Mindfulness Training Being Promoted In Inner-Cities.

Mindfulness Training Being Promoted In Inner-Cities.

A number of black children (particular adolescent boys) are prematurely diagnosed with attention disorders when in actuality, they are perfectly healthy, capable, and cognizant young men who simply lack the necessary awareness to redirect their energy. Being funneled into the Big Pharma pipeline is stigmatizing and potentially damaging to the frail ego of a developing child. Factor in the litany of potential side effects associated with the long term use of behavior modifying drugs, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. This is why any practices that champion a lifestyle prioritizing the examination and redirecting of powerful thought energies, is a step in the right direction for downtrodden communities. Baltimore has taken taken a similar approach and was met with overwhelming success when they opted to issue mediation time instead of detention to the children of Robert W. Coleman Elementary School.

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