The benefits of practicing mindfulness

In today’s society, we can refer to research and testimonies about the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Time Magazine features a neuroscientific explanation of mind waves and how they affect physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Top companies such as Google, Bose, Apple and Goldman Sachs practice mindfulness in their organizations to maximize the efficiency and well-being of their workforce. Reputable universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States also implement mindfulness in their curriculum especially in the field of psychology, professional sports, and medicine.

Administrators, teachers, students, parents, and staff practice mindfulness at ASB Green Valley regularly. Mindfulness cultivates a caring environment that generates empathy and compassion within the school culture. We teach students to love and respect their parents and teachers. We groom them to become leaders who respond well to crises. We want our students to feel that they are being listened to. We emphasize the following three mindfulness skills:


Mindful Thinking

One is aware of his or her thoughts. Positive thoughts are important to maintain healthy mental formations. Mental formations are feelings, perceptions, and experiences. When a person uses the right techniques to transform negative thoughts into positive thoughts, that person is practicing mindful thinking.

Mindful Speaking

One is aware that he or she speaks at the right time with the right people. When a person speaks truthfully with positive intentions and avoids speaking to hurt others, that person is practicing mindful speaking.


Mindful Listening

One is aware of others thoughts and feelings. When a person listens without speaking, listens with empathy, listens for what is not being said, that person is practicing mindful listening.