Mindfulness in New Zealand schools: Pause, Breathe, Smile

Many children today are stressed and anxious. We recognise that to learn well in school, children need to pay attention and be able to focus. 

Teaching mindfulness to children through our eight-week Pause, Breathe, Smile programme helps them focus on one thing at a time while supporting social and emotional wellbeing. 

Read more about the Pause, Breathe, Smile programme.

Research shows our mindfulness in schools programme:

  • increases calmness 
  • improves focus and attention
  • enhances self-awareness
  • helps with conflict resolution and the development of positive relationships
  • reduces stress. 


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Mindfulness resources

We have a variety of resources, including research papers, videos and a guide for making your own mind jars



Read about the mindful experiences of students and teachers from NZ schools

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Professional development

Find out about our 2016 pathway to becoming a Pause, Breathe, Smile facilitator