Prof. Muesse Interviewed for Wall Street Journal on Family Meditation

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Prof. Mark Muesse

Prof. Mark Muesse of the Department of Religious Studies recently was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article on teaching children how to meditate at an early age. 

“Asking a child to sit still for meditation doesn’t sound like a recipe for easing stress,” writes Sue Shellenbarger. “Yet more families are making a few shared minutes of quiet contemplation a part of their daily routines. When handled with flexibility and a sense of humor, they say, the practice can calm their children, reduce stress and anxiety and help them focus.”

Muesse, who teaches meditation, says using a resonant bell or chime can extend small children’s attention without them realizing it. Read more.