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Mindfulness
in Education
• Project CARES for all schools...
Creating Aware Resilient Empathic Students in schools
• Basic program is 16 sessions -     two times per week
• Special experiential exercises for teenagers
• Programs customized for each class and school
• Lessons consist of mindful breathing, listening, seeing, eating, gratitude, mindful thoughts and emotions, test taking, and bully prevention
 
Project CARES in Schools
Jacquie How many times each day are children told to "pay attention"? Unfortunately, no one ever teaches them how. One of the most exciting developments in education today is the growing movement to create aware, resilient, empathic students by teaching mindfulness techniques in our schools. Through Project CARES (Creating Aware Resilient Empathic Students) we are doing that!

Mindfulness can teach children how to pay attention to everything around them — inside and outside. Mindfulness is the foundation for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Our bodies and minds give us signals constantly. Mindfulness puts a pause between the thought and the reaction. Some of the many benefits include:
• Better Focus and Concentration
• Raised Self-Awareness
• Decreased Stress for Students and Teachers
• Improved School-wide Culture and Climate
• Stronger impulse Control
• Fostered Conflict Resolution Skills
• Increased Calm
• Skillful Ways to Respond to Difficult Emotions
• Increased Empathy and Understanding of Others
The classes for kids and teens are also a mix of experiential exercises and lessons. In schools, the program is 16 sessions (2 x a week) lasting 20 minutes each session. However, it can be customized to fit the need of your school. The lessons consist of mindful breathing, listening, seeing, eating, gratitude, mindful thoughts and emotions, test taking, sending kind thoughts to self and others. Click here to visit the Mindful Schools website for more information on the program we teach and its successes. There is also documentary about the program called "Room to Breathe" which may be found on PBS, iTunes or purchased. We would also help if you would like to host a screening of this excellent documentary, in your community.

If you are interested in the possibility of bringing mindfulness to your school, please contact the Center or talk to your principal, PTA, teacher or superintendent. We would be happy to meet with you and/or anyone at our school to explore options and learn about the program more in-depth. Feel free to contact me any time to learn more at 215-370-1626 or email me at jacquie@projectmindful.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Jacquelyn O'Malley, M.Ed
Center for Mindfulness and Wellness | 7020 Camp Hill Road at Bethlehem Pike | Fort Washington, PA 19034
Telephone  215.370.1626 | Email  info@projectmindful.org
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