Meditation seems to be an effective intervention in the treatment of physiologic, psychosocial, and behavioral conditions among youth.
[Children] who practiced meditation became more field independent, as measured by the Children’s Embedded Figures Test, and became less test anxious, as measured by the Test Anxiety Scale for Children.
…because social-emotional training develops the prefrontal cortex, it can also enhance academically important skills like impulse control, abstract reasoning, long-term planning and working memory.
Teachers who practice “mindfulness” are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout…
Long term meditation practitioners actually altered the structure and function of their brains.
Researchers found that meditation and mindfulness did help individuals manage anxiety and depression.