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Vol. 16 - Num. 62

Special Articles

Mindfulness in Pediatrics: The “Growing with mindfulness” project

Patricio José Ruiz Lázaroa, T Rodríguez Gómezb, A Martínez Prádanosb, E Núñez Marínb, en representación de la Comisión de Coordinación del proyecto “Creciendo con atención y consciencia plena”

aPediatra. Consulta Joven “Espacio 12-20”. CS Manuel Merino. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. España.
bCS Manuel Merino. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: PJ Ruiz. E-mail: patricioj040965@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Ruiz Lázaro PJ, Rodríguez Gómez T, Martínez Prádanos A, Núñez Marín E, en representación de la Comisión de Coordinación del proyecto “Creciendo con atención y consciencia plena”. Mindfulness in Pediatrics: The “Growing with mindfulness” project. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:169-79.

Published in Internet: 30-06-2014

Abstract

Several studies suggest that mindfulness has, among others, potential to improve the attention of children and social skills, reducing test anxiety and improving the ability to keep calm.

The "Growing with mindfulness" project is promoted by the group "From youth to youth" and a product of the collaboration between our health center and the Emperador Fernando’s school of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). It is underway since October 2012. This project seeks to educate health through the mindfulness. The project obtained in 2013 the First Prize in the semFYC Projects in Community Activities in Primary Care.

The main objective is to learn to manage our capabilities of control over our health from the mindfulness and relate empathetically to people without judging, from acceptance and no demand (demand is taking responsibility to the other, going against empowerment for health).

Participants increased empathy, improving relationships, reducing anxiety and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and improving academic performance are being observed in the continuous assessment of the project,

Keywords

Children Empowerment Health education Mindfulness Teenagers

 

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