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ERIC Number: EJ1176405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
The Value and Importance of Mindfulness for the Highly to Profoundly Gifted Child
Tolan, Stephanie S.
Gifted Education International, v34 n2 p193-202 May 2018
This article discusses giftedness from the inside out, focusing on what the differences mean to the gifted child's experience of life--the effects both their intensity and their cognitive abilities have on their inner experience and awareness. Mindfulness is especially valuable and important for the profoundly gifted child. Two programs that use mindfulness techniques (Yunasa, a summer camp for highly gifted children, and the Holistic Life program in a public elementary school in Baltimore) are discussed. Mindfulness helps to bring all the pieces of gifted children into contact and congruity with each other and helps to make them more whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
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