Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Schools
           Christine Williams, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Stress in childhood negatively impacts learning, memory and emotional development. Emotional regulation 
is essential for academic success, social relationships and mental health. Stress reduction programs 
help  children with emotional regulation. Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) is the most widely 
researched stress reduction program and research indicates benefits are both psychological and 
physiological including a reduction in stress reactivity and measureable brain changes. MBSR programs 
tested in schools have effectively improved children’s calmness and well-being. MBSR programs in 
schools can improve wellbeing and emotional regulation.
		Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall  2017: Volume 21, Issue 3  
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