Doctoral Thesis on Children’s Experiences of Mindfulness

This week, on 12 December 2012, I submitted my doctoral thesis.  The research explored children’s experiences of learning mindfulness to help develop their attentional skills.  It was conducted in a mainstream primary school in London and involved designing and implementing the Mindfulness-Based Attention Training (MBAT) intervention.  During the intervention, the children drew pictures of their experiences of practicing mindfulness.  When the children were later interviewed, these pictures were used as prompts and their accounts were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenlogical Analysis (IPA).   For more information on the research click here.

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