MINDFUL SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
Our goal is to create healthy and mindful school communities through sustainable programs as we prepare a generation of students to thrive in a compassionate, aware and dynamic world.
Drawing from our community of talented and trained mindfulness professionals, we curate a program for your school community that includes teachers, parents, staff and students.
BENEFITS TO STUDENTS
Improves Attention Span
Regulates Emotion & Emotional Response
Decreases Stress and Anxiety
GTM’S Mindfulness Program:
We provide an evidence-based, customized program that includes brain science, a foundation of social skills linked to mindfulness, guided kindness-gratitude practices, experiential lessons, and practical skills for the stressors that people face in varied real-life situations.
Research supports that benefits of mindfulness include self-regulation, anxiety and stress reduction, increased attentiveness, awareness and resilience. It can result in greater focus and academic success.
Just as we can learn to play the piano or do other things through practice, we can cultivate well-being and happiness. World-renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson and his colleagues at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, inform us that the brain keeps changing over its entire lifespan stating: 1) You can train your brain to change, 2) that the change is measurable, and 3) new ways of thinking can change it for the better.
Introducing daily Mindfulness to students and supporting the Grow Through Mindfulness Program in every classroom.
A Mindful Minute is a pause, a minute, a time to rest the mind’s busy-ness into a more relaxing, expansive state. It is a tool that can be integrated into various times of a regular school day. In a very short time, Mindful Minutes can transform the internal climate and thereby shift the external school environment.
GTM’S PARENT and TEACHER Mindfulness Training
Our program is a community-wide effort. We provide mindfulness education sessions to parents and teachers. Our goal is to create a nurturing school environment that prepares a generation to lead a kind, compassion and aware world.
We are happy to discuss your school’s needs and tailor our programming accordingly. Contact Us.
WHAT KIDS & GROWN UPS SAY
Mindfulness has helped me because when my brother made me mad I took a belly breath and it made me brave and calm down.
I really liked the games and using our four senses. This helps me enjoy the things around me.
I really liked connecting with my hero inside of me. It makes me feel safe.
Elementary School Parent
I am so pleased that all 3 of my children were able to be exposed to mindful thinking and strategies while at school. I have seen them settle down, close their eyes, and use deep breathing at home to calm down. They also have new language and tricks to use when feeling anxious or angry. All three really enjoyed the activities with Katie, and I appreciated the take home flyers with activities for us to do as a family.