MINDFULNESS ONLINE RESOURCES
Resources Accessible from Anywhere in the World
Harnessing the power of the internet to explore, learn, and apply mindfulness to your life and the lives of those you care about, is a powerful capability. No matter where you live in the world, if you are reading this, you can access all of the below information to help in the expansion of your mindfulness specific knowledge.
FocusedKids™ - FocusedKids™ is a simple curriculum of exercises developed for ages 3-8 that teaches kids, parents, and teachers about their brains, and the skills for self-regulation. Curriculum and training videos are available. FocusedKids™ also have excellent exercise books available for purchase.
The Greater Good Science Center - The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. They have a section on education. Here you will find substantial resources regarding mindfulness research.
The Original ACEs Study - Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Find Your ACEs Score - There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE Study. Five are personal — physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect. Five are related to other family members. Each type of trauma counts as one. So a person who’s been physically abused, with one alcoholic parent, and a mother who was beaten up has an ACE score of three.
Why You Should Hire Emotionally Intelligent Employees - Specific skills and experiences are only part of the hiring puzzle. Denese Skinner, Vice President of Student Affairs at Amarillo College, lays out an excellent observation for why hiring emotionally intelligent employees will make your personnel management efforts much smoother.
FREE Online Teacher Training on Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Teaching - Understanding the Science of Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Students. We highly recommend this free course.