Student Wellbeing News

MINDFULNESS

 

The Berry Street approach values opportunities for students and teachers to use mindfulness strategies and be present in the moment. Mindfulness helps to reduce stress responses in the body which students looked at earlier in Term One. It also helps with sleep problems, hyperactivity and improvements in school work. Teachers bring students into the present moment and use mindfulness techniques when they:

  • ‘body scan’ by focusing on body parts sequentially.
  • Listen to breathing.
  • Notice sounds around the room.
  • Do yoga poses.
  • Complete mindful colouring in pages.

 

Rebecca Gage

gagere@sedandenongnth.catholic.edu.au

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