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In today’s world, the stressors of daily life can cause children and adults alike to feel frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious. Calm Classroom provides practical mindfulness-based tools to help us manage stress and achieve emotional well-being throughout the day by activating the body’s relaxation response. When we’re feeling focused, relaxed and energized, we are empowered.

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In today’s world, the stressors of daily life can cause children and adults alike to feel frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious. Calm Classroom provides practical mindfulness-based tools to help us manage stress and achieve emotional well-being throughout the day by activating the body’s relaxation response. When we’re feeling focused, relaxed and energized, we are empowered.

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Mindfulness Research & Studies

Results* from our 2020 teacher survey found that 84% of k-8th grade teachers who taught Calm Classroom one or more times per day experienced a reduction in stress and anxiety and were able to maintain greater focus.

Similar studies** have shown students who where exposed to two or more mindfulness techniques each day experienced significant increases in self-esteem, greater improvements in levels of perceived stress and anxiety, as well as had higher grade point averages, better work habits, and higher cooperation scores than students who had less exposure.

*Fall 2020 results from 3283 teachers who implemented Calm Classroom in Chicago and Jacksonville public schools.
** Chiesa, A., & Serretti, A. (2009); Jha, A. P., Krompinger, J., & Baime. M. J. (2007); Hoge, E. A., Bui, E., Marques, L., Metcalf, C. A., Morris, L. K., Robinaugh, D.J., ...Simon, N.M. (2013).

Testimonials

“I have seen many programs come and go in the Chicago Public Schools and Calm Classroom is one of the few that I embrace with my whole heart. It is intentional, well researched, and consistent. The message is simple and elegant. It works.”

“The few, but powerful, minutes of Calm Classroom every morning and afternoon are some of the most meaningful, stress-free moments in each of our school days.”

“I believe Clam Classroom has helped the overall environment of the classroom. It keeps me calm when I feel rushed or stressed and makes me recognize my own emotions. I think the students feel better when they have a chance to take a breath and relax their mind.”

“I teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To watch my students execute Calm Classroom is absolutely AMAZING! It REALLY helps them  regulate their frustrations and anxieties.”

Calm Classroom has changed the whole dynamic of my classroom. My children are able to self-regulate their emotions more easily.”



Mindfulness Offers Great Benefits

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Benefits of mindfulness-based and relaxation response strategies

In addition to the results we see directly from implementation of the Calm Classroom program, the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation response strategies have been validated by decades of research.

Improve executive functioning in students

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) improve executive functioning, which includes working memory, emotion regulation, and self-monitoring. Research shows that participation in a program that utilizes MAPS leads to improvements in behavioral regulation and overall executive functioning in elementary school students. Flook et al., 2010 Mendelson et al., 2010

Boost academic and behavioral outcomes

Daily practice of relaxation response techniques and self-care strategies like those found in Calm Classroom leads to positive academic and behavioral outcomes. One study found that middle school students who were exposed to two or more semesters of classes that included these practices had higher grade point averages, better work habits, and higher cooperation scores than students who had less exposure. Similar studies have shown significant increases in self-esteem, greater improvements in levels of perceived stress and anxiety, as well as an increase in health-promoting behaviors. Benson et al., 1994, 2000, Foret et al., 2011

Manage stress and promote wellbeing in adults

Relaxation response techniques and mindfulness-based interventions have long been recognized as effective strategies for managing stress-related illness and enhancing psychological well being in adults. Both modalities increase activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, deactivating the body’s fight-or-flight stress response. Esch et al., 2003, Brown & Ryan, 2003