Mindful Schools Recognized as Leader in Mindfulness Education
Mindful Schools began its work in 2007 in Oakland, California, and grew due to its successful outcomes in high-risk East Bay schools. Today, it has trained over 200,000 youth & 6,000 educators in public, private and charter schools worldwide. Its curricula has been tested in thousands of classrooms across the globe.
Here are some of what its students have said:
“I was sitting in a party with my friend. Two guys come over to us and they want to fight. My friend has a gun and he’s ready to use it. You know what I did? I’m sittin’ in the party doin’ a body scan. That’s right, a body scan. I breathed. Then I took my friend’s gun and walked out of the party.”
Amar, a GED (high school equivalency) student in Virginia
“Suspensions at our school has dropped from 14 last year to 6 this year. We attribute this to the mindfulness program.”
Lake Shore Elementary School, San Francisco
At the end of the school year a second grader relays the effectiveness of brain science. “Remember you told us mindfulness changes your brain? It’s true. Before I used to get really mad when someone stole the ball at recess. I don’t anymore; I can just work it out.”
Quotes Taken from the MindfulSchools.org Website
Mindful Schools in the Press:
Child Mind Institute, a premier NYC provider of mental heath care for children and adolescents, quoted Mindful Schools educators in their January 20, 2015 e-Newsletter.
For more information on Mindful Schools, go to mindfulschools.org.