Guest Post: Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin argues that children are never too young to learn about the benefits of mindfulness

On Friday, 10th May 2019 millions of school children around the world will set aside 30 minutes for a mindfulness lesson. The aim is not only to promote mindfulness itself and its use of relaxation techniques and breathing exercises but also to raise money for mental wellbeing charities, including my own Beyond Shame, Beyond Stigma. Jonny Benjamin MBE, explains more at Edukit Connect.

Like all techniques, the younger you learn it, the easier it is. This is why I think initiatives like ClassDojo’s A Mindful Moment, which will take place in primary schools all over the world, is so important. Once mindfulness becomes second nature, as unremarkable an event as brushing teeth, it becomes easy to use, even in the most stressful of circumstances.

Read more and join millions of classrooms around the world for the first-ever, global mindfulness lesson Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin argues that children are never too young to learn about the benefits of mindfulness

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