Monthly Archives: April 2015

Can Mindfulness Help My Child Do Better On Tests And Achieve Higher Academic Success?

Mindfulness Resulting in Higher Academic Success Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman An article in the Journal of Applied School Psychology features a study from Arizona State University of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders in two elementary schools (Napoli, Krech, and Holley, 2005) in which it found that mindfulness improved attention skills and social skills and decreased […]

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Impulse Control

Can Mindfulness Curb Impulsivity in Adolescents and Teens? Written by Valerie-York Zimmerman In an issue of Mindful Magazine (1), Gina Biegel, author of The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens and the CD, Mindfulness for Teens writes about Clayton Carlson, a 23-year-old youth who on July 7th, 2011, in a moment of impulsivity, made the irreversible decision to act on […]

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We’re Connecting!

From Mindful Kids Miami to Mindful Kids Belfast (Ireland) Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman Niamh Houghton, a primary school teacher from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who had already studied mindfulness meditation in Belfast, Edinburgh, Cambridge, and London, enthusiastically participated in the Mindful Teachers’ Training Programrecently while in Miami. She wrote, “MKM was a truly wonderful, life-changing experience […]

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Research News!

Measuring Mindfulness Training for Teachers in Coral Gables Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman A new partnership between the University of Miami’s state-of-the-art Jha Lab and MINDFUL KIDS MIAMI is planning to conduct a year-long, randomized-controlled research study in a large private elementary school in Coral Gables starting in September. Mindfulness Training (MT) has already shown positive […]

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MKM’s Mindfulness Training for Teachers (MTT) – Is it Important?

What is it? What Do Teachers Say About It? Why Mindfulness Training for Teachers Is Important Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman  Mindfulness cultivates habits of mind by deploying attention and awareness in the present moment in a nonreactive and nonjudgmental manner.  Why are habits of mind necessary for effective teaching?  Effective teaching requires habits of mind […]

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Phase 1 – Inner Journey – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

Affordable Way to Support Schools & Training Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman MKM has established the Sponsor-A-School Campaign to help us launch and sustain a children’s mindfulness program in schools throughout Miami-Dade County. Unlike some other programs, MKM is not seeking to build a big, costly enterprise. Instead, the campaign was developed to raise enough money […]

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Friendraiser

A Gathering of Friends and Supporters Written by Valerie-York Zimmerman MKM HOSTED ITS FIRST FRIENDRAISER on Tuesday evening, April 16, for the purpose of widening our circle of friends and supporters. A select group of Miamians, committed to the education and wellbeing of our community’s children, were invited to gather to learn more about MINDFUL […]

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A Mindful Miami

Featuring U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (Ohio), Amishi Jha, Scott Rogers, Valerie York-Zimmerman Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman MINDFUL KIDS MIAMI sponsored and organized A MINDFUL MIAMI at the Storer Auditorium, UM School of Business, on Saturday, February 9, for a standing-room-only crowd which represented a broad spectrum of Miami. This special event featured entertaining and enlightening […]

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