Over the last 35 years the neuroscience research on mindfulness practices has shown not only does mindfulness reduce the grey matter of the amygdala, the part of the brain that keeps us in a stressful state of flight/fight/freeze, but it also increases the grey matter of the pre-frontal cortex, which improves executive function, self-compassion, and emotional regulation. All of which are of relevance to academic, psychological and social well-being and the success of youth today.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space... in that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom."
Viktor Frankl, Auschwitz Survivor