Teaching teens the art of mindfulness

 

This program is offered the second Monday of each month, October – March. Alex Peavey, our Mindfulness coach, provides strategies and techniques for managing stress and being more mindful no matter your surroundings: the classroom, social situations, or the athletic field.

Mindfulness is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. The practice of mindfulness has proven to be helpful in handling stress.

The idea of mindfulness is really important – being mindful of situations, the surroundings you have, understanding what other people are thinking, understanding what other people do extremely well and what their weaknesses are – how do you heighten their strengths and how do you heighten their weaknesses.” Russell Wilson
— Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback