Why mindfulness is a must for educators

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Your students aren’t the only ones who are anxious.

5 year olds are already subject to anxiety disorders. And 49% of students reported feeling a great deal of stress on a daily basis26% of whom have been diagnosed with depression, which is over four times the national average of 6%.

But what about all the teachers and professionals who help care for those under 18? You’re likely experiencing mounting stress, as well.

Our apps, Stop, Breathe & Think (iOS & Android) and SB&T Kids, are designed with the idea of peace over perfection. We’re here to help kids, teens, and adults develop the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way.

But what IS mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what’s happening right now by observing what’s going on inside (your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations) and outside (your interactions and surroundings) with openness and curiosity.

Here are top ways mindfulness is beneficial:

  • Decreases stress & anxiety
  • Improves focus & attention
  • Increases emotional awareness & regulation
  • Supports communication and kind relationships

Over 1 million young people under the age of 18 use our app. 96% of teachers surveyed think Stop, Breathe & Think is an effective and accessible tool for the classroom.

If you’d like more stats to share with your administrators, click here.

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