Implementing mindfulness in a closed and structured setting was beneficial to our students. It gave them an opportunity to get closer to one another and their instructor. Students reported utilizing the techniques used such as tapping to wake themselves up while in class, positive affirmations when you say statements such as "I can do this" while in stressful situations (driving test for license, taking the regents, fight with sister), mindful stretching, and silent meditation at home. Students have learned to take better inventory of what they are feeling by implementing breathing techniques they learned. This program has given them the opportunity to put more focus on themselves, to observe their thoughts and feelings, and most importantly learn how to be kind and nonjudgemental to themselves.
School Social Worker at Research Site