Something to think about…
“‘Stop and smell the roses’ isn’t just good advice—it’s also a powerful safeguard against stress. Mindfulness, or the practice of consciously and non-judgmentally observing the present moment, has been linked to better well-being in previous research.
Luckily, mindfulness isn’t just a personality trait—it’s a skill you can learn.”– taken from an article in Women’s Health BY AMARY WIGGIN MAR 12, 2013
One of our goals for the 2022-2023 school year is to introduce Mindfulness to the students we will be working with. You may ask why we would choose to teach this? Well, here is some interesting research.
“Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and teachers) react to them can make all the difference.
A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.”https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/19/01/making-time-mindfulness
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for your support this school year.
We hope you have a safe, restful, and Mindful summer break!