The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Mindful Yoga for Preschoolers Exposed to High Levels of Trauma

Rachel A Razza, Rachel Uveges Linsner, Dessa Bergen-Cico, Emily Carlson, Staceyann Reid

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Abstract

Although mindfulness-based interventions with children have been increasingly used as a strategy to promote social-emotional learning, the exploration of these practices among preschoolers in limited. This pilot study examined the feasibility and effectiveness of an 8-week mindful yoga program for preschoolers living in communities with high levels of trauma. Of particular interest was whether participation in the intervention was associated with gains in children’s self-regulation of attention and behavior. A related objective was to examine the acceptability and need for trauma-informed professional development for teaching staff.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
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StatePublished - 2019

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