Inspiring Compassion & Resilience
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Mindfulness: Noticing what is happening right now, with kindness and curiousity.
“My heart was beating, my body was wiggling, I took a deep breath.”
Mindfulness classes brought kids a sense of peace and calm. When students are calm and at ease they are more open to learning.
It [mindfulness] was very calming for the students and helped them focus.
With our busy day it [mindfulness] reminded me to take a moment to just “be”, take a breath and be mindful of the moment.
I did breathing when I was sad at home and couldn’t stop crying.
I did a body scan at night when I couldn’t sleep.
There is a boy who just came back from suspension for being violent with another child. His first day back was your first mindfulness lesson (Mindful Bodies and Mindful Listening). He was resistant and didn’t want to participate in the class, so he decided to sit back and watch. After Lee left, he approached me and said, “That is the first time my body has felt calm and relaxed. I think this is really going to help me.”