Body Scan is a mindful relaxation practice that can help us relax by bringing our attention to various parts of our body. Studies have shown that body scan and other interoceptive awareness practices can reduce perceived psychological stress and also reduce cortisol levels in students. Body scan practices have even been shown to diminish pain-related distress among chronic pain sufferers.
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Mindfulness exercises provide children with the tools they need to self-regulate when facing difficult or stressful situations. Check out our blog for more tips on how to integrate mindfulness and social-emotional learning into your school community!