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.
Razza, R. A., Uveges Linsner, R., Bergen-Cico, D., Carlson, E., & Reid, S. (2019). The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Mindful Yoga for Preschoolers Exposed to High Levels of Trauma. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01582-7