tuesday, July 12 • 10:30am - 11:50am
10 Minutes to Better Mindfulness

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The Dali Lama said “You should meditate for at least 10 minutes a day. Unless you are busy. Then you should meditate for an hour”. This statement  strikes cords in the hearts of many busy teachers. Those who work tirelessly to provide learning, assessment and achievement for their students. 
Contemplative practices play an important role in mental and physical health. As an additional component to school curricula (Finnan, 2014), yoga has been linked with optimistic outcomes such as improved attention (Sethi, Nagendra & Ganpat, 2013; Napoli, Krech & Holley, 2005), improved short-term memory (Sarokte & Rao, 2014), improvements in control and self-regulation (Roeser & Peck, 2009; Razza, Cico & Raymond, 2013; Ramadoss & Boss, 2010), decreased stress (Ramadoss & Boss, 2010; Jenson, Stevens, & Kenny, 2012) improved behavior (Haden, Daly, & Hagins, 2014; Black & Fernando, 2014) and improved reports on psychosocial or mental well-being (Noggle, Steiner, Minami & Khalsa, 2012; Hagen & Nayar, 2014).  This session transforms research on contemplative practices to applicable and meaningful activities, for teachers, that progressively lead to incorporating just 10-minutes per day. 10 minutes to becoming more mindful healthy students.

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Tegan Reeves

Doctoral Student, The University of Memphis

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 102