The Call for Mindfulness in School

“Under duress we don’t rise to our expectations, we fall to our level of training.” -Bruce Lee According to Mindfulschools.org: School can be a stressful place and stress impairs attention, emotion and mood regulation, sleep, and learning readiness daily in American classrooms. Even more troubling, prolonged exposure to childhood toxic stress has lifelong impacts on mental and physical health. Practicing mindfulness can reduce our feeling of being overwhelmed and busy and can give us a sense of self. When mindfulness is practiced in school according to The Holistic Life Foundation, a non-profit that has…