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Grogan, Paul – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The potential benefits of meditation exercises to promote more focused student attention and engagement have only rarely been quantitatively investigated at the college/university level. Here, I report student perceptions on the impacts of regular short mind-calming exercises at the beginning of every class in second, third, and fourth-year…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attention Control
Swisa, Maxine – Online Submission, 2015
BREATHE is an acronym for Breathe, Reflect, Empathize, Accept, Thank, Hearten, Engage. The addition of Understand allows for a holistic approach to living a healthy and balanced life both inside and outside the classroom. This paper took form as a result of my personal, spiritual journey, as well as my teaching practice. I noticed that the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hepburn, Stevie-Jae; McMahon, Mary – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The effects of stress can have a significant impact on an individual's personal life, relationship with colleagues, job satisfaction and career prospects. If unmanaged, stress can be the trigger that drives talented, motivated teachers out of our classrooms and into other professions. Yoga and meditation have been prescribed as a form of…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Relaxation Training, Metacognition, Mixed Methods Research
Riener, Joseph F. – American Educator, 2016
A liberal arts education can teach young people the habits of mind to enable them to thoughtfully consider how they want to spend their lives. It can also establish the connection between one's self and others, what we call empathy. With insight and understanding, the liberal arts can teach students that education is a matter of the head and the…
Descriptors: Literature, High School Students, English Instruction, Advanced Placement
Domino, George – 1976
One of the claimed benefits of Transcendental Meditation is increased creativity, although the literature neither supports nor negates such a claim. Four groups of 35 subjects each were studied over a six-month period and administered a battery of five creativity measures, both before and after the study period. One group of adults was enrolled in…
Descriptors: Adults, Creativity, Creativity Research, Imagination
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Piotrowski, Stephanie A.; Binder, Marni J.; Schwind, Jasna Krmpotic – LEARNing Landscapes, 2017
Recent research into mindfulness in education supports introduction of this practice into the classroom. This qualitative descriptive study explored mindfulness with young children, as perceived by their teachers. Four primary teachers were interviewed using open-ended and semi-structured questions, allowing them to share their experiences of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Teaching Methods
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Bowen, Sarah; Haworth, Kevin; Grow, Joel; Tsai, Mavis; Kohlenberg, Robert – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2012
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP; Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1991) aims to improve interpersonal relationships through skills intended to increase closeness and connection. The current trial assessed a brief mindfulness-based intervention informed by FAP, in which an interpersonal element was added to a traditional intrapersonal mindfulness…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pilot Projects, Psychotherapy, Intimacy
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Azam, Muhammad Abid; Mongrain, Myriam; Vora, Khushboo; Pirbaglou, Meysam; Azargive, Saam; Changoor, Tina; Wayne, Noah; Guglietti, Crissa; Macpherson, Alison; Irvine, Jane; Rotondi, Michael; Smith, Dawn; Perez, Daniel; Ritvo, Paul – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Increases in university-based mental health problems require alternative mental health programs, applicable to students with elevated psychological risks due to personality traits. This study examined the cognitive-emotional outcomes of a university mindfulness meditation (MM) program and their relationship with Self-Criticism (SC), a personality…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Metacognition, Personality Traits, Depression (Psychology)
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Mala, V. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
Adolescence is the period between childhood and adulthood and the most important stage of a human being. Adolescence is a period of stress and storm. Students cannot adjust with their new-fangled role in life. They can have Emotional, Mental, Behavioural, and Adjustment problems known as "disorders". Behavioural patterns that appear in…
Descriptors: Prevention, Physical Activities, Behavior Patterns, Sexuality
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Tamilselvi, B.; Mala, V. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
Adolescence period is the most important stage of a human being and it is the stage between childhood and adulthood. Adolescence is a time of storm and stress. They cannot adjust to their new role in life. They can have mental, emotional, adjustment, and behavioural problems known as "disorders". Behavioural patterns that emerge in…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Behavior Disorders, Adolescents, Adjustment (to Environment)
Burrows, Leigh – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2013
The case is presented of a teacher who is severely tested by a student diagnosed with relational trauma whose aggressive behaviours regularly catalyse intense emotions in herself and her other students. Through her own mindfulness practice she gradually develops the capacity to create a steady, firm yet loving connection with him. As a result he…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Psychological Patterns, Trauma, Clinical Diagnosis
Stewart, Richard D. – 1994
A study explored the relationship between meditation, meditative journal writing, and the Jungian-archetypal notions of creative formulation and individuation or self-integration in student and non-student writing. A case study method was used to examine data from four subjects: an undergraduate, a social services worker, a doctoral student, and a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Creative Writing, Higher Education
Janowiak, John J. – 1993
Recent evidence purporting that stress contributes to the development of disorders ranging from depression to cancer to general immunological dysfunction suggests that a concise understanding of stress and stress management techniques is needed in order to develop efficacious interventions. What is needed is an effective, easy-to-learn technique…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Higher Education, Meditation
Shapiro, Deane H., Jr. – 1975
An attempt is made to understand the behaviors involved in two different self-control strategies: Zen meditation and behavioral self-management. The first technique is derived from the Eastern "religious-Philosophical" tradition of Zen Buddhism; the other technique is derived from laboratory and field studies in Western settings. Using…
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavioral Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Philosophy
Bane, M. Share; Sigler, Jack E. – 1980
This paper presents the Realizing Opportunities for Self Exploration (ROSE) program for noninstitutionalized older adults and older adults in nursing home settings. The ROSE program is described in detail, including: (1) use of creative excercise and body movements; (2) stress reduction practices such as meditation; (3) self-awareness, social…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Individual Development, Institutionalized Persons