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Why Mindfulness?

Reduce Stress & Increase Well-Being

Mindfulness is a foundational skill that can help students and teachers reduce stress and anxiety, increase mental and emotional well-being, and engage more fully in the learning environment.

Mindfulness is our ability to pay attention to our present moment thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and surrounding environment with a kind and open attitude.

When practiced regularly, mindfulness can help us learn to…
• Observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment
• Focus our attention on the present moment
• Calm and regulate the nervous system
• Build emotional resilience and coping skills
• Cultivate compassion for ourselves and others

Mindfulness in the Classroom

When students and teachers are chronically stressed, the body’s fight-or-flight response can inhibit their ability to think clearly, stay focused, problem-solve and regulate emotions.  

By making mindfulness practice part of the daily classroom routine, students and teachers can learn to relax and re-energize their bodies and minds together as a class so that learning can flourish. 

At Calm Classroom, we believe that mental health is a priority. We empower educators to create a culture of safety, caring and calm by providing high-quality mindfulness training, school-wide programming and ongoing support.

Click below and learn more about how Calm Classroom’s unique approach to mindfulness has improved the lives of thousands of students and teachers.

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Calm Classroom 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.”

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