Mindfulness Ambassador Council Program
Initiative Description: A 12 theme-based lessons presented weekly for 60 to 90 minutes – with lessons focused on mindfulness, paying attention, compassion, emotional intelligence, gratitude delivered with mindful breathing practices, small group work, and discussion.
Study Results: Improved social skills and provided participants with opportunities for personal growth, specifically in the areas of stress reduction, relaxation, social awareness, self-discovery, and relationship building.
Reference: Smith-Carrier, T., Koffler, T., Mishna, F., Wallwork, A., Daciuk, J., & Zeger, J. (2015). Putting your mind at ease: findings from the Mindfulness Ambassador Council programme in Toronto area schools. Journal of Children’s Services, 10(4), 376-392. doi:10.1108/JCS-10-2014-0046
Level of Evidence: Good