At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.
Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to motivated learning.
Students at Westview Community School are opening their minds and bodies to a new experience through yoga. The school has started a yoga program for students to help with both their mental and physical health.
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is a non-profit organisation teaching secular mindfulness to pupils, teachers and parents using the .b (dot-be) courses, which are educational resources to enable the teaching of mindfulness in schools.