There are tremendous benefits when young people engage in making art. Creating art increases emotional awareness, serves as an outlet for self-expression and creativity, and allows us to communicate our experiences, ideas and feelings.
Ray School in Chicago is working hard to make resources like Calm Classroom available to students during distance learning.
Our 2-year partnership with Licking Heights School District in Ohio is featured in an article on social-emotional learning at John Clem Elementary.
"Even though much is beyond our control, we can control our breathing. We can offer our bodies, our nervous systems, a path out of chaos, a path to calm, a mindful connection with humanity, even gratitude for being alive, right now, in the present moment."
There are several mindfulness meditation exercises that can be implemented within a classroom, providing children with tools and techniques that they can utilize to enhance their mental wellbeing. Whether children could use assistance in harnessing their awareness, increasing mental focus, developing social-emotional skills, or reducing stress and anxiety, mindfulness meditation is a multifunctional practice that all youth can benefit from.
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