Interesting Resources, Research and Clips

The Power of Concentration, The New York Times
by Maria Konnikova 

Excerpt from “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough:
“One of the most promising facts about programs that target emotional and psychological and neurological pathways is that they can be quite effective later on in childhood too – much more than cognitive interventions. Pure IQ is stubbornly resistant to improvement after about age 8. But executive function and the ability to handle stress and manage strong emotions can be improved, sometimes dramatically, well into adolescence and even adulthood. Teenagers have the ability to rethink and remake their lives in a way that younger children do not.”

Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression
by Allison Aubrey

How the Brain Rewires Itself
by Sharon Begley, Time Magazine

Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
by Candace Pert

Meditation Builds Up the Brain
by Alison Motluk, NewScientist.com

It’s Cool to Be Calm
by Elena Conis, Los Angeles Times

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering
Michael D. Mrazek

How Children Succeed, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt (2012)
Paul Tough

Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students
John Meiklejohn

Anxiety, Affect, and Activity in Teenagers
Carol K. Whalen

Meditation Beats Anxiety
(Article on Huffington Post)

Compassion Can Be Cultivated in the Brain
(Article on Huffington Post)

Loving-Kindness Meditation Increases Social Connectedness
Emma Seppal

Prevention and Reduction of Depression in Adolescents Through a Mindfulness-Based Program
Filip Raes

Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety
Renée Van Der Vennet

Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program
Jazaieri et al.

How to Foster Gratitude in Schools
Bono & Froh.

Giving Leads to Happiness in Young Children
Aknin et al.

The Influence of Service Learning on Students’ Personal and Social Development
Cleary & Simons

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?
Jeniffer Kah

Research Round-Up: Mindfulness in Schools
Emily Campbell

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering
Mrazek et al.

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today
Seppala

Anxious? ActivateYour Anterior Singular Cortex with A Little Meditation
Martucci et al.