What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a whole body-mind state of awareness that involves ‘tuning in’ to the present moment, with openness and curiosity, instead of ‘tuning out’ from experience. Mindfulness is a state of being fully awake to life – being aware and undistracted in the present moment. It is about focusing attention on the present, rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future- which is often our brain’s default mode.
Why practise being mindful?
The way we interact with our kids has a huge impact on the way they think about themselves and their levels of personal resilience. Ellen Langer and team, a world-renowned mindfulness researcher found that children not only prefer to interact with mindful adults, but actually devalue themselves following interactions with mindless adults (Langer, Cohen & Djikic, 2010).
The benefits of mindfulness with children
Research shows that mindfulness training increases connectivity in the frontal lobe of the brain, which is linked to improved attention, memory processing and decision making abilities.
Mindfulness training involves tuning in to internal and external experiences with curiosity resulting in increased self-awareness, social awareness, and self-confidence.
Mindfulness training increases children’s ability to self-regulate their emotions, especially difficult emotions such as fear and anger, through breathing and other grounding techniques.
Mindfulness has been shown to improve empathy or the ability to understand what another person is thinking or feeling, which improves children’s awareness of others and helps them to build positive relationships.
Our full time program is based around each individual student and tailored to golfers of any skill level. This program is designed for students between the ages of 13-18 and who have made the decision to strive to play collegiate level golf. This program was developed to maximize success in golf and in life. While we are helping our students develop the critical skills to play college golf, we are also preparing them to handle school and life abroad.
Students attend The American School of Bangkok during the day for a true academic experience and then join us at the IPGA in the afternoon for their individualized training program.
We strive to cultivate relationships with as many college coaches in the United States as we possibly can to ensure the best placement for each of our students after graduating from IPGA and ASB. We provide nothing less than the best for our students and that shows in our 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio, which will always be the staple to us being able to provide the very best quality to every single student that walks through our door.