Review of Studies, Journal of Children’s Services 2013
Developing mindfulness with children and young people: a review of the evidence and policy context. Authored by Katherine Weare, Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter and Southampton, where she is working to develop and evaluate mindfulness in schools and encourage programmes to work together effectively and use the principles of ‘what works’. Click here to read the full publication.
Exeter/Cambridge study on .b mindfulness training 2012
In 2012, led by Professor Willem Kuyken at Exeter University and in collaboration with Professors Felicia Huppert (Cambridge) and Katherine Weare (Exeter), a study of the effects of .b mindfulness training on 522 adolescents in 12 schools began. We anticipate findings from this research being available by the end of 2013.
MA Dissertation 2011
In 2011 Sarah Hennelly’s Master’s degree research into the effects of .b in Oxfordshire secondary schools established that there were significant effects on mindfulness, well-being and resilience, and that effects at six months were greater than immediate effects. Students experienced increases in self-awareness and self-regulation, self-determination and self-efficacy. Click here to read Sarah’s paper.
Internal Research 2010
In 2010, following a teaching of an 8 week Mindfulness in Schools .b curriculum, pupils at Tonbridge School were asked to give their feedback on the course. Click here for a summary of the results and extensive, unedited feedback on what they liked (and didn’t like!) about the course.
MA Dissertation 2009
In 2009, Richard Burnett wrote a paper considering what is lost and what is gained in the teaching of mindfulness as a secular discipline rather than a Buddhist one. Click here to read Mindfulness in Schools: Learning Lessons from the Adults, Secular and Buddhist. This was published in The Buddhist Studies Review, 2011, 28.1, 79-120.
Pilot Study 2008
During the summer term of 2008, and in collaboration with Professor Felicia Huppert of the Well-being Institute at Cambridge University, Tonbridge and Hampton Schools took part in a controlled trial of mindfulness training. The final version of this was published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2010, 5 (4), 264-274. Click here to read a summary of the findings.