Mindfulness in Schools project lessens pre-exam nerves, report pupils

By Ray Freeman Coaches and teachers were among the 135 delegates who flocked to a conference on mindfulness in schools on 30 September in Tonbridge. Mark Williams, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oxford, gave a whistle-stop tour of the physiological and neurological aspects of mindfulness and how it can help people avoid depression and anxiety, for example, moving from conceptual to direct experience, judging to letting be, and to seeing thoughts as mental events rather than real. Professor Felicia Huppert, director of the Well-being Institute...

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