Anxiety is one of the many epidemics rising in today’s world as life gets busier and worse, it is even affecting children. To solve this issue, a new class from the app “ClassDojo” called “Mindfulness Moment” was released on the 10th of May 2019.
“Mindfulness Moment” is a practice of 10 to 15 minutes of breathing exercises and focusing on silence and clarity. As shown in an article from hitechchronicle.com, only 5.4 percent of children in America were diagnosed with anxiety by 2003. The number, however, went up to 8.4 by 2011 and has not slowed down. By today the number has gone higher than 10 percent in children under 18 treated for anxiety.
However, the results of the “Mindful Moment” have proved to be promising. From an article on prnewswire.com, there was a screening of 3000 parents and 2,500 teachers. 92 percent of teachers say their students have experienced anxiety, and with two-thirds of parents and teachers practicing with their kids, 96 percent found the lessons beneficial. 63 percent handled their emotions, 42 percent were calmer36 percent were happier, 31 percent had greater focus, and 28 percent with increased empathy.
With the combined efforts of ClassDojo, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma, these results show a brighter future for everyone with a “Mindful Moment.”