Grant Spotlight: Mindfulness
The CEMS "Mindfulness for Emotional Regulation in the Classroom" grant brought mindfulness education into 11 classrooms grades 5-8, reaching 212 students. In this time, students and teachers learned and practiced skills related to several areas of mindfulness: responsive relationships, strengthening core life skills, and reducing sources of stress. It is our hope that the teachers and students who participated in our program are able to utilize their skills and share information with loved ones to enhance wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One 8th grade teacher reflected “Since beginning this mindfulness cohort with my colleagues and my students… I have found that I am taking the time to practice mindfulness techniques and that I am able to reduce and relieve many of the stressors and negative thoughts that invade my mind on a daily basis. I think I am forming a wonderful new habit!”
We’d like to offer a few mindfulness resources for all to access:
1. 2 minute practice led by Erica (based on the in-class experiences we’ve had together)
2. Smiling Mind (guided mindfulness practices appropriate for 3-year-olds to adults)
3. Mindful Schools is offering free 30-minute mindfulness lessons for K-5 students at 1pm, Tuesday-Thursday, (and their families) through Facebook Live
Read more about this and other grants on our website!