‘Calm Kids’ – An Introductory Mindfulness Program for K-12 Students
Mindfulness is a way for students to pay attention to the present, both in the world around them and within their own bodies and minds.
In these ‘Calm Kids’ introductory mindfulness sessions, students will be exposed to a variety of mindfulness tools and tricks for both students and teachers. The goal of this program is to empower youth with mental tools to help manage stress, improve focus, and sort through emotions, leading to healthier schools and communities-at-large.
Students will leave with a range of mindfulness techniques to use both on their own and in larger groups. These tools will help students with their academics, and can be practically applied to all other areas of their lives. Teachers and support staff will leave with the ability to introduce such exercises as regular routines in the classrooms, and in one-on-one settings.
These sessions will be tailored to the grade (K-12) of the students in attendance and can be adjusted for any level of familiarity with mindfulness, breathing routines, meditation, and yoga. This program can be adjusted for time available and split over multiple classrooms, or lengthened for a full class period with the same group of students.