Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Schoolboys Getting Classes in Meditation and Stress Relief

Schoolboys at the leading public school, Tonbridge School, in Kent, are receiving weekly 40-minute classes in meditation and stress relief.

In what is being described as a ground-breaking school curriculum addition, the school’s pupils aged 14 and 15 are taking part in the courses designed by Oxford and Cambridge psychologists.

The school’s year 10 pupils’ “mindfulness” course, which will last for two months, is said to be one of the first in the country, which was designed to develop skills in concentration and to combat anxiety.

The school also reportedly said it showed teenagers the benefits of silence and helps them to identify certain “corrosive” mindsets that could lead to mental health problems. (More)

Source: The Telegraph

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