Effective and productive education is an ongoing concern for parents, teachers, administrators, lawmakers, and governments. The Educational system is tasked with creating a rigorous academic environment while bombarded with legal, emotional and social obstacles. For example, teachers are required to design their daily curriculums to accommodate the common core test while managing the daily anxieties of students’ concerns about grades, college, peers, home life, etc. The pressure to be perfect and succeed leaves the students terrified of failing instead of finding the curiosity to learn.
Mindfulness Curriculum is a program for students to learn about themselves and their feelings. Once they understand the hierarchy of their own behavior, new possibilities open up. The mindfulness techniques of The Paradox Process (TM) enable students to identify, communicate and change negative feelings and perceptions into positive, actionable visions. Through this curriculum students build an emotional awareness that assists academically, socially, and professionally. The protocols allow them to be self-sufficient while navigating and managing issues in their lives such as self worth, feelings of helplessness, creative blocks, test-taking stress, bullying and interpersonal communication with peers. Our goal is to empower students on a large scale by creating and implementing a sustainable curriculum that can be replicated at any school.
The direct benefits of student participation in Mindfulness Curriculum are: improved cognitive focus, an increase in comprehension and learning, emotional regulation, objective decision making, decreased stress and anxiety, improved impulse control, increased levels of empathy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to easily resolve conflict.
Teachers directly benefit by teaching students who are present, creative, less anxious and focused. We are creating a classroom environment that fosters higher productivity and learning. Achieving this goal means a larger population of students succeeding in the classroom and succeeding as individuals. A student body practicing this mindfulness curriculum will produce higher test scores and a greater rate of graduation.