During Term Two, the school introduced Mindfulness Monday as a whole initiative.
At 11.50am each Monday, all students and staff take up to 8 minutes to pause and take a moment by experiencing guided mindfulness. Mindfulness comes from a researched based program Smiling Minds, created by co-founders Jane Martino and James Tutton.
Mindfulness is a skill for life.
Mindfulness practices have been proven to be one of the most effective ways to lower stress levels, cope more effectively with stressful events and prevent stress build up and burn out. (Georgina Manning Psychotherapist and co-founder of Peaceful Kids Program).
Mindfulness can calm the mind, focus our attention and help us make the most out of life. Mindfulness is about focusing attention on the here and now, rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Good mental health in childhood sets young people up for the future and their career. (Smiling Minds Mindfulness Program).
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